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HBO Max Debuts Trailer for Jason Momoa Rock Climbing Competition Series The Climb

Legendary rock climber Chris Sharma hosts the series.
  • HBO Max is taking the reality competition series to new heights.

    The streamer debuted the trailer for rock climbing competition show The Climb, created by Jason Momoa (Aquaman) and legendary rock climber Chris Sharma. Hosted by Sharma and world-renowned climber Megan Martin, each episode of the series "tasks the contestants with a new climbing discipline – from deep water soloing over the cliffs of Majorca, Spain, to traditional climbing on unsteady sandstone in Wadi Rum, Jordan."

    "Most people that go climbing... it changes how they view life," Sharma says in the trailer. "We've decided to start a competition to inspire the next generation of climbers." 

    Over the course of the season's eight episodes, ten climbers will compete for $100,000 and a prAna sponsorship. "The Climb showcases some of nature’s most intimidating ascents to crown the best amateur climber," per the official synopsis. The stakes are literally as high as they can be in this contest, as climbers step outside their comfort zones to scale some of the world's most incredible climbing sites. 

    "We're gonna keep you guys on your toes," says Sharma with a smile. "No pun intended." 

    The Climb debuts on HBO Max January 12, 2023. 

    Jade Budowski is a freelance writer with a knack for ruining punchlines and harboring dad-aged celebrity crushes. She was previously a reporter/producer at Decider and is a member of the Television Critics Association. Follow her on Twitter: @jadebudowski.

    TOPICS: The Climb (HBO Max Series), HBO Max, Jason Momoa