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Climbing Wall Route Setter





Climbing Wall


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 climbing 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 bouldering routes set at the climbing wall at any given time.


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 ratings throughout the semester as well as assisting in complete resets before each semester and competition. Climbing Wall Route Setters may on occasion also be asked to staff special events such as competitions.

Minimum Qualifications

We are in search of motivated students, bot eligible and not-eligible for work study, who are willing to begin work this fall semester and continue on our team for every semester during their time at Bucknell. While prior experience route setting is not required for this position, route setters are expected to have extensive knowledge and experience with climbing in order to effectively set creative routes with a wide range of moves and levels of difficulty.

Application Deadline

September 15, 2019

How To Apply

Climbing Wall Route Setters 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 Route Setters should select to option associated with this position and the Climbing Wall.


To access this application CLICK HERE


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