• Basic Details

    David Cross

    About me

    Hi my name is David and I have over 30 years bouldering experience with over 200 FA and 20 years of boulder setting.
    Recently – 2021 – I put up several 7a+ and 7b+ boulders and opened 50 more problems in the Forest of Dean, UK. I also boulder on the Culm Coast, my second home and the place where I first discovered bouldering. All of this inspires my setting. Hit me up for a broad range of flowing problems inspired by the outside. My best problems indoors are in the 6a to 7a range, (in regard to setting), lucky for you this is the broadest customer base.
    I am particularly interested in creating “Training” problems, such as 12 move repeaters for bouldering specific Power Endurance and circa 35 move traverse style problems, due to my involvement in the design of the Baseline hangboard and various new protocols etc.

    Guidebook creator. X3
    Hold designer at Padstar Holds.
    UK Rep’ for Euro Holds.
    Owner & Designer at Roots-Climbing.com
    Prolific block hunter.
    Available Tuesday’s and Thursdays currently.
    Rate is £150/day for regions ticked and £250/day for London.

    Your Setting Experience

    December 2021 : Guest Setter at Spot Climbing, Pontypridd. 15 problems. 6a/6b mostly, plus a 6c and a 7b+/c.
    September 2021 : Guest setter at Far Peak, Northleach. 12 problems. 5 to 7a.
    Regular setter at The Warehouse, Gloucester. Circa 12/15 problems. 5 to 7b.
    Regular guest setter at Forest Climbing Ltd, Forest of Dean. Circa 12/15 problems. Up to 7b.
    October 2019 : Rock and Rapid, N. Devon. Guest Setter at brand new facility. 20 Comp blocks.
    October 2019 : The Barn, Tavistock, Devon. Guest Setter.
    I have been setting boulder problems for over 20 years.
    Completed RSA Level 1 Boulder Setter with Ben Humphries.
    Put up several problems at TCA, Bristol as part of a Holds Test and same at Rock Star, Swindon as part of a Trusted Partnership with Euro Holds.


    United Kingdom / South West, United Kingdom / Wales, United Kingdom / West Midlands

    Telephone Number


    Map Address

    Lydney, Forest of Dean.

    Setter ability

    Boulder (unroped), Local Competition

  • Boulder Setter Reference
    Work Reference Institution

    Forest Climbing Ltd

    Description of work performed

    Stripping holds, setting new boulder problems, generally in the Font 5 to 7a region.