At Green Spider we are passionate about route setting because we know you want routes that will challenge and inspire you – whatever the grade you climb at. 

We have over 200 routes and over 50 boulder problems, and we keep them fresh with regular setting rotations from some international names.

Check out the latest setting dates!

Route Setting Calendar

= Routes =

7th Yann G | Lines 45, 46 

28th Clive F | Lines 47 & 48 

29th Clive F | Lines 43 & 44 

= Boulders =

8th Yann G, Evie C | Bouldering TBC 

= Routes =

12th Rich H | Lines 51, 52

26th Gavin S | Lines 11, 12

27th Gavin S | Lines 13, 14

= Boulders =

13th Evie C, Rich H, Gavin S

= Routes =

9th Clive F | Lines 29 & 30  

10th Clive F | Lines 31 & 32 

16th Matt VC, Yann G | Lines 19, 20, 21 & 22 

= Boulders =

17th Matt VC, Yann G, Evie C | Left Hand Side  

= Routes =

25th Rich H | Lines TBC  

26th Rich H | Lines TBC  

= Boulders =

11th & 12th – FULL boulder reset 

How we set our routes

We have areas that are easier for beginners and more challenging for experienced and adventurous climbers. We ask the route setters to come with their imagination, their climbing passion and experience to set routes that are nicely challenging for the grade and provide variety for regular climbers. We built the walls so that all natural features are included in our routes, so there are some great arêtes and laybacks. The high walls are a mix of lead and top-rope, approximately 50:50 though we vary this over time and we also move the top-topes around to create variety. We always incorporate lots of different sized and shaped volumes onto the main walls to keep it interesting for our climbers!

Nathan route setting

Route setting frequency

You’ll find new routes every week; we are now working on an 8 week cycle for our main bouldering areas. For the high walls we monitor the frequency of use on particular walls and re-set accordingly, generally 12 weeks + As we aim to have over 200 routes at Green Spider, we are confident you won’t get bored so let us know if you do and we’ll find you a new challenge. We endeavour to route set on weekdays from 9.30am until 4.30pm in order to minimise any impact to our customers, details are shown on the route setting calendar, plus we have a route setting black board in the centre and you can also keep up to date by following us on your preferred social media sites.

Evie Cotrulia route setting at Red Spider

Route Grading

The route setter suggests the initial grade and then we give it the Green Spider test (a good excuse to make sure we get to climb every new route). For our routes, we have a new system to ensure our grading is as good as possible. At the bottom of each newly set route, you’ll see a yellow card displaying the provisional grades for that line. Next to them you’ll find a notebook for your feedback. If you feel they are too hard, too soft, or just right – let us know! At the end of a short trial period, we’ll review your feedback and adjust the grades accordingly. We’ll then replace the provisional yellow card with a permanent white one.

We welcome your feedback!

Remember you can always give us feedback via email or ask for a feedback form from reception!  Tell us what you like or don’t like about our route setting or what grades you don’t agree with. If we don’t know, we can’t improve!

Our route setters

We use some of the most highly respected route setters in the country as well as sourcing internationally accomplished setters from abroad.

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