We take routesetting very seriously here at MetroRock. Setting is the heart and soul of a rock gym so we make sure our routes and boulders are fun, yet challenging. Our setting schedule ensures that new routes and boulders are created every week. We like to stay current with the latest sets of holds from shapers all over the world. Our in-house crew constructs volumes to provide new angles and terrain, keeping things fresh and interesting from all perspectives.

pardo Chief Route Setter
Zach Larson

Zach has been climbing since his teen years and for half of that time, he's made it to Youth Nationals and been on the USA Youth National team twice. He began setting at MetroRock in 2014 and quickly developed a brilliant sense of movement that takes other setters years to acquire.

For him, climbing is only part of the fun--jumping off at the top is the icing on the cake! Zach's hobbies include cliff diving, deep water soloing, hanging with his dog Titan, and exploring places he shouldn't be in. In 2015, he spent some time with his brother Josh in Puerto Rico cleaning boulders and scouting the island's amazing climbing potential. He had the time of his life and put up the following proud boulders: Guaraguao V8, Groupie V8 (FA), The Crack V8 (FA), and The UtterMilker V8 (FA).