• Basic Details

    Ben Norman

    About me

    I am a climber and route setter working out of Bristol, England. I have been climbing and bouldering for over 12 years in all corners of the world, the hardest of which is soloing E5, sport climbing 8a and bouldering multiple 8A’s in Rocklands, Switzerland, Font and on Home soil. I also competed regularly as a junior with my best results being a podium at the British Bouldering Championships. Outside of climbing I like to film and edit videos, a few of which can be seen here: https://vimeo.com/bennorman.

    Your Setting Experience

    I started gaining setting experience in 2014, setting boulder problems at Bloc Climbing in Bristol and Routes at The Warehouse, Gloucester under the guidance of Cailean Harker.

    In 2016 I started as a freelance setter at my local wall, the Warehouse in Gloucester. This quickly progressed to setting at numerous centres around the South West and further afield. These include: Bloc Climbing (Bristol), The Spot (Pontypridd), Redpoint (Worcester) and The Climbing Station (Loughborough) .

    I have experience setting from V0 – V12 as well as setting problems for local bouldering competitions and leagues.


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

    Setter ability

    Boulder (unroped)

  • Boulder Setter Reference
    Work Reference Institution

    Bloc Climbing (Bristol)

    Description of work performed

    Numerous days setting under Head Setter Cailean Harker at both Bloc Climbing Centre (Bristol) and The Warehouse Climbing (Gloucester).