#6416
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Hi Olivia,
I’m a ladysetter, though I don’t have a permanent gig anywhere. I think one of the biggest benefits of having a female setter on the team is that it’s inspiring for the girls and women who come into the gym to climb. Many women set problems and routes that are powerful and dynamic and many men set balance-centered and intricate lines; a high quality gym will encourage all of the setters to think creatively and to set a variety of styles. Of course, center of gravity and muscle distribution will change how a climber experiences a problem or route (and women tend to have lower centers of gravity). All in all, I think it’s really important for young climbers to see female setters at the gym. My two cents 🙂
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