Grzegorz Karolak

He’s been climbing since 1999. He concentrates mostly on bouldering. He successfully completes boulder problems at 8a and routes at 8b.

He was born in 1981 in Gdansk. He’s been sport climbing for over 20 years. Among the climbers, he’s known as “Żółw” (Turtle). For quite some time, he’s been associated mainly with bouldering from both the technical side, as a constructor of bouldering problems, and the competition climber’s side on the national and international arena. He represented Poland in bouldering in the years 2005-2007.
He’s a co-owner of the now legendary climbing gym in Warsaw called Bloco. For many years, he taught the first free climbing classes in Warsaw called “Łatwe początki” (Easy start), sharing his passion and experience with new climbers. This widely understood initiative is currently being continued at most climbing gyms in Poland.
He’s also been closely related with the British brand Beastmaker for many years.
The hardest boulder problems he sent are at 8a. The hardest routes he sent are at 8b. In his daily life, he’s a banker specializing in the area of the corporate foreign exchange market in the Polish branch office of a Swedish bank SEB.

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