BP Lab Presents Two Setting Courses:
Workshop A — Introduction to route setting
Duration 1 day, 8am-6pm
Available spots 6
Requirements This course is open to everyone but we strongly recommend at least 3 years of climbing experience that includes some outdoor climbing.
Description In this daylong workshop, the BP setting team will answer all your questions about the profession of setting and guide you through the steps to set your first boulders. Topics covered include a brief history of setting, a presentation of the tools and methods used by setters including safety, communication, basic setting method to turn a climbing idea into a boulder with forerunning as a central part.
Seattle Bouldering Project, Feb 26th, 2019 — REGISTER
Minneapolis Bouldering Project, April 15th, 2019 — REGISTRATION OPENS MARCH 4th
Austin Bouldering Project, May 27th, 2019 — REGISTRATION OPENS APRIL 15th
Workshop B — Advanced Commercial Setting Workshop
Duration 4 days, 8am-6pm
Available spots 8
Requirements Minimum 5 years of climbing experience as well as the ability to climb V5 in many styles strongly recommended. Some relevant setting experiences in commercial or competition environments required.
Application Please provide a resumé with relevant climbing and setting experiences as well as professional experience as well as a letter of motivation. Application review should take 3-4 days. We will strive to be as prompt and as fair as possible.
Scholarship The Escape Setter Scholarship is a need-based $1000 purse to cover course fees exclusively. Ryan and the good folks at Escape climbing have expressed the desire to support the development of route setting and help broaden the access to setter education. If you believe you are eligible for this financial aid package, please include in your application a letter detailing why you should receive it. The review board is: Tonde Katiyo - Director of Setting for the Bouldering Project, Danielle Soncrant - Director of Communication and Human Resources for the Bouldering Project, and Ryan Angelo - Owner of Escape Climbing.
Description In this 4 day workshop designed and lead by our Director of Setting Tonde Katiyo and the BP setting team, we will cover in detail the process used by the BP setting teams and centered around the circuit as a framework for climbing progression. With emphasis placed on safety, communication, and team work, Tonde and the instructors will walk you through volume set up, managing collective creativity, and setting and forerunning methodology.
Seattle Bouldering Project, Feb 26 - March 1st, 2019
Minneapolis Bouldering Project, April 15th - 18th, 2019
Austin Bouldering Project, May 27th - 30th, 2019
SEND APPLICATIONS TO — BP SETTING TEAM
Be sure to include: Resumé with climbing setting and professional experiences, a letter of motivation detailing your interest in this course, and only if applicable an application letter for the Escape Setter Scholarship.