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Fall 2022 Semester


Bucknell Climbing Wall

Climbing Wall Route Setter

Assist us in the daily operations of our Climbing Wall on campus!

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Climbing Wall Route Setter
Climbing Wall Route Setter

When & Where

Fall 2022 Semester

Bucknell Climbing Wall, 710 Moore Ave, Lewisburg, PA 17837

About the Experience


The OEL Climbing Wall is located in the Bucknell Field House and showcases a significant bouldering wall, Moonboard and training wall. The Climbing Wall is an inviting place on campus for new and seasoned climbers to practice their skills, share experience, and socialize. The Climbing Wall works to support students by consistently offering new and inventive climbing routes, as well as a variety of programs and educational clinics.

Climbing Wall Route Setters are expected to make a significant contribution towards creating the ~35 routes set at the climbing wall at any given time. Route setters will contribute to setting a wide range of routes appropriate that provide a fun, challenging, safe climbing experience for a diverse range of climbers and ability levels. 


As a staff member of the Bucknell Outdoor Education and Leadership (OEL) team, a Climbing Wall Route Setter is first and foremost expected to foster a positive and engaging environment for individuals of all backgrounds. Other responsibilities include attending staff meetings, setting new routes of various difficulties through the semester as well as assisting with full wall resets at the beginning of each semester and prior to special events, and maintaining a clean and safe environment at the climbing wall space.

Minimum Qualifications

We are in search of motivated students, both eligible and not-eligible for work study, who are willing to begin training during the fall semester and continue on our team for every semester during their time at Bucknell. A minimum of two years of climbing experience, especially in a climbing gym setting, as well as an extensive knowledge of climbing, climbing movement, and route setting is highly preferred prior to starting this position. 

Work Hours

6-10 hours per week during the Fall and Spring Semesters with opportunities to work additional as needed. Hours may vary throughout the semester.


$10.00/hour starting

Application Deadline

October 1, 2022

How To Apply

Climbing Wall Attendants may apply by using the OEL Employment Application. This serves as a general application for all OEL employment opportunities. When completing this application, you will be prompted to select which areas of OEL you are most interested in working for. Climbing Wall Attendants should select the option associated with this position and the Climbing Wall.

To access this application, click the SIGN UP/APPLY button and fill in your contact information and submit. Check your e-mail for a confirmation message which will share a link to our online application. 

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