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List of famous male rock climbers, listed by their level of prominence with photos when available. This greatest male rock climbers list contains the most prominent and top males known for being rock climbers. There are thousand of males working as rock climbers in the world, but this list highlights only the most notable ones. Historic rock climbers have worked hard to become the best that they can be, so if you're a male aspiring to be a rock climber then the people below should give you inspiration.

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While this isn't a list of all male rock climbers, it does answer the questions "Who are the most famous male rock climbers?" and "Who are the best male rock climbers?"
John Salathé is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Male Rock Climbers
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John Salathé was a pioneering rock climber, blacksmith and the inventor of the modern piton. ...more

Age: Died at 93 (1899-1992)

Birthplace: Switzerland

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Chris Sharma is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Male Rock Climbers
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Chris Omprakash Sharma is an American rock climber. In 2007, NPR wrote that Sharma had been described as the world's best rock climber. ...more

Age: 35

Birthplace: Santa Cruz, California, USA

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Warren Harding is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Male Rock Climbers
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Warren Harding

Warren Harding was one of the most accomplished and influential American rock climbers of the 1950s to 1970s. He was the leader of the first team to climb El Capitan, Yosemite Valley, in 1958. The route they climbed, known as The Nose, ascends 2,900 feet up the central buttress of what is one of the ...more

Age: Died at 78 (1924-2002)

Birthplace: United States of America


J. M. Archer Thomson

James Merriman Archer Thomson was a British rock-climber and mountaineer. Thomson climbed extensively in North Wales with others such as Oscar Eckenstein. He was a believer in leading on sight, and was not keen on O. G. Jones's practice of surveying a route with a top-rope. He extensively explored ...more

Age: Died at 49 (1863-1912)