Every week, DCC’s creative Route Setting Team add at least one new circuit creating around 25 new problems to try! In this article, we answer some frequently asked questions…
How many circuits does DCC have?
We have 10 coloured circuits plus a wooden project circuit. In each colour, we have 2 full sets of holds. DCC have a large selection of holds from Core Climbing, Bleaustone, HRT, Lapis, Entre-Prises, Holdz and more!
How can I find out what’s changing and when?
The route setting schedule located on the advanced area notice board lists all current and upcoming circuits.
Do holds get cleaned? If so how often?
DCC has a strict hold cleaning procedure. Circuits stay up around 4 – 8 weeks and are cleaned each time they are removed. A circuit is stripped 1 week before being reset to allow time for pressure washing and drying out of the circuit. Each hold is individually pressure washed and dried out for a number of days before resetting. We don’t use any type of cleaner on the holds, as this can leave a greasy residue – we simply use a very powerful industrial pressure washer and each hold is cleaned one by one. This job is completed every week, outside the centre whatever the weather…. we have even dug out trenches in the snow to carry out this task.
Who are DCC’s Route Setters?
DCC Route Setters are experienced route setters with years of climbing experience behind them. Creating new problems which are workable, interesting and different each week is a difficult task. Route setters must also work quickly to set 25 new problems each week.
What is the Coffee Challenge?
Every week at DCC there is a NEW Coffee Challenge to try! All you have to do is complete the problem and post a video of yourself doing so online on the DCC Facebook Page. Then challenge a mate and collect a free coffee from reception!
Check the Circuits Notice board in the Advanced Climbing Area to find out which problem is the latest coffee challenge! Each one lasts for 1 week only!
We love feedback… so let us or the setters know what you think!
Upcoming & Recent Circuits
24/03/2016 PINK + VOLUME SHUFFLE by Paul Carruthers & James Hunter F4 – F7c+