Most people before trying something want to find out if this hobby will entertain them for a long period of time and it is a good approach because you don’t want to invest a lot of money or time into something that will get boring after a week or two. So we did the research for you and created a poll on our site to give you the best possible answer. In this article we will answer the most frequent question like “Does climbing get boring?”, or “How long will it take to get tired of climbing?” and even we will give you some tips to enjoy climbing to the fullest.
In the beginning, let’s focus on the overall problem which is getting bored of climbing. Climbing like many other hobbies can get boring quickly but it depends on a few factors which we will get into detail later in this article. For now, you have to know that climbing isn’t some sort of a magical great hobby that you can’t get bored of. Let’s focus on the most important factor which is the time after you will get bored.
How long will it take to get tired of climbing?
Climbing can get boring quickly especially if you are doing it too often, but what does mean “too often”? For most of us when climbing doesn’t give us those feelings of a nice and demanding workout, we start to feel like burning out. That is why we need to make every single session a bit special.
Most climbers tend to stop climbing after they started a “short break” due to some reason, most of those breaks are health-related. A short break escalates to a longer one, and climbing slowly vanishes from their lives, due to other hobbies and things that accidentally replace climbing. Often those breaks show up after 3 years of climbing.
We are only people and random things happen all the time, so it’s not easy to predict that our short break will escalate quickly to a very long one. Also, a lot of climbers tend to stop climbing if their group slowly disbands for some reason.
How to not get bored of climbing?
You won’t know how addicted to climbing you are unless you try it at least once, after that you will know if you want to try again. So avoid buying too much climbing gear like shoes or ropes before your first climbing gym visit, even if that means that you are going to have a hard time climbing with your normal sports shoes. Because if you will like it that way no matter the lack of special gear then you will like it even more with special gear.
That’s why it is important to not overdo yourself at your first climbing session because you don’t have the best possible equipment and just to be safe, start slowly and aim higher after you get some experience and basic gear.
Repeating the same route over and over will make it less special for us which leads us to burn out quickly. So try to do something that will make your trip worth remembering. Climbing is a great idea for a couple to have a nice weekend trip into the forest to rock climb or even their first date, so maybe try to connect it with something else like a romantic dinner in a restaurant while you are going back from your trip.
What to do if I am already bored of climbing?
If you are really sure that you have totally burned out from climbing, then you shouldn’t force yourself to do it, and simply take some time off climbing. Maybe that feeling is only temporary and after a month or two, your need for climbing will be back!
Being bored of something is often a temporary feeling, so don’t sell all of your climbing gear right away, because you don’t know if that feeling will stay with you for more than a few months.
In conclusion – Does climbing get boring?
Unfortunately, all things in our lives can get boring quickly, and the same goes for hobbies like climbing, so try to use our tips to not burn out too quickly, and enjoy climbing to the fullest!
If you want to know more about climbing and its alternatives then you should check out our new article about it “Is 30 Too Late To Start Bouldering? – (For Beginners)“.