4 Essential Things You Need To Become a Professional Climber

Do you admire the lives of professional climbers? There are a lot of people who like climbing and would like to become professionals. You can also become a professional in climbing, provided you follow the right process and satisfy the requirements.

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1.     Join a Climbing Club

To become a professional climber, you need to practice regularly, and the ideal way of practicing is joining a club. Many climbing clubs are always ready to welcome new members interested in turning their passion for climbing into a profession. The nearest club might not be near your home, but if you are dedicated, you won’t mind the distance provided the club location is not too far.

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The main benefit you get from joining a club is that you will meet professional climbers. Such people will give you advice and the necessary motivation to make you a better climber. Clubs also have more specialised amenities that will be at your disposal as a member.

Katharina Saurwein Professional climber
Katharina Saurwein (Source: Supplied)

2. Take Care of Your Body

Climbing is a very physical sport, and as a result, your body needs to be in good condition. You require a lot of stamina and endurance because climbing involves most of your body muscles for long periods while on high grounds.

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 One of the ideal ways of taking care of your body is eating the right foods to provide your body with all the essential nutrients. You can also use helpful supplements such as whey protein since such supplements improve your body’s condition. The only important thing you need to be careful about is the supplement’s quality to avoid using substances that might harm your body.

TIffany Melius in action.
TIffany Melius in action. Source: Kyle Rurak Photography

3. Get a Coach

Most armature climbers are self-taught; they practice alone and therefore learn only the beginner climbing skills. To become a professional in climbing, you have to get guidance from a skilled coach. This guidance is elementary for safety purposes because, without a coach, you might ignore safety precautions and hurt yourself.

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 You can get a coach from the climbing club you join, where some coaches even train young climbers for free. You can also get a coach from the internet by contacting some of the climbers who offer online coaching services. Such a coach will provide you with online tutorial lessons until you become a professional climber.

Angy Eiter professional climber
Angy Eiter (Source Supplied)

4. Get the Necessary Gear

Climbing requires specialized gear to help you hold on safely when on high grounds. This gear prevents you from injuring yourself if you are unable to hold on properly. You might get the necessary climbing gear from the club you join, but it is always better to have it so that you can practice whenever you want.

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 You can shop for the right climbing gear from different stores that stock such items, including some online stores. Some of the equipment might be a bit costly, but the cost won’t matter if you are serious about climbing.

 Therefore, you can turn your love for climbing into a professional career by implementing the outlined guidance.

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