Meet Our Routesetters
We have a professional team of routesetters at the Santa Fe Climbing Center. They take their jobs very seriously and love to climb. Each one of them takes pride in sharing this love for climbing movement with our members and guests by creating fun and challenging routes.
They add new boulder problems and new sport climbs every week. Their priority is to ensure that we have climbs for all ability levels with routes accommodating different climbing styles. Creating a large variety of engaging climbs so that we can serve all of our community members either for their training, weekly exercise or to just have a good time is what this crew strives for.
Rich has been climbing about as long as rocks have existed. Starting his climbing career in New York he eventually moved to the West for the vast amounts of rock and more days of sunshine. After settling in Santa Fe in 1995 he began developing a lot of the classic crags surrounding the area including El Rito, The Dungeon, and Las Conchas. When Rich isn’t hobbling around the gym setting, coaching, or climbing you can find him playing music, making huge bike jumps, or bolting more routes on some obscure rock face. We asked him what his favorite climbs are and he just said that there are too many to remember.