At the heart of Climb Nashville is our setting team… a creative, dedicated, and hardworking crew who provides our gyms with some of the best setting in the region! Lead by our Director of Route Setting, Jonathan Brandt, our team works tirelessly 5 days/week stripping, cleaning, resetting, and forerunning every single climb to provide fun, rewarding challenges for our members and guests! Each of our setters has their own unique style that is evident in each of the moves they set.

At Climb Nashville, we are proud to have a team of setters that truly love what they do, and they see every day of setting as an opportunity to get creative, have some fun, and create routes that push our climbers to be the best they can be. Read on to learn a little bit about who our setters are, what makes them tick!


Thomas grew up in Los Angeles, where he started climbing on a climbing team at the tender age of 15. Since then, Thomas has earned a degree in creative writing and literature at Prescott College in Northern Arizona, where he lived for 10 years. While in the Grand Canyon state, Thomas spent pretty much all of his time off from his head route setter job at Beta Bouldering Gym methodically combing the high-desert canyons and forests for unclimbed limestone roofs and boulders. He brings with him a great knowledge of bouldering, particularly in regards to roof climbing. Thomas is psyched to learn the southern style and loves to bring movement from the boulders to the gym.