We have a team of creative design specialists who dedicate their work days to thinking outside the box and using their skills to create new climbing routes at all of our facilities. Thanks to them, our terrain is always exciting, challenging and up to par with the expectations of our climbers. Each week, our talented team of routesetters rotates between our locations and work together to craft innovative climbing problems for climbers of all skill levels.
Get to know our setters and make sure you thank them when you see them around our facilities – these folks play a huge role in making Triangle Rock Club what it is and rarely get enough kudos for their hard work!
Our Head Routesetter. A native of the NC mountains, Scott moved to Triangle before he discovered climbing and his love for the sport. He has since tackled long routes in the western U.S. and, with a passion for steep gear routes, Scott has spent numerous days cragging in all over the country, especially here in his native Southeast. After ten years in management and marketing in the tech sector, TRC is Scott’s second life. Scott served on the Board of Directors of the Carolina Climbers’ Coalition for eight years, but now spends his extra time playing music with his phenomenal band Phononova!
A Raleigh native, Ben started climbing in October 2014. In addition to routesetting, he’s a certified climbing wall instructor. Want some opinions on routes, boulders, and crags? He’s got ’em. Favorite routes: The Herculean Test and Kinesthetica. Favorite boulders? Misanthrope and Locksmith. Favorite crags? Definitely not Boone. When he’s not hanging from smaller, more heinous crimps with his +4 wingspan, he’s playing soccer, ultimate frisbee, or practicing yoga…although he can’t touch his toes.
A California native and graduate of the University of Hawai’i, RoseAnn began climbing in the winter of 2015 and has been working at TRC Morrisville since May of 2017. No stranger to adventure, RoseAnn loves scouring the country in search of good music, new food, and of course, climbing.
While RoseAnn has put in a lot of time and energy into her climbing, she attributes much of her progress to the values instilled in her during her time in the Marine Corps as well as the continued support and encouragement of her friends and family.
Oh and she really, really likes Counting Crows.
JP started setting for Triangle Rock Club when they first opened in Morrisville in 2007 on a volunteer basis. After he retired in 2013, he started setting part-time with Triangle Rock Club. He’s been climbing since the 1980 s–primarily at Moore’s Wall. He started exploring bouldering in the mid-90s, venturing out to other areas in North Carolina like the Asheboro boulders. His other interests include riding and working on vintage steel road bikes from the 1970s and 1980s.
In addition to setting in the Triangle, Henry is the Lead Coach for Team TRC at our Raleigh location. He began climbing regularly in 2012, and he started working at Triangle Rock Club in 2016. Henry’s hobbies include practicing parkour to help him with the IFSC style.
Tyler started climbing in 2010, and he began work at Triangle Rock Club in April 2018. A boulderer at heart, his favorite climbing areas are The New River Gorge and Grayson Highlands. Keep an eye out for the dynamic movement in the routes he sets!
Glenn has been setting routes and boulders at TRC-Raleigh and TRC-Morrisville since February 2018. He previously set routes and boulders at Planet Rock Climbing Gym in Ann Arbor, Michigan for the better part of 2017. Before moving to the Midwest from his home state of California in 2015, rock climbing became one of his passions in 2013. From the get-go, trad climbing has been his favorite niche. The eastern Sierras, Red Rock, NV, and Red River Gorge, KY are a few of his favorite places to plug gear. As for locations a bit closer to home, he’s enjoyed Stone Mtn, Ship Rock, The Dump, Pilot, Moore’s Wall, Rumbling Bald, and Linville Gorge.
Josh’s climbing roots go back to 2007, when he enrolled in an NCSU beginner rock climbing class. He started working at TRC in 2014 as floor staff and an instructor, then he started setting in 2015. When he’s not climbing, he enjoys kayaking, riding motorcycles, and D&D.
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