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William Helmer

Crack  climbing in Squamish, British Columbia, Canada. On this trip back in the day we had the pleasure to meet @siebevanhee who can be credited for this picture.It was a beautiful sunny late morning when our Suisse friend Martin and Fabi went off to the boulder fields just below "The Chief".We bumped into a group of Belgians who were all trying hard on this.classic V5 sloper mantle Boulder problem.It was certainly not a gimmie and most people were flailing quite a bit until sending. Not so much with @siebevanhee ... this young crusher (I think back then he was 19) just showed up and hiked the problem. That was impressive to watch.We started chatting and he mentioned that he is on a quest to learn how to trad climb in Canada. He seemed to be tired of the competition lifestyle that he was living until then - hanging out in gyms and pulling on plastic. He was seeking adventurous climbing, multi-pitch, mountains and cracks.And so Fabi invited him on his first trad climb in Squamish. For an easy intro we chose "Angel's Crest" a moderate classic that seemed to be a good start for a first trad climb.@siebevanhee of course crushed it. Actually on only one pitch, he joined Fabi at the anchor and said "that finally felt a bit like real climbing" - when you know Siebe, this statement makes sense. Strong is almost an understatement for this guy. It did not take a week and we were already logging harder 5.11's like "Freeway".Very need to say that this trip probably marks the start of his Uber successful trad climbing career. Check out his social media and get stoked on his very impressive ascents he has accomplished since he took that picture of Fabi in 2009.Sending much love to Belgium. Good memories. Cheers to our friend...#chillinorockclimbing #climbing_pictures_of_instagram #climbing #rockclimbing #squamish #trad #crackclimbing #mentor #explore #optoutside

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Highly recommend Fabi! He is super organized, friendly and safe. He was on time, prepared with everything we needed, fully explained everything we needed to know and made sure we felt safe during every step. He’s super encouraging and really knows what he is doing!
Anna T.
What an amazing experience! We took the beginners class, and so happy we did, Fabi was very knowledgeable, breaking instructions down step by step making it easier and fun to learn! After learning all the important safety steps we got to climbing right away, with fabi right there giving us pointers on the best route to take. I left class feeling more confident in my abilities to climb. Fabi has such a chill, friendly, and encouraging way of teaching, it felt like we were learning with a friend. I highly reccomend. Thank you for sharing your knowledge Fabi!
Kailyn F.
Had such an incredible time doing my first trad rock climbing multi pitch! Coach Jakob was extremely professional and taught my friend and I so much. We went up over 2,000 feet and got to the top of a stunning mountain in Idyllwild. He was informative and we felt completely safe the entire time. It was a fun and beautiful adventure. We would highly recommend Jakob and Chillino Rock Climbing Group for your upcoming adventures!
Valerie H.
My partner and I just finished an intro climbing class with Chillino and it was fantastic! Our guide was Fabi and he was knowledgeable, friendly, encouraging and always put safety first. A great introduction to outdoor climbing with an emphasis on learning basics the right way and having fun, whatever your skill level. We started with an overview of equipment, a short hike in Mission Hills and a thorough training on using the equipment. We had the chance to do several lines at our own pace. All were a good challenge! Overall, a great class and highly recommend :)
Grace M.
Absolutely incredible experience! I hardly have any experience as a climber and Fabian did a great job at showing me the basics and making sure I knew how to safely and adequately climb. There was plenty of time for me to get my hands dirty and the location was beautiful! The team that came along was very positive and encouraging! Would definitely recommend Fabian's climbing options!
Tiffany C.