Hometown: Lafayette, CA

Sponsors: Outdoor Research, Petzl, PowerBar, KINeSYS, BlueWater Ropes, La Sportiva, CRKT, Cytosport, Touchstone Climbing Inc.

Current Transportation: 2004 Toyota Sienna XLE

Favorite Places: Home with wife and kids, Yosemite, Lovers Leap, Carstenz Pyramid, Mt. Kenya, Diablo Rock Gym

Core Activities: Rock climbing

My Jam Is: The The, Tom Petty, Pop, 70's, 80's and a little 90's, upbeat classical, Gangnam Style when my kinds are in the minivan.

Non-Core Activities: Kid fun/papa patrol, wife loving, cycling, community leadership at Diablo Rock Gym, Bandaloop support, yoga, CrossFit

I Eat Lots Of: Extreme Pizza, Mexican food, Cally-good-for-ya stuff.

Fun Fact: I am not a Democrat nor a Republican.

Hans won the first International Speed Climbing Championships in 1991, and has held the US National title eleven times. He won the ESPN X Games three years in a row and has broken the Speed record on The Nose Route on El Capitan in Yosemite 8 times over the past 23 years. Hans wrote THE book “Speed Climbing,” currently in it’s second edition.

Hans has produced, spoken, directed, rigged, modeled, edited, photographed, filmed, written, competed, and acted in projects with: National Geographic, Sports Illustrated, Outside, ESPN, and a very long list of others. He is happily married to Jacki Adams Florine, Papa to Marianna, and Pierce.