Arlen is a hard working, passionate routesetter who's been setting for more than 20 years.
A lot has changed in the setting world which keeps the job fresh and fun. In his day job Arlen the chief routesetter for both a bouldergym ánd a leadgym in Arnhem, and really enjoys the contrasts between the two.
He loves setting boulders in a team, but for competitions he prefers setting for lead comps over setting for boulders comps. Arlen can set any style and likes to experiment with movement. He has a natural preference for a technical flowy style of climbing, but he also loves the occasional 'comp style- element'.
- Year of birth: 1987
- Height: 1.90m
- Residence: Giesbeek, Netherlands
- Climbing since: 2001
- Setting since: 2003
- Specialty: lead competitions + commercial boulders
What are you setting for?
Competitions Boulder: yes
- Highlights: Chief Routesetter at NJK (Dutch youth Nationals)
Competitions Lead: yes
- Highlights: Chief Routesetter for NK Lead (Dutch National Championships) 2022, setter for NK Lead (Dutch National Championships) 2023
Commercial Boulder: yes, up to a comfortable level of 7b/c
Commercial Lead: yes, up to a comfortable level of 8b/c
Setting for training: yes