A Day in the Life of The Castle Route Setters from Ben Grubb on Vimeo.

If, like me, you live in a city somewhere with little or no access to rock, then chances are you climb indoors somewhere. The question is, have you ever wondered how all those routes and boulder problems get created? Well, here's how...

I spent a day with four of The Castle Climbing Centre's route setters while they reset the Mezzanine area (the largest bouldering area within the Castle, and with the largest amount of problems; usually around 25-30+ ranging from V0- to V8/9). This video is a hugely condensed version of a very long and intense day squeezed down into a little over four minutes, but gives a good overview of the process of stripping, setting and testing a bouldering area.

Route Setters:
Mike Langley
Rich 'Tricky' Hudson
Gaz Parry
Alex Lemel

The American Dollar - 'Age of Wonder'
Pretty Lights - 'Hot Like Dimes'

Filmed, Edited & Produced by Ben Grubb.

Canon EOS 5D-MkII
Canon EOS 40D
Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8 L USM
Canon EF 85mm f/1.8 USM
Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 USM

27" Apple iMac

Adobe Premiere Pro CS5
Adobe After Effects CS5

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Revolution Holds Photo Shoot - Behind The Scenes from Ben Grubb on Vimeo.

A short film showing the set up for the Revolution Holds photo/video shoot I did recently at the Castle Climbing Centre.

This was also the first video shot with my Canon EOS 5D-MkII and Canon 24-70mm f2.8 L USM lens.

Edited with Adobe Premiere CS5 and Adobe After Effects CS5 (OSX).

Music: Yppah - 'Son Saves The Rest'


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