In our most exhilarating taping yet, we dodge sprinklers and water bottle spills to record a group conversation with Malek Taleb (Manager for the Canadian Open Team), Matt Johnson (Head Coach at Bloc Shop), and Kaleb Thomas (Chief Setter at Canadian Difficulty Nationals 2017) Alannah Yip's first finals, Sean McColl's lacklustre season so far, a Chief Routesetter's debrief from nationals, and whether or not Montreal is Canada's best place to train. All recorded outside the brand new Bloc Shop 2 in Montreal.
In the first instalment of the Making Better Setters series, I talk to Canadian pro routesetter Dustin Curtis about becoming better teachers, learning something from everyone around you, and bothering the people at USA Climbing until they let you come to one of their clinics. #setterlife
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As youth climbing grows, so does the need for competitions that cater to different skill levels. In this episode, I compare notes with Canon Huse on how we've developed new competition ideas in Ontario and Texas.
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