Our Elite Guides
At Chillino Rock Climbing we pride ourselves to solely work with certified climbing instructors. Check out who our elite guides are.
Fabian Schillings “Fabi” – AMGA-certified Rock Instructor, WFR- certified, MBA
Originally from Germany Fabi discovered rock climbing at a young age. When he came to California in 2008 to finish his college education, he was awakened to the diversity and endless opportunities of rock climbing in California. Extensive trips to Yosemite, Joshua Tree, Idyllwild and local San Diego areas inspired him to pursue his career as a rock climbing guide and instructor. In 2012 he obtained his “Rock Instructor” certification trough the American Mountain Guides Association (AMGA).
His longtime experience coupled with his passion for sharing and creating an educational and fun environment is exciting for everyone who embraces climbing and the outdoors. Driven by nature exploring, traveling, testing physical and mental challenges he has created his lifestyle on and around the rocks. Today Fabi teaches and coaches all aspects of rock climbing at his climbing school and guiding service “Chillino Rock Climbing”. His uplifting and professional style of teaching has opened up new perspectives on hundreds of people’s life.
We are proud to have Josh on board as one of our elite guides
Climbing is a medium in which we get to share the unimaginable.
Make the impossible possible.
Make dreams become reality.
In 2008, Josh started his pursuits in becoming a professional AMGA Rock guide. Because of the beauty in getting to share his experiences, he quickly realized how fulfilling his work is for his clients and himself. Climbing would be a lot less meaningful to him without getting to share such moments with some of the greatest people he has met throughout his instructor career. To him it is very important to share his love that he has found in the mountains with others. Josh is currently a certified AMGA Single Pitch Instructor and Aspirant AMGA Rock Guide at the ARGC level. Join him on his magical journey and go climb some rocks!
We are proud to have Chris on board as one of our elite guides
Chris began his rock-climbing career in 2010, while studying Geology at the University of Southern California. Cutting his teeth in the hills of Idyllwild and Joshua Tree, Chris has climbed extensively across three continents and has technical experience in all disciplines of the sport. As an AMGA-certified Single Pitch Instructor and NOLS Wilderness First Responder, he has the training and background to provide fulfilling experiences on the rock for both first-timers and for those looking to expand their knowledge of the more technical aspects of rock climbing. Chris has a passion for the outdoors, and loves being able to share in the experience of teaching others.
We are proud to have Jordan on board as one of our elite guides
Jordan Cannon – AMGA certified SPI Instructor + WFR
Like most climbers who come to California, Jordan values the freedom of wide-open spaces and has a deep appreciation for the mountains. Even though he started climbing in the gym at the age of 10. While growing up on the East Coast, he didn’t really hit his stride until he moved to San Diego in 2013. There, he began making trips to Joshua Tree and Yosemite Valley. While studying English and Art at the University of Saint Katherine, Jordan quickly developed a passion for the history and culture of rock climbing. He decided to move into his van in order to pursue a career as a guide and professional athlete. Jordan may not be the strongest climber in the world, but he stands out as a staunch traditionalist and cares more about adventure rather than difficulty, but that hasn’t stopped him from sending 5.13 sport routes or free-climbing El Capitan. Jordan enjoys all styles of climbing, but he still tends to gravitate towards long trad routes and big link-ups in Yosemite. He is always ready to get out there and get after it every chance he can get. With unending psych and an insatiable appetite for climbing, Jordan is constantly thinking of ways to “Go Big” and push his limits in the mountains. He is a certified AMGA Single Pitch Instructor and Wilderness First Responder and has plans to continue his education and take the AMGA Rock Guide Course in the future.
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