Chris Sharma

American Rock climber

Chris Sharma
American Rock Climber Source; Google

Chris is a privileged and talented rock climber. Furthermore, Sharma is well-known for climbing the world’s most difficult route on a consistent basis.   In 2007 and 2017, the American rock climber climbed the world’s first 9a+ and 9b deep water solo climbs, respectively.

Childhood, Education, and Family

On April 23, 1981, the well-known rock climber, Chris Sharma was born. Chris grew up in Santa Cruz, California, in the United States of America.

Chris Omprakash Sharma is his full name. He belongs to a Buddhist family.

Bob Sharma is his father’s name, and Gita Jahn is his mother’s. His father was a renowned surfer. The information regarding his siblings is still unknown.

The monk Baba Hari Das married Chris Sharma’s parents in Mount Maddona Center. The monk’s surname was given as “Sharma.” Chris was given the middle name “Omprakash” after he was born.

Chris went to Mount Maddona Elementary School and then to Soquel High School for one year.

He’d also been interested in rock climbing since he was a child.

Career| Professional Life

Chris began rock climbing at the Pacific Edge Climbing Gym when he was 12 years old. Surprisingly, at the age of 14, he won the Bouldering Nationals.


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Sharma later accomplished the first ascent of 8c+ in the Virgin River Gorge, which was at the time North America’s highest-rated climb.

He then went to Bishop, California. Chris climbed “The Mandala,” a V12 boulder issue in Bishop.

Similarly, he finished the extension of the famous Biographie route in Ceuse, Haute-Alpes, France, in 2001.

Unfortunately, it was nicknamed “realization,” neglecting the French tradition of naming the route by the equippers rather than the climbers.

Chris has also built or completed a number of routes that are at or above 5.15, such as Es Pontas and La Rambla.

In addition, in 2008, he climbed Jumbo Love, a 250-foot line at Clark Mountain.


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  • Gold Medalist (Bouldering) of 1999 X Games.
  • Annual Phoenix Bouldering Contest, 2001 
  • Munich Bouldering World Cup, 2001
  • Ford Gorge Games, 2002
  • Earth Treks Roc Comp, 2003, 2004, and 2010
  • ABS Nationals, 2004
  • Mammut Bouldering Championships
  • Ilerbloc Open International, 2009
  • Psicobloc, Bilbao, Spain, 2010


  • Redpoint: 5.15c or 9b+
  • On-sight: 8c or 5.14b
  • Bouldering: V15 or 8C


Chris Sharma has appeared in the films and documentaries which are listed below:

  • Masters of Stone IV: Pure Force, 1998
  • Free Hueco, 1998
  • Rampage, 1998
  • Inertia,2000
  • Dosage, 2001
  • The Road, 2003
  • Pilgrimage,2003
  • Dosage, 2004
  • Best of the West,2005
  • Dosage,2005
  • Big Game,2005
  • Depth Charge,2006
  • Dosage,2006
  • King Lines,2007
  • Dosage, 2008
  • Progression, 2009
  • The Scene, 2011
  • Into the Light, 2013
  • Point Break, 2015

Body Measurement, Height, Weight

Chris Sharma is 41 years old, having been born in 1981.

His figure is athletic. Similarly, he keeps his body in shape with daily workouts and a healthy diet. Sharma is about 75 kg in weight.

Similarly, the rock climber stands tall at 6 feet (1.83 meters).

Chris is a Taurus by birth. He is intensely focused, determined, generous, and dependable, just like Taurus. His moonstone is also Emerald.

The climber has a lovely smile and a set of dark brown eyes. His fair skin tone complements his light brown straight hair well.

Relationship Status| Married and Kids

Chris Sharma’s personal life has remained a mystery. Despite his celebrity as a rock climber, he keeps his personal life and relationship private.

He’s a happily married man. Jimena Alarcon is Chris’s wife’s name. In 2015, Chris Sharma and Jimena Alarcon were wedded.

Jimena Alarcon is a television personality and Instagram superstar from Venezuela. She is in her forties.

In addition, the couple has one daughter and one son. Alana and Julian were born in 2016 and 2018, respectively.

Chris and Jimena’s marriage is stronger than ever after many years of marriage.

Their bond is built on mutual understanding, trust, and unconditional love. They are the epitome of a wonderful pair.

Before going to Barcelona, Chris Sharma resided in Oliana, a small town in rural Spain.

Chris Sharma
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Net Worth

Chris Sharma is one of the richest rock climbers in the world. His climbing career provides him with a substantial income.

He also makes money from endorsements and sponsorships. Sharma’s annual income is reported to be between $100,000 and $300,000.

Chris Sharma’s net worth is expected to be about $5 million in 2022.

He also operates three rock gyms. Chris established Sender One Gym in Santa Ana, California, in 2013.

Sender One Gym assists beginners as well as more experienced climbers. His climbing business also offers yoga sessions in addition to rock climbing.

In addition, Sharma Climbing was started by the American rock climber in 2015. Sharma Climbing is based in the Spanish city of Barcelona.

Chris also established Sharma Climbing Madrid in Spain in 2019. It is the largest climbing gym in Europe. The climbing arena includes walls that reach 19 meters in height.

For bouldering competitions, Europe’s largest climbing gym contains 160 routes, 150 blocks, and 30-meter-wide walls.

Yoga lessons and a well-equipped gym are also available. It also offers an outside restaurant bar.

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Charity Work

Sharma established the Sharmafund non-profit organization in 1998.

This non-profit organization’s main goal is to assist impoverished children and provide them with excellent outdoor experiences.

Sharma and Red Bull collected a gift of roughly $10,000 during his ascent among the redwood forests. The money went towards redwood tree research.


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Social Media

On many social networking networks, an American rock climber is active. His life may be seen through his social media.

He has 580k Instagram followers on his verified account. His Instagram account is dedicated to rock climbing and similar activities.

Chris has a verified Twitter account with over 12.8k followers as well. He started using Twitter in 2014. In comparison to Instagram, he is not active on Twitter.

Chris, too, has a Facebook profile. Chris’s page has over 223K followers.

Chris also has his own YouTube channel, which has over 51.7k subscribers. He has a YouTube channel that he established five years ago.

His YouTube channel is devoted entirely to rock climbing. His Youtube videos demonstrate his exceptional abilities and tough journey.


Is Chris Sharma an Indian rock climber?

Chris Sharma is not a rock climber from India. The monk gave his parents his last name to explain it.

When did Chris Sharma win the national championship for the first time?

Chris Sharma, an American rock climber, earned his first national title in 2014.

Where did Chris Sharma grow up?

Sharma, the son of Gita Jahn and Bob Sharma, was born and raised in Santa Cruz, California.

Quick Facts :

Full Name Chris Omprakash Sharma
Birth Place Santa Cruz, Californiaia, America
Nationality American
Profession Rock Climber
Religion Buddhist
Gender Male
Sexuality Straight
Age 41 Years Old
Height 6 feet or 1.83 m
Weight 165 lbs or 75 kgs
Body type Athletic
Eye color Dark Brown
Hair color Light Brown
Skin color Fair
Shoe size Not Available
Horoscope  Taurus
Birthstone Emerald
Education Soquel High School
Rock Climbing Type Bouldering, Deep-water solo, and Lead Climbing
Father’s Name Bob Sharma
Mother’s Name Gita Jahn
Siblings None
Relationship Status Married
Children Alana Sharma
Wife Jimena Alarcon
Social media InstagramFacebookTwitter
Net worth $5 million
Rock Climbing Merch Shoes, Gears, Helmets

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