Route Setting at Boulders Cardiff Jobs

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Boulders - Setting Positions available - 16-40 hours a week

Based out of Boulders Cardiff

The Company

Boulders is a vibrant and dedicated team whose mission is to:

"Give everyone the opportunity to enjoy the benefits the world of climbing has to offer and help them achieve their climbing goals, regardless of age, ability or background."

Climbing offers opportunities to stay active, be healthier and happier, meet new people, challenge ourselves both physically and mentally and get out and explore the wider outdoors. It spans age, ability and background and offers an ever evolving challenge and opportunities to explore. Indoor climbing is the simple, accessible entry into this pastime. Start in your local centre with a friendly team providing all the advice, mentoring and equipment. From here, join our community and watch the adventure unfold.

The Roles

The route setting team are one of the most important parts of our organisation. They are responsible for resetting the routes and blocs at both our Cardiff and Cheltenham sites, as well as our circuit boards, woodies boards, and more. They upload their routes to Griptonite and social media, and oversee and help to resolve maintenance issues in the centre.

We are looking for setters to join our team, either as a setter, senior setter, or Head Setter.

For specific job descriptions please email [email protected]

The ideal candidates must:

  • Have at least two years of setting experience in a commercial wall
  • Be able to set creative and interesting routes and blocs, with a good understanding of indoor climbing and bouldering
  • Work closely with the Director of Climbing to achieve the Boulders mission of providing an inclusive and fun experience for climbers of all abilities
  • Have strong communication skills
  • Be good at giving feedback to others, even if it is sometimes difficult or constructive feedback
  • Be good at listening to feedback from customers and the setting team below them
  • Be able to leave their ego at the door
  • Always follow industry standards for setting and safety
  • Be organised and efficient with time and resources


  • Salary is £25,000 - £34,000 (pro rata) depending on role and experience
  • 16-40 hour contracts are available
  • 28 days annual leave (pro rata), rising to 32 days (pro rata) after successful completion of probation period
  • Free Climbing for you and a plus one
  • Free climbing shoe allowance from the Boulders shop
  • Help with personal development
  • Discounts in Boulders café and shop

To apply, please send a CV and covering email to [email protected]

Closing Date: 14th May
Salary: £25,000 - £34,000

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