At Red 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 250 boulder problems.

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 problems 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.

We always incorporate lots of different sized and shaped volumes to keep it interesting for our climbers!

Climbing hold start

Route setting frequency

You’ll find new routes every week, including a re-set comp wall every month.

As we aim to have over 250 problems at Red 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

Problem Grading

The route setter suggests the initial grade and then we give it the Red Spider test (a good excuse to make sure we get to climb every new route).

We welcome your feedback!

Remember you can always give us feedback on our route setting via this link, 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. At Red Spider we also want to foster up and coming talent so we will also give opportunities from time to time to those who are newer to setting.

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Alternative Spider Climbing Locations

Alternative Spider Climbing Locations