Routesetting is the process of assembling the routes and boulder problems of varying difficulties and styles using holds, which are the different grips that you will be using to ascend the walls. At Aiguille, our USAC certified routesetting team is constantly changing the holds on the walls to give customers a new adventure with every visit and to give members new "projects" to work.
Our holds are marked with colored pieces of tape to indicate different paths or “routes” with an assigned difficulty. During the week, routesetters will temporarily close small sections of the gym in order to set new routes for your climbing enjoyment.
Boulder problems at Aiguille Rock Climbing Center are rated for difficulty by the V-Scale; a “V” will precede a number from 0 to 10, although V16 has been achieved by some of the climbing world's elite. Roped climbs at Aiguille are rated for difficulty by the Yosemite Decimal System (YDS), where at “5.” will precede a number ranging from 5.5 to 5.12.
If you have any requests or opinions, our routesetting team loves feedback and there is a Routesetting Suggestion Box (Hold) to drop your comments or you can email firstname.lastname@example.org.