• Basic Details

    Jay Carr

    About me

    Climber since 2000. Setter since 2012.
    Freelance coach and routesetter.
    I live in Aberdeen, Scotland. Climbed upto f8a+, E8 6b, 8A on various rock types and styles.
    Climbing Instructor at Transition Extreme.
    FUNdas 1,2 & 3
    PT for Climbing 1
    CWA Award
    Foundation Coach trained
    CWLA trained

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    Your Setting Experience

    In-house trained. Practice rescues regularly. Experienced with safely working at height behind wall for maintenance etc.
    Have been setting at TX since 2012, for all ages and abilities, upto f8a+ and F8A.
    Set for the Winter Boulder Series at TX in 13/14, 14/15, 15/16, and 16/17.
    Joint head setter for TX “Leading Ladder” series Autumn 2015.
    Joint head setter for TX “Spring League” series spring 2016
    Joint head setter for TX “Leading Ladder” series Autumn 2016
    Head Setter for TX “Leading Ladder” Final 12.11.16

    MCofS work:
    Sole setter for the TX round of the Scottish Schools Climbing Competition 2014
    Assistant setter for MCofS Youth Open day at TX on 18.01.15, with R. Phillips.
    Aspirant setter for round 3 of YCS at TX on 20.03.15.
    Aspirant setter for SYBC at TCA on 09.04.15.
    Aspirant setter for MCofS Youth Academy weekend (North) on 04.09.15 with M. Bleazard.
    Aspirant setter for MCofS Scottish Para Climbing Competition on 18.09.15 with I. Dunn.
    Assistant setter for TX round of Scottish Schools Climbing Comp 02.11.15 with M. Jeans.
    Assistant setter for TX and Inverness rounds of YCS spring 2016
    Assistant setter for SYCC at EICA Ratho on 31.8.16, 1.9.16
    Setter for TX round of SSCC September 2016
    Assistant setter for Inverness round of SSCC 11.9.16
    Lead setter with R. Mackenzie for TX round of YCS 27.01.17
    Lead setter with R. Mackenzie for Inverness round of YCS 24.02.17
    Lead setter with R. Mackenzie for Scottish Final round of YCS at Dundee 25.03.17


    United Kingdom / North East, United Kingdom / Scotland

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    Setter ability

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

  • Boulder Setter Reference
    Work Reference Institution

    Transition Extreme

    Description of work performed

    Regular stripping of walls, washing holds, setting problems from F4 upto F7C

  • Working at Height
    Working at height documentation

    Other certification

    If 'other certification' please give details

    In house certified

  • Route Setter Reference
    Work Reference Name

    Matt Berry

    Work Reference Institution

    Transition Extreme

    Description of work performed

    Setting up and rigging of safety areas, setting ropes and back up lines, safe handling of equipment and holds at height. Setting of routes both to suit and challenge customers of all ages and sizes.

  • Local Comp Reference
    Work Reference Name


    Work Reference Institution

    Transition Extreme

    Description of work performed

    Organisation of stripping, washing and setting for competitions over a 1 –2 day period. Organising the setting and arrangement of 30 problems each comp. Tasking others with specific aims in terms of setting a number of problems at certain grades. Group testing and forerunning of problems. Maintaining safe standards for competitions, i.e. ensuring matting. Preparation of small details; scorecards, route number cards, etc