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Timothy Sweet

Certified AMGA single pitch instructor (SPI)

Tim is our latest addition to the Chillino Rock Climbing Team. He grew up spending a lot of time in the outdoors on the East coast (back then mostly hiking) and transitioning to steeper terrain than trails was simply a natural progression for him. After moving to San Diego and getting into climbing, Tim immediately fell in love with the idea of guiding in the outdoors. Most of his early guiding experience came from taking his friends outdoors and setting up top rope climbs or leading them on long hikes. Tim is a true San Diego climber and you can usually find him climbing on the slick rock of Mission Gorge or on the coarse sun-baked granite of Mt. Woodson and Dixon Lake. Tim has always been an advocate of the natural world and has donated some of his time to the Sierra Club and The San Diego Natural History Museum. Tim’s passion for climbing comes from the traditional world where his early climbing mentors immediately threw him on cracks and had him placing gear. His personal goals are to grow resume in the alpine arena and to then start the path of an AMGA Rock Guide. Tim is a certified AMGA Single Pitch Instructor and holds a current CPR/First Aid certification. When he’s not guiding outside you can find him teaching climbing clinics at Vertical Hold Climbing Gym or advocating healthy eating for Whole Foods Market of Hillcrest.

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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.

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