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William Helmer

"Thank God" there is a ledge! High up on half dome there is the infamous "thank god ledge". This is not your every day walk in the park. You can crawl along it or even better stand up lean with your back into the wall and start walking... 2000 feet of air below you will take care of pure excitement. My partner and I climbed the regular northwest face of Halfdome in a little under 11 hours which totally matched with our expectations. The beauty is that there is room for a more cleaner ascent than this. We got off route twice - just for a short moment - we needed to take a bathroom stop and we could have handled cleaner transitions at the belay stations. But who cares when it is really about the fun and the enjoyment of climbing such a classic traditional route with such an exciting first ascent history! This is certainly one of the better routes I have climbed in the past 20 years. I can't wait for more adventures and I want to encourage everybody to follow their dreams and do what feels right... Thank god for climbing ;)

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.