Hans Florine

International Speed Climbing Champion, Broke the speed record on El Cap 8 times, Author, Motivational Speaker, Climbing Coach

Hans Florine won the first International Speed Climbing Championships in 1991, he held the US Speed title eleven times, and the Difficulty title twice. Hans won ESPN X Games the first three years in a row. Hans is an All American in the Pole Vault. Hans broke the Speed record on The Nose Route on El Capitan 8 times over the past 27 years. Hans Co-authored the book “Speed Climbing” in 2003. Hans co-authored the book “On The Nose,” an Amazon best seller, which marks his 100th ascent of The Nose. In 2016 Hans was inducted into the California Outdoor Hall of Fame. Hans holds a BS in Economics with minors in Production Operations, and Human resources. Hans has managed one of the Touchstone Climbing Gyms for over nine years. Hans is a professional speaker, guide, author, and business/life coach. Hans created an annual challenge list in 2011 that still refreshes every year and has had over one thousand participants. His dedication to motivating and inspiring people to exercise and just get out is incapsulated in the online community www.DHTChallenge.com which he co-founded. Hans is the father to a 22 year old woman and 20 year old man.

The Team

Owner/Lead Instructor
Yoga, AcroYoga, Slacklining, Handstand Guru
Climbing Instructor
Yoga/Slacklining/Thai Massage
Climbing Guide
AcroYoga, Slacklining Guru
Climbing Guide
Climbing Guide
Climbing Coach
Cuba Expert and Climbing Guide
Yoga/AcroYoga Instructor
Climbing Guide