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Part Time Routesetter

Accepting Applications Starting 9/1/2020 – Open Until Filled

Routesetters work under our Head Routesetter to set rope climbs and boulder problems to the high standard of excellence set by our members and the owner.

This job requires climbing wall specific maintenance, including but not limited to:

  • Routesetting, 2-3 days per week. Both at-height (off a rope) as well as off a ladder
  • Stripping the walls without damaging gym assets
  • Cleaning and maintaining both the front and back of climbing walls
  • Cleaning/washing holds and volumes
  • Maintaining and keeping organized all routesetting tools and hardware, including bolts
  • Working diligently with Head Routesetter and the rest of the setting team
  • Have a passion for climbing and empathy for the climbing experience of others

Minimum Requirements

  • 2 years climbing experience both in the gym and outside
  • 6 months experience in either commercial routesetting or outdoor route development
  • Ability to commit to at least 1 year at Portland Rock Gym
  • Comfort and proficiency at heights
  • Ability to climb at least 5.12 and boulder at least V6
  • Comfortable lifting 50+ lbs
  • Comfortable with the use of power tools: including but not limited to: Impact Drivers, Miter Saw, Circular Saw, and Angle Grinder

If interested: please email resumes, along with a cover letter, and a summary of your climbing experience to

General Inquiries

Please note that due to COVID-19 we are not currently hiring new desk staff.

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