Documentary: Behind the Scenes With the 2019 World Championship Routesetters

Routesetting is often a topic of debate for competition fans. We’ll praise a showy boulder problem, complain when the lines don’t separate the field, and analyze the various betas employed by the athletes. But we rarely hear the side of the setters. This documentary provides a more introspective look at competition setting, with interviews from IFSC chief routesetter Manuel Hassler, as well as IFSC route setters Romain Cabessut, Katja Vidmar, and Gen Hirashima. Learn what went on behind the problems for the 2019 IFSC Boulder World Championships in Hachioji, Japan.