Joshua Tesoro Suson

Josh is the Operations Manger at Push so he oversees pretty much all aspects of the climbing from working on the walls to teaching courses. He hails from Cebu in the Philippines where he grew up as one of three brothers all climbing and competing with each other.

“We started climbing together, first on trees when we were growing up and then rock climbing. My brother JJ used to represent the Philippines and now the younger, Paul, is taking over that mantle.

We started out in a local gym in Cebu and enjoyed it; just trying to make it to the top at first and then more on the inclines so it got harder. We watched other climbers do their thing and asked how and the climbing community in Cebu introduced us to the great outdoors and it was awesome. So we started competing,… and then we started winning."


Hometown: Cebu, Philippines

Years climbing: 10 plus - since I was a kid.

Climbing level: 8a / 5.13b

If you could climb anywhere in the world, where would it be?

Maybe Mallorca, in Spain for the deep water soloing where the Tramuntana mountains meet the Med.

Describe your perfect day:

Climbing outdoors with my brothers and my friends

Who inspires you?

My brothers, definitely my brothers. We started climbing together and we still do

Where's your favorite place to climb?

Cantabaco in the Philippines where the sun shines on the limestone tufa crags. Especially La Filthy Gringas.

Why do you love climbing?

I simply love the challenge that it gives me and the sensation when I accomplish a certain line that I’ve been working on for a long time. Also, it gives me the oppurtunity to travel and meet other climbers around the world.

What music are you listening to right now?

Too many genres to mention.

Favorite food?

Meat. I’m a real carnivore.


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