Ever wonder who puts up those awesome routes in the gym? Or who's crazy initials are on your favorite (or shake your fists at because it stumped you) climb? Check out the Route Setter Bio page for details on your favorite setter! Planet Granite has an awesome team of route setters led by Head Setter Art Balaoro and Asst Head Setter Brian Hedrick. They work hard to keep the routes in our gyms looking and climbing great. Working full time, our route setters travel to each gym on different days, strip (take down the holds) a section of the wall, clean the holds, re-set new ones, and if that's not enough, then climb and grade each one. Sounds exhausting, right? Next time you're in the gym and you see one of our setters, be sure to give them the appreciative nod.
We re-set our routes and boulder problems in our gyms every 8-10 weeks so there are always fresh problems for you to try. Please give us feedback in our suggestion box. We like to know which routes you liked and didn't and why.
Our setters typically set at each gym on the following days:
Monday - San Francisco and Sunnyvale
Tuesday - Sunnyvale
Wednesday - Belmont
Thursday - San Francisco