• Basic Details

    Xavier Torriente

    About me

    I am currently the director of Maintenance at the Rock Club in New Rochelle and I am also the head instructor for our outdoor climbing program during the Summers. I have been working in the climbing industry for 12 years, 8 of which I worked for the BSA in a seasonal summer camp. I love climbing, preferably outside. I enjoy bouldering, but I really like rope climbing a lot more. Depending on the gym I go to I can usually send 5.12 on a really good day. The hardest Boulder I’ve sent inside a gym probably v8. Favorite place I’ve been outside to climb so far I’ve got to say is between Smith Rock and Kentucky Red River Gorge. You can often find me singing while setting routes and while climbing. I enjoy singing very much, it takes my mind off of the fear while I’m climbing.

    Your Setting Experience

    I started setting about 4 years ago in 2014 after doing general gym maintenance for 2 years. I enjoy setting both boulders and routes. I’ve set at The Rock Club in new Rochelle, and I’ve set for 4 bouldering comps, and 3 youth rope comps. The person that taught me the ins and outs of setting is/was a level 4 USA climbing certified route setter. Any route I put up gets forrun by myself, our head route setter and, the head coach of our climbing team, so I get lots of great feedback. I’m always to improving


    United States / New York

    Setter ability

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

  • Boulder Setter Reference
    Work Reference Institution

    Beta Rocks

    Description of work performed

    Set routes, forrun, wash holds, take out stripped bolts, rope maintenance.

  • Working at Height
    Working at height documentation

    Other certification

    If 'other certification' please give details

    National Camping School High C.O.P.E. certified

    Certification Expiry Date


  • Route Setter Reference
    Work Reference Name

    Jordan Pacheco

    Work Reference Institution

    The Rock Club

    Description of work performed

    Head route setter, Set and forrun routes.

  • Local Comp Reference
    Work Reference Name

    Meghan McDonald

    Work Reference Institution

    The Rock Club

    Description of work performed

    Head coach for team rock.