• Basic Details

    Henry Crawley

    About me

    I am a Freelance Route Setter and Climbing instructor based in the lovely city of Bristol.
    I spend a lot of my time climbing out on the rock around the southwest and beyond but also surfing and hiking in the hills. I enjoy a challenge and the physical and creative aspects that setting work offers.

    Your Setting Experience

    I have been setting since 2013 when I was working at Redpoint climbing centre in Bristol. here I learnt to set on the ropes under the guidance of Jack Griffiths and also in the boulder wall.

    2014-16 I was working at Bloc Climbing centre in Bristol and have been setting boulders and circuits at the wall with head setter Cailean Harker and other guest setters. I have also been setting routes at Undercover rock in Bristol and continuing freelance sets at Redpoint.

    In 2016 I started freelance work around the country and have been doing boulder and rope sets in a variety of different walls including Big Rock, the XC, and Highsports centres.

    I completed the RSA level 1 in August 2015 and RSA level 2 in August 2016. I also hold a CWA qualification and coach youth and adult groups to all ability levels.

    I climb outdoors as much as possible especially around the south west to a sport climbing grade of 8a and boulder up to 7C/V9. I love visiting new climbing areas and have climbed around the UK on limestone, grit, hard and soft sandstone and a little granite. I have also been on multiple trips to Spain, France and Italy. This certainly adds to my experience as a setter as I am familiar with many styles, movements, shapes and sequences.

    In my setting I strive to create varied and engaging climbs that keep interest throughout the grades. However challenging the climb, it needs to be inspiring and make people come back for more.


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

    Setter ability

    Boulder (unroped), Route (roped)

  • Boulder Setter Reference
    Work Reference Institution

    Bloc climbing centre

    Description of work performed

    head route setter

  • Working at Height
    Working at height documentation

    Valid RSA Course

  • Route Setter Reference
    Work Reference Name

    James Smith

    Work Reference Institution

    Redpoint climbing centre bristol

    Description of work performed

    Route setting manager