The Climb, an all-new reality TV series from HBO Max, will air its first three episodes on January 12, 2023. The new show is based on a rock climbing competition created by award-winning actor Jason Mamoa and famed rock climber Chris Sharma. The Climb exposes viewers to amateur rock climbers who will face countless mental and physical obstacles to reach the finish line and win the big cash prize. Jason Mamoa developed the HBO Max series through his own production company, On The Roam.
According to the press release, the official synopsis for The Climb is as follows:
“THE CLIMB is a visually striking and life-changing journey that symbolizes the fundamentals of rock climbing and the discovery of the human spirit.”
It is further said that amateur climbers have to overcome a number of mental and physical hurdles in competition. It goes on to say they must use some of the world’s most terrifying climbs to:
“A prAna-sponsored climbing ambassadorship and $100,000 cash prize will be awarded to the world’s greatest amateur climber.”
With the series slated to air in the near future, here’s everything you need to know about famed rock climber Chris Omprakash Sharma.
Chris Sharma of The Climb is a professional American athlete from Santa Cruz, California.
Chris Omprakash Sharma, a professional rock climber, has been married to Jimena Alercon since 2015. On his website, the 41-year-old rock climber talks about his “supernatural climbing ability” and how it sets him apart from other climbers. According to his website, this has earned him the distinction of being one of the best rock climbers in the world.
According to the article, Sharma is a professional athlete, ambassador and entrepreneur from Santa Cruz, California. According to the website, Chris
“went on a two-decade world tour in search of the most challenging and beautiful rock climbing in the world.”
After that, the website states that Chris has spent many years of his life climbing “unique, artistic and seemingly difficult routes.” Chris has a humble, contemplative demeanor and a powerful dynamic movement style, according to the website. According to his website, Sharma has made significant contributions to the sport, including climbing the first 5.15a and 5.15b routes. He also established the grade 5.15c.
Sharma “popularized many ‘climbing genres’, including bouldering, sport climbing and ‘psicobloc’ (aka deep water solos),” according to the website. Chris’s first ascent took place in 2001. In terms of social media, The Climb star has over 568,000 followers on Instagram, where he shares about his travels, as well as videos and photos of his loved ones.
Chris was born in 1981 and grew up in Santa Cruz, California. Biography was the TV personality’s first big break. He called it Realization, and this has made him famous in the world of rock climbing. Chris started climbing when he was 11 years old when his mother introduced him to his local climbing club. He started climbing professionally at the age of sixteen.
Chris Sharma informs the competitors in a teaser,
“We’re going to keep you sharp. It wasn’t meant to be a joke. When you push your limits, you almost always fail. But it happens every now and then. That’s where the magic happens.”