By Ben Humphris MIA, RSA National Trainer & IRATA Level 2 Technician I have had the chance to use the New RIG for a few months now, enough time to give it a proper test. During routine route setting days on new ropes, old ropes, long drops, short drops I have made the effort to […]
Great work from team GB and Russia with Golds from Shauna Coxsey and Alexey Rubtsov!
Check out the UKC article on Route Setting by Nate McMullan: http://www.ukclimbing.com/articles/page.php?id=7406
Check it out here!!! http://www.ifsc-climbing.org/index.php/component/ifsc/?view=event&WetId=1585
As of 1 May 2015 the RSA will sponsor and support the GB Climbing Teams: From the BMC: The GB Climbing Team has had issues with their clothing sponsor recently, leaving them without team kit for the 2015 season. Thankfully Nate McMullan from the Route Setting Association kindly stepped in and agreed to cover the cost of some […]
After a long negotiation with the underwriters, Perkins Slade and the RSA have finally developed the first Freelance Route Setter Insurance policy available in the UK (or anywhere as far as we know). This policy is only available to current RSA members working within their specified remit – and there are a few tweaks and […]
On RSA courses we get asked lots of equipment questions, one area which always comes up is about haul bags. So Nate answers: Basically the bags need to be strong enough to hold the load they will be carrying – this goes back to the LOLER regs, however they should be marked with the SWL, […]
Over the past couple of weeks there have been RSA courses running around the UK. The Level 2 – Route Setter – course has been particularly well received by a wide range of aspirant setters with a varied background. Some FAQs have been about if the Level 1 is a prerequisite for the L2, it […]
Climbing Hold Review: Core Geometric Range The Geometric range from core is the newest to join the Core hold family. This range is for the modern indoor climber or route setter who is not interested in recreating a rock type or outdoor style problem. The range is designed around simple geometric shapes creating atheistic lines […]
Men and Womens Finals here, the style of setting and change in scoring has had a lot of buzz. Check it out here!