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Matthew Navarro "Mateo"

Certified AMGA single pitch instructor (SPI), Wilderness First Responder certified (WFR)

Mateo grew up in the beauty of the Mojave Desert in Southern California. He discovered climbing in 2007 in nowhere else than popular climbing town Boulder, Colorado. Daily laps on the infamous Flatirons, trad climbing in “Eldo” and many days of clipping bolts in Boulder canyon invited him on new perspectives and changed his life forever. When returning to California, he rediscovered his home and its endless climbing opportunities in the High Desert, where he has collected most of his experiences till now.

Mateo, loves to move over rock and he enjoys the combination of planning and risk management that outdoor climbing requires. He has devoted the last few years of his life to master his rock craft on all ends of the the mental, technical and physical spectrum. He is psyched to pass on his knowledge, experiences and safety awareness to new climbers who are eager to become confident and proficient on the rocks. Climbing has brought him many great things in life. Traveling to beautiful and remote places all over the world while meeting and being a part of amazing communities are just a few of them.

“Climbing has given me insight to the person I truly am. It fuels the fire of my passions. I want to help people achieve this state as well. Most of all I want to give people the experience of a life time while giving them the tools to continue having those experiences every time they step out into the world!”

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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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