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Route Setter - Brooklyn Boulders Somerville

Company: Brooklyn Boulders
Location: Somerville
Posted on: November 22, 2021

Job Description:


Roles & Responsibilities


OUR STORY: Brooklyn Boulders (BKB) opened its doors in 2009. With facilities now nestled in the hearts of New York, Boston, Chicago, and Washington D.C and programs all over the country, BKB operates an adventure lifestyle ecosystem that consists of a diverse community of climbers, creatives, artists, and fitness enthusiasts, with the common vision of Becoming Superhuman Together.

We live and breathe our CORE VALUES. They're what makes BKB---BKB!


GET WEIRD -- Be yourself. BKB is your creative playground.
CO-CREATE -- Trust your team. Results are stronger when we collaborate.
BE RELENTLESS -- Attitude is everything. Take risks. Fall hard. Get back up.
MAKE IT BEAUTIFUL -- Create something extraordinary. Be proud to share it. Never stop improving.
MAKE IT AN OPEN HOUSE PARTY -- Encourage diversity and inclusion.

A creative person, excited by the prospect of providing amazing experiences to our community. Driven by their passion to make it beautiful and to consistently improve their craft. Someone who thrives in a team-oriented environment and has a can-do attitude.

The role of the Route Setter is to create and maintain an engaging and inspiring climbing experience for our community. This includes setting routes, maintaining them, general upkeep of all climbing related terrain and equipment, as well as community engagement and validation. The Route Setter is held to a high standard of creativity and quality, and is expected to work within a team of setters to provide an unparalleled climbing experience that is in line with BKB's mission and Core Values.

It's time to get weird with Brooklyn Boulders.


  • Arrive on time and get to work in a timely manner
  • Take initiative during "down-time" to organize, clean & maintain climbing terrain and equipment, staying focused on ensuring the best possible experience for our community
  • Ensure general maintenance of walls, including:

    • Ensure all loose holds are tightened and repaired within 24 hours of discovery
    • Ensure all required holds are set screwed
    • Ensure all routes and problems are set in a functional manner that is clear to climbers
    • Ensure all the wall surfaces are cleaned prior to setting
    • Keep abreast of industry developments and the latest events and offerings
    • Experiment with different setting styles, innovating and co-creating with the rest of the team
    • Take an active part in generating and co-creating new ideas to support innovation Route Setting Department with co-creation and support from your Route Setting Manager
    • Help empower your peers by identifying strengths and encouraging professional development
    • Create and co-create exciting and interesting climbs
    • Set a variety of styles
    • Be aware of the needs of children and smaller climbers
    • Be aware of adaptive climber needs
    • Follow best practices for work area safety and risk management standards
    • Participate in daily, weekly, and monthly inspection of climbing terrain and gear

      YOU HAVE:

      • Rope access skills and basic route setting skills
      • Great communication skills and a positive, solution based attitude
      • Occasional availability on nights and weekends for competition setting and special events
      • The mentality of a team player and the ability to follow directions
      • The ability to forerun V7 and 5.12 a plus


        • Positive, friendly, and driven
        • Always open to receiving and giving feedback and constructive criticism
        • Committed to improving their work and that of the entire team
        • Not afraid of achieving tough, demanding goals, and excels at doing so in a team atmosphere


          • Free membership for employees
          • Complimentary membership for a significant other or family member
          • Unlimited free guest passes for friends
          • Discounts on personal training, retail, and guided outdoor adventure trips
          • Free access to non-competitive youth programs for children of employees
          • Company offered health, dental, and vision plans
          • Generous paid time off policies
          • One month paid sabbatical every 5 years of FT service
          • Employee professional development fund
          • 401k with employer match
          • Generous parental leave policy

            Though our Team Members come from a wide range of experiences and are as unique as our business, we are all united under our ultimate purpose: belonging and inspiration through experiences that engage imagination, passion, and physical potential. We're excited to have you be a part of our team of co-creative, hardworking, and driven individuals; welcome to Brooklyn Boulders!

Keywords: Brooklyn Boulders, Somerville , Route Setter - Brooklyn Boulders Somerville, Other , Somerville, Massachusetts

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