• Basic Details
    Name

    Simon

    About me

    I am the current Head route Setter at the Lakeland Climbing Centre, one of the largest climbing centre’s in the UK.
    I have set routes/blocs for 5 years professionally.
    I Climb 7b+ Sport, E5 Trad, V6 Boulders outside.
    I Climb 7b routes, V7 boulders inside.
    I have climbed for 8 years all over the uk and internationally too. I have about 10-15 1st ascents in the U.A.E, 2 of which are “Big Walls”.
    I predominantly sport climb at the moment, with the odd bouldering trip thrown in.
    With my setting, I’m fast, efficient and creative, comfortable setting on any surface and any height with both roped routes and blocs.
    I’m a great communicator, have a high work ethic (am happy to help tidy away at the end and stay late if needed). I listen to feedback and accept it when its given. I’m a big believer in “footholds make the route”, especially in the 4-6a grade boundary.

    Your Setting Experience

    I am the current Head route Setter at the Lakeland Climbing Centre, one of the largest climbing centre’s in the UK, It boasts the largest and steepest lead wall in England. It has 2 major bouldering floors with upwards of 190 blocs, spread over every angle imaginable.
    My Job requires me to plan and facilitate the setting in one of the biggest walls in the country.
    I train new setters in safety systems and in creative setting.
    I maintain and manage all the setting departments kit.
    4 Years as head setter at the Ambleside Climbing Wall.
    Once at the old Keswick Climbing Wall

    Region

    United Kingdom / North West

    Setter ability

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

  • Boulder Setter Reference
    Work Reference Institution

    The Lakeland Climbing Centre

    Description of work performed

    Centre Manager

  • Working at Height
    Working at height documentation

    Other certification

    If 'other certification' please give details

    In-House trained, at the Lakeland climbing Centre (Major Climbing Centre with 20 Years Route Setting Experience).

  • Route Setter Reference
    Work Reference Name

    Mark Holt

    Work Reference Institution

    The Lakeland Climbing Centre

    Description of work performed

    Centre Manager at the Lakeland Climbing Centre

  • Local Comp Reference
    Work Reference Name

    Kate Phillips

    Work Reference Institution

    The Lakeland Climbing Centre

    Description of work performed

    Ex managing director of the climbing wall.
    Financial Manager currently.