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 works 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!
Originally from Raleigh, North Carolina, Tyler has been climbing for nine years. He started climbing because it gave him a way to stay healthy and travel—he’s traveled all around the Southeast to boulder. Now a USAC Level 2 Routesetter, he began setting eight years ago with Triangle Rock Club because he gets to “paint a picture with holds and watch the climbers bring it to life (if I do my job right).”
Colin Griffin grew up around Richmond and Chesterfield. He was introduced to rock climbing through VCU’s outdoor adventure program at Manchester Wall, where he worked for three years as a routesetter, wall attendant, and trip leader. He loves rock climbing, and his favorite place to climb so far has been the Zoo at the Red River Gorge. He’s also a fan of yoga, bikes, nature, animals, and pizza.
Susan started climbing in 2013, and she started working at Triangle Rock Club in April 2018. She enjoys camping, hiking. hanging out with her dog, and creating art.