• Basic Details

    simon rawlinson

    About me

    I have worked within the climbing wall industry for over 15years, with the past 10years focused as a Coach and Route Setter. I am currently based within South Wales at Boulders, Cardiff. My climbing CV includes all disciplines from Alpine to Bouldering from which I have achieved high standards. My main love is establishing FA’s and establishing new areas.

    Your Setting Experience

    Having set for over 10years on a large variety of walls, I believe I have developed a wide repertoire of styles. I set many regional level competition in both Lead and bouldering including YCS events for over 8 years and Leading Ladder events (back when this was happening). I also developed the Welsh Climbing Championships for which I have set for 5 years.

    in addition to this I set regularly at Boulders and other walls in the SW region.


    United Kingdom / London, United Kingdom / South East, United Kingdom / South West, United Kingdom / Wales, United Kingdom / West Midlands

    Setter ability

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

  • Boulder Setter Reference
    Work Reference Institution

    Surry Sports Park and The Project, Poole

    Description of work performed

    Bouldering resets of around 10 to 20 blocs per day of mixed grades. This would typically include stripping walls, Setting coloured circuits (although at Poole grade was not preset by coloured circuit), then tweek and test.

  • Working at Height
    Working at height documentation

    Other certification

    If 'other certification' please give details

    Mountian Instructor Award holder. In-house Training at Dynamic Rock delivered my Cwma holder, Inhouse training at Boulders delivered by Level 2 Irata holder

  • Route Setter Reference
    Work Reference Name

    Ollie Noakes

    Work Reference Institution

    Boulders (Cardiff)

    Description of work performed

    Head setter.
    Organising route setting calender, hold purchasing, staff training, general setting, comp setting for regional comps etc…

  • Local Comp Reference
    Work Reference Name

    Rosie Palme

    Work Reference Institution

    Dynamic Rock, Swansea

    Description of work performed

    Set the past 8 years of YCS rounds in South wales of which one round has been at Dynamic rock each year. Rosie has been the manager for the past year so has presided over one event
    previous mangers
    Liz Collyer – lizzycollyer@hotmail.com
    Adam Shore – info@dynaimcrock.co.uk