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routes set for you

Our routes are set for all ability levels, proportions, and style preferences. Whether one is looking to have fun with friends, climbing for exercise, training for outdoor climbing, or preparing for competition—we’ve got routes that are just right for you.

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Meet the crew

Routesetters are a unique mix of an industrial athlete, craftsman, artisan, choreographer, and product designer. They are well-versed in a variety of climbing and movement styles. They constantly evolve the craft as the needs of our community change and welcome your feedback.

Jenna St. Germain


Jenna fell in love with climbing back in 2005, is a USAC Level 4 Setter, and has been setting since 2014. She really enjoys setting because she gets to share her passion for the sport with others of all types! Outside of climbing, you can catch Jenna enjoying a variety of sports with friends, inside being a movie junkie or slinging some baked goods.

She is psyched to be here and encourages anyone to come and say hey or ask questions about setting!

Annie Hanichak

Annie started her climbing career at Ascend in Pittsburgh, PA and steadily migrated outdoors. Since her first encounter, she has been stoked on climbing ever since! While it is not the first sport in her history of movement, she also has a strong background in ballet and Wushu (Chinese martial arts) which help to influence both her setting and climbing styles.

One of her climbing fueled passions is promoting diversity and empowering those in the climbing community. She loves hearing feedback from members and meeting new faces, so feel free to chat with her if you see her around!

daniel cornella

Assistant Director of Setting – Colorado South District

Dan brings close to a decade of experience of route setting. From outdoor climbing and competition route setting, his style is a blend of resistance climbing mixed with risk. No matter what the climb is, Dan wants to make sure whoever is on the climb feels accomplished when they reach the top.  Dan oversees all of the route setting in the Colorado South District gyms and is a certified Level 4 National Routesetter for USA Climbing. When not route setting, Dan can be found out in nature with his family recharging and looking for inspiration to bring back into the gyms.

Jake Michelotti

Route setting for the community, and for one’s self is Jakes motto. Constantly striving to improve for the love of the sport is what drives his sense of creativity, as well as provides the most engaging challenges. With so many years spent hanging at the cliff, Jake enjoys pulling from those memories to set routes that demand both physical and technical prowess. After a long day of climbing, Jake enjoys cooking, working on house projects, and watching movies.

harrison lane

Harrison’s passion for rock climbing started at the age of fourteen in Alaska. He climbed competitively in his youth and has over ten years of experience as a routesetter. His routesetting is informed by his history with and love for all things movement, including bouldering, sport and trad climbing as well as gymnastics and parkour.

When not in motion, he can be found developing and playing games or critiquing films with his wife.


  • Who is on my Setting Team?

    Each of our regions has a designated setting team. Above you can see pictures of our setters. If you see any of them around the gyms please say “hi” and introduce yourself.

  • How do I know what is being set next?

    We post our route setting schedule every two weeks. The goal with the setting schedule is to communicate where our team will be setting so you know which zones will be closed and where to look for your new climbs.

  • What days can I expect the setting team to be working?

    Typically, our team sets weekdays between 8am-4:30pm.

  • How long does it take to set a climb?

    Each setter will build between 3-6 boulders or 1-2 routes in 4 hours then group into smaller forerunning teams for about 2-3 hours and calibrate the climbs to ensure all challenges are grade-appropriate and adjust for quality & accessibility for a spectrum of climber types.


  • How does the setting team grade climbs?

    The day will begin with our Head Setter mapping out the intended grades for each of the climbs for the day. Once the first draft is complete which we call a ‘Skeleton’ we will have the primary setter forerun the climb and adjust any movements and swap out holds to get us closer to the intended grade. Our primary goal is to ensure the climbing movement meets our quality criteria then ensure we are hitting our mark with the grade. We will have at least one other setter forerun and make adjustments to the climb. The setting team will have a conversation about the grade and place our consensus in KAYA.

  • Why does this set of new climbs feel easier/harder compared to the last set?

    It could feel easier because the holds are clean with fresh texture. It could feel harder because you have not gained the muscle memory just yet. Each climb is unique and could be presenting a unique challenge that might fit your skillset or be out of your routine climbing movement. Either way, we appreciate your input and hope that you share on KAYA so our setting team can better understand what you desire so we can make every climb a uniquely positive experience.

  • Where do I report a spinning hold?

    If you find a hold that moves or seems loose, let the front desk know and they will get the info to the setting team to fix it.

  • How do I get into routesetting?

    We have a company opportunity page where we post all new employment opportunities. As a department we are looking for passionate climbers who are curious about exploring movement and designing appropriate challenges for our gym users. Keep an eye out for a community event called ‘Setting with the Setters’ where our setting team provides a guided experience of what our team does to create new climbs.

  • What is the minimum climbing ability for a routesetter?

    We have found that climbing at least V4 or 5.11+ is essential to meet the demands of forerunning each work day and basic understanding of movement. If you are not there yet and have interest please share your interest to your local head setter. They might be able to guide you to become a contender for our apprenticeship program.

  • Does our gym have an apprenticeship program?

    We have training for newly hired seasoned setters but our apprentice program is designed to take a new setter who has limited or no experience and mentor them through a 6 month program. We encourage motivated individuals to apply because we have a system to train you to become a great setter.