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Glen makes everything a problem

by rockcity on April 29, 2012

Another behinds the scene look at Rockcity and the people who make it happen.  This time its Glen Chapman, resident problem maker.  Glen by day is a carpentry teacher, after serving his time in a joinery yard, he now teaches others how to build things out of wood.  What has this got to do with the climbing centre you might think?

Well Glen helped build La Cantina, Rockcitys latest bouldering area.  Glen is also the brains behind the volumes that turn any flat section of climbing wall into a twisted 3D obsticle course.  Not content with building overhangs and roofs to be a ‘problem’ for everyone and then adding his 3D ‘problems’ but Glen also has set some of the easier bouldering circuits over the years.

The volumes are pretty tricky to make with all the random angles and Glen has spent many, many evenings on his latest batch that are currently getting added to the bouldering walls.

When not at Rockcity making things difficult for everybody Glen can be found bouldering all around the UK and over in Fontainebleau, where he is always on the lookout for a new shape or dimention to puzzle us all with.

When Glen is not climbing he is out on his mountian bike making things difficult for himself.  Here he is at the Cwmcarn DH in Wales.

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