At the heart of Climb Bentonville 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 Bentonville, 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!


Danny moved to Bentonville from Nashville where he worked as a route setter at Climb Nashville, Climb Bentonville’s sister gym. He is interested in setting for high level climbing competitions and currently holds a USAC Level 2 route setting certification. He began climbing in 2011 back in Minnesota where he was raised, cutting his teeth at a few local cliffs around Red Wing. Danny considers himself an all-around climber, climbing everything from boulder problems to alpine big walls. When not out at the crag or the gym, you can find Danny writing and singing songs or testing out a new Instant Pot recipe.


Zane, transplanted to Fayetteville from the sandy beaches of San Diego, is our local bouldering expert. Zane has been climbing for the better part of four years and began his setting career at the local bouldering gym in Springdale. He holds his USAC Level 1 certification and is psyched to keep learning about the ins and outs of commercial route setting. You can usually find Zane doing laps on Bark Biter, his all time favorite boulder.


Andrew started climbing when he was 14. At first he focused on bouldering, learning movement and gaining power. Not to long after that he fell in love with rope climbing. After graduating high school he ended up moving out west for a few years, making his way through the mountains of Colorado, California and Arizona. Now you can find Andrew teaching classes and setting routes at Climb Bentonville. He recently got his SPI through the AMGA and his Wilderness First Responder certification. If you don't see him at the gym, chances are he's climbing outside somewhere!