Climbing Center

Golden Wrench Route Setting Competition

Date: January 19, 2014
Time: 12:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Location: Climbing Center

The Golden Wrench is a peoples choice route setting competition designed to determine who is the best route setter at GV.


  • Must be a GV approved route setter
  • Must register for the competition on Seminar
  • Participation is limited to the first 10 to register.

Competitors will set 1 boulder problem and 1 top rope route.  The difficulties will range from V1-V4 & 5.8-5.10a/b.  The location of each route will be chosen by random draw.  Setters will have approximately 3.5 hours to complete both routes.

Each route will be graded by the open hours users, CC Staff, and Vertical Earth members over the course of one week.  Grades will be based on the following 4 criteria:  Creativity, Grade Accuracy, Flow, & Forced Sequences.  A time bonus will also be factored in based on a designated time allowance.

At the conclusion of the scoring period, every competitor will receive a breakdown of their scores as well as any comments provided by the scorers.

Click here to view the Official Rules

Click here to Register on Seminar  (open through Jan. 16th)

TBD - in addition to major bragging rights.