Florence Grünewald

„ I am Flo, 19 years old and just did my A-Levels in 2017. I've been passionatly climbing for 9 years, which is almost half my life. Since I am 12 years old I have been mostly competing but I also enjoy every minute I can spend outdoors on some rock. My ambition spreads out on all three disciplines of climbing. As a result I also create my training quite diverse and I stay psyched to try new excercises and movements. “

Florences
Achievements Comps

  • German Champion Speed 2017 (Opens)
  • Western German Vice Champion Boulder 2017 (Opens)
  • German Vice Champion Overall 2016 (Youth A)
  • 3rd Place German Leadcup 2016 (Opens)
  • Hessian Boulder Champion 2016 (Youth A)
  • 3rd Place German Leadcup 2016 (Opens)
  • 1st Place German Boulder Youth Cup 2015 (Youth A)
  • 3rd Place European Youth Cup Speed Edinburgh 2013 (Youth B)

Florences
Achievements Outdoors

  • Bouldering:
  • Supersupernova 8a, Magic Mood
  • Höhenrausch (7b+), Magic Wood
  • Crazy Horse (7b), Fontainebleau
  • Kalorienmonster (7c), Magic Wood
  • Alta (7c), Fontainebleau
  • Rockclimbing:
  • Fata Morgana (8a), Leonidio
  • OAKA I.C. (8a), Leonidio
  • Humidity Lesson (7c), Leonidio
  • Bread and Salt (7c), Leonidio
  • Booz (7c), Leonidio
  • Mr.Magoo (7c), Leonidio
  • Helter Skelter Ext. (7c), Leonidio
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Florence
about Mantle

„ I knew that I feel comfortable climbing with Mantle-Chalk when I held the top hold of my first 8a in Leonidio in my hands. During the entire climb I didn't need to worry about the perfect grip or sweaty hands because the chalk gave me a secure feeling and a natrual grip from the very beginning. “

Questions to Florence

What do you usually do in your spare time?

Besides my regular training several times a week for the comp season, I enjoy spending some days outdoors and I look for projects which inspire me to grow into challenges. Furthermore I am planning to start Uni at the end of April after having travelled to many climbing and bouldering destinations over the past year.

Give us a fun fact about you or a remarkable experience in your climbing career.

On my last school day, basically when my studying period for A-Levels was supposed to start, I was so psyched for a bouldering trip to Marrocco and out of euphoria I accidently booked 2 flights. Since it was possible to cancel the flight, only one option remained: I had to look for a second destination and change the flight in order not to waste money for a flight I won't be able to get on. So I decided to fly to Albarracin for 10 days before my graduation to sweat heaps while climbing in the hot summer over there. Even though I was incapable of booking a normal flgiht both trips were unforgetable. So I neither regret the awesome bouldering days nor those days where I just laid on a crashpad and enjoyed the sun.

What are your long term and/or short term goals?

My longterm goal is definitley to improve my general climbing level and to stay away from injuries, especially from my shoulder injury. Moreover I am psyched to look for new climbing and bouldering projects outdoors.

Blogposts from Florence

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Florian Wientjes

  • Southern German Vice Champion Boulder 2017
  • German Youth Champion Lead (Youth A)
  • 12th Place European Youth Championship Imst

Florian about Mantle

„ Why Mantle Chalk? Simply because it is the best one. No fine flour, no big and firm chunks but exactly the right consistency and it keeps my hands reliably dry regardless the weather. “
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