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Route Setting at Climb Soill - Jon Cardwell

Route Setting at Climb Soill - Jon Cardwell
December 17, 2012 - 

In the last year I have had the opportunity to visit and set in Climb Soill. David Chancellor and crew invited me over, with Jamie Emerson to begin the initial setting for the grand opening of this awesome gym back in March. We learned a lot as a team, and helped spread our knowledge to the eager setters in St. Louis. Awesome and motivated crew, by the way! Anyway, I visited a couple more times throughout the year and St. Louis and climb Soill will always my on my list while traveling through or simply wanting...

Climb Soill, A Revisit - Jon Cardwell

Climb Soill, A Revisit - Jon Cardwell
September 29, 2012 - 

Last March Jamie Emerson and I were invited to conduct the initial route setting at new climbing gym in St. Louis. David Chancellor, along with a group of talented partners teamed up to create what I like to call an interactive art project. Climb Soill is, in my opinion in a league of its own when it comes to climbing facilities. The colors are vibrant, the building is rustic on the outside, a skeleton of an old power plant, yet the gym inside is clean. When we first entered, I felt like a young child,...

Behind the Scenes at SCS Youth Regionals - Michael Plesser

Behind the Scenes at SCS Youth Regionals - Michael Plesser
May 14, 2012 -  Michael Plesser

My name is Michael, and this is my first ever 5.10 blog post! Hello! So, the SCS regionals at Triangle Rock Club in North Carolina was an amazing competition with some great routes, but the really impressive thing was the setting behind the scenes. Me and a few others fore ran routes ranging from 5.10 to 5.12 to give the setters feedback and see if the routes need tweaking. Walking into TRC as they were setting was awe inspiring, it looked like a jungle of ladders stretching floor to ceiling.There was the constant clicking of impact drivers and the...

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