Coyote’s routesetters draw on a combined 50+ years of climbing and setting experience, including setting for the IFSC‘s World Cup Bouldering competitions. We are constantly putting up new lead and top-rope routes, and boulder problems for climbers of all skill levels to challenge themselves on and enjoy.  Follow us on facebook for updates on new routes, problems, and area re-sets.

Head Coyote Rock Gym Routesetter Jody Miall leading an Intro to Setting Clinic

Setter Profiles


Jody is the Head Head Setter and Co-Owner of Coyote Rock Gym.  He has been climbing since 1989 and setting since 1993.  He competed from 1992-2006 and was on the Canadian National Team a number of times during that period.  He has competed, climbed and set throughout North America and has also been Head Setter at dozens of Tour De Bloc competitions which include seven National Championships and numerous Regional Championships. Jody is a certified International Federation of Sport Climbing Continental Level setter and has been part of the setting team at two IFSC Bouldering World Cups.


Curtis is the Head Setter at Coyote Rock Gym! He has been a setter since 2018, setting at multiple gyms, and has set for finals at the provincial level. Although humble, he has climbed multiple double-digit boulders and has spent time in many of North America’s classic crags. When not setting boulders inside Curtis also devotes time to developing new and exciting climbs in the region. 


Max is the manager at Coyote and has been setting since 2018. He began his Coyote journey as a member of the gym’s youth program in 2009 before working his way up the ranks. Over the years he has adapted a fondness for old school setting and enjoys putting up easier problems that quickly become fan favourites. You can find Max at the gym just about every day or catch him cutting his teeth as a trad climber in the surrounding cliffs.


Emilia has been climbing for 8 years, competing in the 2022 and 2023 Youth World Championships. Her experience as a high level competitive climber has helped her excel at setting some of the most exciting boulders Coyote has to offer. In her free time, Emilia also likes to spend time sport climbing in places such as Red Rocks and the Canadian Rockies.


Jean-Francois started climbing in 2002 and was a part of the original CRG team, has competed in multiple comps and has climbed V12 outdoors. He started setting in 2019 and has developed a competitive style in his sets. JF has spent the better part of 2023 mending an injury and has come out of it as one of Ottawa’s strongest climbers, be sure to lookout for his future sends!


Justin has been setting since 2023 and has been climbing since 2019. He is one of the gym’s youth coaches and a beloved desk staff member. Justin can set a multitude of styles but prefers more dynamic and powerful boulders. He recently has been spending his free time exploring the outdoor bouldering in the surrounding areas.


Steph is Coyote’s newest route setter but has been with the Coyote family for over 4 years! She coaches the pre-competitive team and is also the gyms lead climbing instructor. Steph spends her free time climbing both locally and internationally with her favourite venue being New River Gorge. She brings a wealth of climbing knowledge to the team while also continuing to learn and perfect her setting skills.