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#2. How To Set Your First Boulder Problem (VIDEO)

Setting Your First Boulder Problem 

Route Setting is an art form based on creativity, hold selection, and knowledge of body sizes and movement. There is very little science to be taught when learning this art.

With that said, here are a few tips to get you started.

The first tip is to walk up to the wall and bolt a hold onto the wall where it feels natural to grab a hold on the wall. Now add the second handhold. Now that you have two handholds on the wall, add footholds so that you can comfortably get on to the wall. This is an excellent time to watch our YOUTUBE VIDEO. 

Below are some tips to ensure success.

When inserting the bolt through the hold and into the t-nut, hand-thread the bolt into the t-nut. If you feel ANY resistance to the bolt engaging the threads of the t-nut, stop and take the bolt out and look into the t-nut. You are looking to see if the t-nut is crooked in the hole. If the t-nut looks straight, check the threads on the bolt. Bolt threads round quickly when inserted into a cross-threaded t-nut. So your first step is to switch out the bolt. If the new bolt resists going into the t-nut, then you should assume your t-nut is cross-threaded and needs to be tapped. There currently is not a How-To for that as of 02/11/21 but it is coming.