Meet Our Team


Sam Rothstein

Routesetter / Team Whetstone Head Coach

Sam’s love for setting is derived from the passion and intensity he feels towards climbing. He appreciates how climbing serves as an intense physical challenge while requiring complex problem-solving skills at the same time. Sam enjoys the mindfulness that climbing at his limit demands and the feeling of making body and mind work synonymously to climb through a problem. His setting style is reflective of his philosophy on climbing and he is always trying to create thought provoking climbs that keep climbers within their physical comfort levels. Sam is always keen for feedback so find him around the gym if you want to talk beta!

  • Setter Name: Bean Pole
  • Ape Index: +4
  • Favorite Route/Boulder: Americana Exotica (V10)
  • Favorite Setting Tunes: Anything but Harry Styles