Sarah Filler and Pierre Despagne are coming to The Overlook!
In this workshop we’ll go through the ideas of making climbing more explorative with different ways of asking climbers more questions as they’re interacting with the boulders. We will explore who is the target audience, what’s appropriate to ask of these climbers and where and how to introduce movements.
I’ve started setting in 2007, when setting was not a real job, you were getting at best a membership for free. Since then, the whole industry changed, I’ve been fortunate enough to witness these changes adapt and learn from them. It gave me opportunities, I became the head routesetter for a gym chain, teaching new routesetters our vision and our values. A few years ago, I decided to expand my horizon, left everything and started contract setting, for competitions, teaching workshops and routesetting internationally.
When I started setting I had one goal in mind: set with as many people as possible in as many places as possible. This philosophy brought me to work with some of the best route setters in the world. It made me travel, set, teach and climb on 4 different continents, work for the IFSC, set with the best and worst material there is. Over the years, I’ve developed a strong vision for route setting and nowadays try to share it, hoping to inspire more setters to explore new ideas and play more.