Sport climbing in Joshua Tree National Park!It almost sounds paradox since the JTree is rather well known for full on #tradclimbing style routes! However, sport climbing exists and this one is a sweet line fully protected by bolts.Climbers distinguish between these two styles: #sportclimbing vs. trad climbing.Sport #climbing means: the sole use of bolts for protection.Trad climbing means: using natural features such as, cracks, rock tie-offs, trees and boulders for protection.Advantages of #sport climbing: – more focus on technical climbing moves rather than focussing on placing #gear. That is why climbers often push their difficulty #limit on "sport climbs". – no "bad gear" (as long as bolts are placed correctly and in good condition). Sport climbs are usually well equipped with a safe distance from bolt to next bolt = no #runout – less mental stress due to no "bad gear". In sport climbing you are usually not worried that a #bolt will come out – great for beginner #leadclimbing because clipping bolts is easier to applyAdvantages of Trad-climbing: – all gear is removable and barely leaves any visible traces on the rock. Very popular trad routes still have "rock scars/friction grooves" due to extensive placing and removing of gear. It is much less visible compared to bolts placed on rock – increased #freedom in climbing! If you know how to use #tradgear your perspective on #rockclimbing will #change. A lot of the trad routes in the #USA are long and high #quality routes with continuous climbing for many hours or even days. – more freedom/creativity in placing your gear! Often you have multiple opportunities to place gear on a trad route and its up to you to pick where and how you protect yourself. This also gives you a great feeling of having more control over your actions and safety while climbing.Rock climbing is a diverse sport with many styles disciplines. Find yours and keep exploring!
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!
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!
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!
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 :)
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!