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, and we keep them fresh with regular setting rotations from some international names.

Check out the latest setting dates!

Route Setting Calendar

= Boulders  =

3rd Matt VC, Ed W | White Circuit V3-V5

5th Yann, Nathan P | Green Circuit V2-V4

12th Hannah, Harry | Yellow Circuit V0-V1

17th Nathan P, Martyn | Orange Circuit V1-V3

19th Evie C, Matt VC, Ed W, Alex P | Comp Wall

26th Matt VC, Ed H | Comp Style Circuit V2-V8

= Boulders  =

2nd  Nathan P, Evie C | Short Reach Circuit V2-V6 

9th Hannah A | Blue Circuit V1-V2 

16th Yann G, Matt VC | Black Circuit V4-V6 

23rd Evie C, Matt VC, Yann G, Alex P | Comp Wall 

28th Evie C, Simon F | Family Circuit VB  

30th Emma T, Matt VC | Red Circuit V5+ 

= Boulders  =

7th Max A, Stew | White Circuit V3-V5

12th Martyn, Hannah | Purple Circuit V0

14th Yann G, Matt VC | Green Circuit V2-V4

21st Evie C, Yann G, Emma T, Matt VC | Comp Wall

= Boulders  =

4th Nathan P, Stew | Orange Circuit V1-V3 

12th Yann G, Evie C, Alex P, Matt VC, Hannah A | Birthday Boulder Comp Setting 

16th Hannah A | Yellow Circuit V0-V1 

23rd Nathan P, Martyn | Short Reach Circuit V2-V6 

25th Sam F | Blue Circuit V1-V2 

= Boulders  =

2nd Yann G, Matt VC | Black Circuit V4-V6

7th Martyn | Traverses

8th Martyn, Elliot | Family VB Circuit

16th Evie C, Yann G, Matt VC, Ed H | Boulder Comp Wall

How we set our routes

We have areas that are easier for beginners and more challenging for experienced and adventurous climbers. Route setters 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.

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