• Basic Details
    Name

    James Garden

    About me

    I’m a 26 year old climber and route setter from Manchester. I’ve been climbing for over 15 years and have competed on the British team for over a decade. I love the multifaceted aspect of climbing and enjoy every style but spend most of my time sampling the bouldering both here in the UK and abroad. I am a passionate route setter and love my job and the freedom it enables for me to be creative. To watch people interpret your problems the way you intended is something I find very satisfying and is what drives me to push the boundaries. It is this passion which has taken me up and down the country allowing me to meet and work with so many like minded people who also share this love for our sport. This passion also transcends into my training and knowledge on climbing nutrition and coaching.

    Your Setting Experience

    I began route setting at my local wall Awesome walls Stockport when I was 17, I instantly became hooked. 9 years later and a plethora of experience under my harness my enthusiasm still remains. Having set at over 30 different walls around the Uk, and having climbed for the majority of my life in various disciplines it has enabled me to acquire and create a variety of interesting moves to create my own unique style to apply to both my routes and boulders. Over the most recent years my work has allowed me the privilege of setting for numerous competitions covering all levels from local regional comps to British youth team/ para team comps.

    Region

    United Kingdom / London, United Kingdom / North West, United Kingdom / Scotland, United Kingdom / Wales, United Kingdom / Yorkshire and the Humber

    Setter ability

    Boulder (unroped), Route (roped), Paraclimbing, Local Competition, National Competition

  • Boulder Setter Reference
    Work Reference Institution

    The Beacon

    Description of work performed

    Strip and re-set of bouldering wall.

  • Route Setter Reference
    Work Reference Name

    Zoe Spriggins

    Work Reference Institution

    Awesome Walls Sheffield

    Description of work performed

    Re-set of routes.

  • Para Climbing Reference
    Work Reference Institution

    Awesome Walls Sheffield

    Description of work performed

    Routes Set for British Para Climbing Championships 2016

  • Local Comp Reference
    Work Reference Name

    Zoe Spriggins

    Work Reference Institution

    Awesome walls Stockport, Sheffield and Stoke

    Description of work performed

    Routes set for monthly competitions and finals.

  • National Comp Reference
    Work Reference Name

    Ian Dunn

    Work Reference Institution

    Reading Climbing centre/ The Leeds Wall

    Description of work performed

    Routes set for Youth competitions, team trainings and selection days.