At the heart of Climb Nashville is our setting team… a creative, dedicated, and hardworking crew who provides our gyms with some of the best setting in the region! Lead by our Director of Route Setting, Jonathan Brandt, our team works tirelessly 5 days/week stripping, cleaning, resetting, and forerunning every single climb to provide fun, rewarding challenges for our members and guests! Each of our setters has their own unique style that is evident in each of the moves they set.

At Climb Nashville, we are proud to have a team of setters that truly love what they do, and they see every day of setting as an opportunity to get creative, have some fun, and create routes that push our climbers to be the best they can be. Read on to learn a little bit about who our setters are, what makes them tick!


Thomas grew up in Los Angeles, where he started climbing on a climbing team at the tender age of 15. Since then, Thomas has earned a degree in creative writing and literature at Prescott College in Northern Arizona, where he lived for 10 years. While in the Grand Canyon state, Thomas spent pretty much all of his time off from his head route setter job at Beta Bouldering Gym methodically combing the high-desert canyons and forests for unclimbed limestone roofs and boulders. He brings with him a great knowledge of bouldering, particularly in regards to roof climbing. Thomas is psyched to learn the southern style and loves to bring movement from the boulders to the gym.


Lindsey hails from the great plains of South Dakota where the nearest outdoor climbing is the harrowing granite spires of the Black Hills and the inspiring dihedrals of Devils Tower. She spent most of her twenties roaming the desert and romping up the big routes of the West in search of long approaches and epic views. Lindsey moved to Nashville to dive head first into the Americana music scene and gets her climbing fix finding fat cracks to wiggle up. She has been embracing the steep southern sandstone sport climbing of the region, but still insists on wearing socks with her climbing shoes because comfort is her number one priority. When she is not hunting off-widths, getting scared on sport routes, or setting at Climb Nashville, she is working on music for her band, Pleasure Way.


Eric Bowers hails from the flatlands of Amarillo Texas. He moved to Nashville for coffee, and to work in the service industry. Eric has been roasting coffee and bartending in Nashville collectively for almost 5 years. Routesetting drew Eric in because of its innovative nature, so like his other passions he is able to be a creative setter, but also show off his power. Eric has been climbing for nearly 2 years. You’ll catch him crying at stone fort, or falling in the gym.