• Basic Details
    Name

    Jam Plastick

    About me

    My name is Jason, I am 33 years old from Hull, UK. I have a degree in Fine Art and enjoy painting and conceptual art forms in my spare time. I have been climbing for nearly 20 years, I have travelled to may places for many styles of climbing but closest to home and my heart is gritstone bouldering.

    Your Setting Experience

    I have been setting blocs and routes on a weekly basis for 3 years at Rockcity climbing wall where I have been working full time. At Rockcity the highest standards have been expected from day one and in this time I have learnt to be extremely efficient as well as creative. It has been a privilege to work with Steve McClure throughout this time from whom I have taken great influence with his technical setting style.

    As an artist I was intrigued by routesetting from the start. Climbing is an of expression of movement, a dance, while routesetting poses the scene as a sculpture of positive and negative spaces.

    I have been very fortunate to have had the opportunity to shape over 500 climbing holds that are now in mass production in PE and PU. This has added a new dimension to my appreciation for this tactile sport. Throughout this process of creating new holds, setting, identifying strengths and weakness and repeating, it has given me an exceptional understanding of how climbing holds work.

    I am also a Development coach and teach NICAS and NIBAS up to level 5. This has been an invaluable source of feedback for setting. Understanding the clients and customers needs and abilities is vital to good routesetting.

    Region

    United Kingdom / North East, United Kingdom / North West, United Kingdom / Yorkshire and the Humber

    Setter ability

    Boulder (unroped), Route (roped)

  • Boulder Setter Reference
    Work Reference Institution

    Rockcity

    Description of work performed

    Resident Routesetter and Coach
    setting blocs from Font 2 – 7c
    General wall and hold maintenance

  • Route Setter Reference
    Work Reference Name

    Jordan Fleming

    Work Reference Institution

    Rockcity

    Description of work performed

    Resident Routesetter and Coach
    Setting Routes French 2 – 7c
    General wall and hold maintenance