Co-Owner & Head Route Setter
Hanz began climbing on natural rock with his father in 1984 even before the first climbing gyms were opened. He later began working at the Portland Rock Gym during the mid-90's, and helped transition the PRG into its current location acting as chief route setter and instructor. His routes and boulder problems are highly regarded in the Portland/Vancouver area for their quality and creativity. This reputation has even taken Hanz internationally on two occasions: to Israel setting for a national competition and to Pakistan organizing a women's climbing comp as part of a goodwill tour. Also a talented sculptor, you can see Hanz's metal-work throughout the new Source building. Hanz now brings his decades of experience to designing and building to Vancouver's own indoor climbing to Vancouver. Check out this video featuring Hanz.