• Basic Details

    Tom Hudson

    About me

    I have been climbing for 13 years and working in the outdoor industry for 10 years. In this time I have obtained an activity instructor certificate, a diploma in outdoor activities, among others, which have enabled me to work for some of the leading climbing walls and activity centers such as Essex Outdoors and High Sport climbing walls and The Xc climbing wall. I have head pointed E6. Redpointed 7c, and V8. onsighting E1/E2, working on sorting out the head games and trying to push my climbing to the next level.

    Your Setting Experience

    I started route setting in 2011 using basic valid Industry techniques, at High Sports, Basildon, since I started setting I have had the opportunities to set for local competitions and for the BMC para climbing series, in Manchester, Newcastle and The Castle Climbing Center. The summit centre in south Wales and the quay climbing centre this year in Exeter for the GB para climbing team selection event 2019
    I am now currently setting regularly at the XC climbing center and for High sports walls in various locations.

    I have also had the opportunities to work alongside some of the best route setters in the UK, notably Ian Dunn, for the BMC Para Climbing Series, Gareth Parry, and Andy Long to name but a few, who have taught me many skills.

    I have also set routes at Awsome walls (Sheffield), The Lock climbing wall and The Climbing Station.

    My plans for the future is to perfect my setting ability, and further my career, by gaining more experience by working at different venues, to enable me to do this I have registered so that I am able to work in an free lance capacity.


    United Kingdom / East Midlands, United Kingdom / East of England, United Kingdom / London, United Kingdom / North East, United Kingdom / South East, United Kingdom / South West, United Kingdom / Wales, United Kingdom / West Midlands

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    Setter ability

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

  • Boulder Setter Reference
    Work Reference Institution

    The Climbing Station Loughborough

    Description of work performed

    setting for the winter boulder league 29/10/15

  • Route Setter Reference
    Work Reference Name


    Work Reference Institution

    The Lock climbing wall

    Description of work performed

    lead wall route setting with Anthony Williams and Mark Pritty when they changed the name to The Lock and 3 other gigs sins then.

  • Para Climbing Reference
    Work Reference Institution


    Description of work performed

    route setting for Bmc para climbing series round 2 Newcastal climbing center. 14/4/14
    route settingfor Bmc para climbing series round 3 Manchester climbing center 23/5/14
    route setting for Bmc para climbing series 12/10/15

  • Local Comp Reference
    Work Reference Name

    Chris Kirkpatrick

    Work Reference Institution

    The XC center (Hemel Hempsted)

    Description of work performed

    Setting for Bag of bones. Halloween boulder comp 2014 and 2015 ( 2015 I helped run the event as well.)