Two passionate climbers who like to share their experiences with you and everybody else in the world.

Drytooling got my heart on fire.

A week full of things happening: car issues, a lecture, my heart on fire and the drytool event at Usine. My heart on fire. Read about it here:  Tuesday November 15.  We missed the movie premiere at Grenoble. So wished we were there. So great they managed to publish the new movie! European climbing: ice, mixed, […]

OutDoor 2016

OutDoor is THE trade fair in Friedrichshafen, Germany. Here you’ll find everything from anyone and anywhere. All that’s new, improved, changed or just so good it’s still there. As Dennis is Industrial Designer and I’ve been (professionally) into all climbing aspects and we’re both sponsored by a few brands; we just had to visit the […]


A couple weeks ago we had a meeting with head of the Dutch Climbing/Mountaineering Federation (NKBV), Robin Baks. Robin talked about recent developments and we displayed our wishes and ideas for the future of our sports. And Robin had a HUGE news item for us. Iceclimbing is recognized by the Dutch Olympic Committee NOC*NSF. Finally! […]

The Crazy Climbing Monkeys

Background of Dennis and Marianne


Marianne van der Steen

Professional rock/ice monkey

Has always been stronger then the other kids and did her first pull-ups before she did her first steps.

Movement is her addiction and in climbing it all perfectly comes together. Getting better, improving, learing is what she always searches for.

Studied several things but prefers the outdoors. Likes to write and lives also in the VW T3 Syncro together with Dennis.


Dennis van Hoek

Professional rock/ice monkey

Fell out of a tree at the age of 3, from then on he always wanted to become a better climber. His whole life is in the picture of climbing.

Ever since he discovered iceclimbing, he has been inseperable with his ice-tools.

As an Industrial Designer he has a passion for designing climbing equipment.

Collects old climbing stuff and has one other hobby, the VW T3 Syncro. It is not just his van, it's his home.