Climbing Inspiration – 7 of the Top Male Rock Climbers

Guest Post by Brandon Villatoro (Travel Experta’s son)

My brother and I are in training and to get our inspiration we watch the best climbers out there.

We love watching the best female rock climbers as much as we the guys.

7 Top Men Rock Climbers – Who We Love to Watch and Learn From

Jernej Kruder

A professional rock climber from Slovakia who has been climbing for many many years. He finally won first place in the Climbing World Cup in 2018. Now, he is considered one of the best boulderers of all time.

Male Rock Climbers - Jernej Kruder

Kai Lightner

Kai is a climber from the US who has won the national championships nine times. Pan Americans 3 times and is now qualified to the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.

He has been climbing since he was 6 years old and one of the most inspiring to watch.

Male Rock Climbers - Kai Lightner

Chris Sharma

A true legend in his own time.

He is a professional American rock climber that has climbed 5.15. Chris is also one of the first people to ever climb 5.15 and has set up many famous 5.15 routes.

He doesn’t compete but he climbs every day in the rock.

Male Rock Climbers - Chris Sharma

Jongwon Chon

Chon is a sports climber from South Korea who won the IFSC Climbing World Cup in 2015 and 2017 in bouldering.

Male Rock Climbers - Jongwon Chon

Alex Megos

Is a German climber who has climbed 5.15 and was the first climber to ever on-sight 5.14d.

He has climbed many difficult boulders which are graded V15.

Alex is usually referred to as the BEAST of boulder.

Male Rock Climbers - Alex Megos

Adam Ondra

Adam is a Czech rock climber who specializes in lead and boulder and at a very young age, he was considered the best climber of his generation. 

He is the only person to win the world championships in lead and boulder in 2014.

Adam Ondra

Daniel Woods

He is a professional rock climber from Texas whose specialty is bouldering.

He has put up many routes and has won many competitions in this discipline.

Male Rock Climbers - Daniel Woods

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Climbing Inspiration - 7 of the Top Male Rock Climbers

About Marina Villatoro

Marina Kuperman Villatoro CEO of, a travel resource site to inspire families to travel with kids of all ages. Marina has been an expat 20+ years in Central America raising 2 boys in a multicultural, trilingual household. She travels all over the world with her family to give first hand experiences of where to eat, stay and play with kids. Needless to say, it’s never boring! Join Marina on Facebook and Twitter for more unique and boutique family travel!

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