Support Your Local Route Setter


Route Setting as Product Design

With Ward Byrum

July 27th - 28th @ Rock Mill Climbing, Akron Ohio

Rock Candy Holds is excited to present a free setting clinic with Ward Byrum, Director of Route Setting at Earth Treks. In this two day clinic, Ward will teach attendees how fundamental design theory can help them set climbs that become memorable experiences for their communities.

The clinic will be held at Rock Candy's gym, Rock Mill Climbing, Yoga & Fitness. As part of the Support Your Local Route Setter program, we're offering the clinic to 12 setters for free. You just have to get here. Limited lodging will be provided. There are no paid spots available. Applications will be open through June 12th.

Recognized as one of the country’s top route setters, Ward Byrum serves as the Director of Route Setting for Earth Treks. With over 20 years of setting experience and a formal education in Design, Ward believes that attention to detail can have an exponential impact on how gym customers experience and interact with a climb.

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The application period is now closed, keep an eye out for our next clinic!