Arlen Strengers

Arlen Strengers

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
  • Certificates:

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