Did you know that Touchstone runs a 10-person route setting crew at least 4 days a week? The crews work hard to strive to change every route in every Touchstone gym every 10 weeks. This means they set 538 Routes and 531 Boulder Problems every 10 weeks. Not only does the course setting team set all these routes, they also set a competition per month at the high standard that you have come to expect from a Touchstone comp. The crews are also responsible for the constant maintenance of life critical systems such as ropes, anchors, lead bolts, and quick draws.
In case you didn't know, below is the ‘normal’ course setting weekly schedule.
Monday - Berkeley Ironworks
Tuesday - Concord
Wednesday - Mission Cliffs
Thursday - Class 5
Friday - All facilities (maintenance)
Sacramento and San Jose have their own crews, but receive supplemental assistance from the Bay Area setters for competitions or as needed.
Want to see the people behind the initials, check out the Course setting page.
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