• Basic Details
    Name

    Marcelo Balestero

    About me

    I live in São Paulo (Brazil) and I have been climbing for almost 16 years. I used to be a game developer and know I’m trying to follow my route setting path. I’m the co-founder/owner of a holds company (BOLT HOLDS). Right now i’m 97% focused on bouldering.

    Your Setting Experience

    – Setting in gyms and competitions since 2009/2010
    – Currently Head Route Setter at Fabrica Escalada and freelancer in another local gyms (Casa de Pedra Moema, Casa de Pedra Perdizes and BBLOC)
    – National Chief Route Setter

    – Route Setter in National Competitions since 2012 (last 2 years as chief)
    – Route Setter in Master de Boulder The North Face (Santiago / Chile) since 2015

    Region

    Brazil / Sudeste

    Telephone Number

    +5511993064735

    Setter ability

    Boulder (unroped), Local Competition, National Competition, International Competition

  • Boulder Setter Reference
    Work Reference Institution

    Fabrica Escalada

    Description of work performed

    – set new problems every week
    – forerun and tweak all the problems
    – support other setters
    – maintain the consistency of the grades/boulders all over the gym
    – develop boulder circuits for costumers
    – developing (in progress) a ranking app for costumers (this way we can get feedback from boulders, setting, progress and other things)

  • Local Comp Reference
    Work Reference Name

    Five Ten Brasil Cup (2016)

    Work Reference Institution

    Five Ten Brasil (Clark Eising / Lidiane Saita)

    Description of work performed

    – plan the qualification and final rounds
    – set the problems with another setters
    – forerun and tweak everything

  • National Comp Reference
    Work Reference Name

    National Championship (since 2012)

    Work Reference Institution

    ABEE (Janine Cardoso / Raphael Nishimura)

    Description of work performed

    – plan the qualification and final rounds
    – set the problems with another setters
    – forerun and tweak everything