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Jakob Chew

certified AMGA single Pitch Instructor (SPI)

Jake is a true SoCal climber and one of the few San Diego locals in our team. His passion for climbing and teaching is hard to not recognize. He joined Chillino Rock Climbing in December 2015 and since has taken over the lead guide role on many of our outings. He is a master at teaching any skill from basic top roping to complicated technical rope systems and mental coaching. His grounded and uplifting character has the power to make anyone feel comfortable on the rock, regardless of your experience. He is in tune with his surroundings and emits true dedication to his craft

When he is not climbing or teaching he loves to spend his time doing photography and creating visual arts. He has an eye for nature’s beauty and will not hesitate to talk about the magic that Mother Earth provides for us on a daily basis. Climbing is a lifestyle and whether it is on rock or in his daily life, climbing to higher heights is always on his mind.

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Happy customers

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.

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