Michelle Houben

Who taught being tiny is a disadvantage in climbing? At only 1.52 m, Michelle Houben sure knows how to set for small climbers! Additionally, being a youth trainer only adds to her skills of setting boulder problems for kids. She is a resident setter The Climbing Corner, Heerlen, the Netherlands.


  • Year of birth: 1989
  • Height: 1.52m
  • Residence: Valkenburg, Limburg, Netherlands


  • Climbing: since 2019
  • Setting: since 2020
  • Specialty: kids boulders, slabs
  • Certificates: RTB2 NKBV (NL), and Impact advanced routesetting (UK)

What are you setting for?

Competitions Boulder: yes, local comps

Competitions Lead: no

Commercial Boulder: yes, up to a comfortable level of 6c

Commercial Lead: yes, up to a comfortable level of 6c

Setting for training: yes