In 1993 a friend took me climbing for the first time in Red Rocks, NV. I felt an immediate and powerful connection with the sport and it has been a dominant presence in my life since. In 1999, with my career as a Senior Financial Analyst at Boeing well underway, I began coaching climbers in my spare time at a local gym. The next year I started to compete at a national level, and in 2003 left Boeing for a life of climbing. Able to focus full-time on my sport, I decided to pursue training and coaching as a new career. I earned a Personal Trainer Certification from the American Council on Exercise, and then a National Coaching Accreditation from USA Climbing. As the owner of Brandi Proffitt Fitness, LLC, I now train and coach clients in Albuquerque, NM, offer national training camps and clinics, and routeset international climbing competitions.

Professional Routesetting

Routesetter & forerunner for television production level climbing competitions including the ESPN Asian X-Games 2004, 2005 and 2007, and the 2003 Ford Adventure Sport Challenge in Beaver Creek, CO.

Media & Consulting

Moving Comfort Photo Shoot (2007)

Tam O’Shanter PR Campaign – Acted as a consultant and climber for the promotional video/photo shoot at Tam O’Shanter proposed State Park climbing area, Arizona. (2006)

Nissan Xterra TV Commercial – Provided technical climbing consultation for this commercial shoot. (2003)

North Face A5 Clothing Line Photo/Video Shoot (2002)

Worst Case Scenario (Sony Pictures) – I was the “Expert Climber” in a segment of this reality TV show. (2001)

Climbing videos – see the Media section of my professional climbing site for a complete list of videos.

Competition Climbing

Winner of the 2006 Western US Bouldering Championships
Winner of the 2003 Canadian National Bouldering Championships
Ranked in the top ten in the Professional Climbers Association (PCA) National Standings 2001 – 2004


Through the years I’ve worked with over 15 companies in the outdoor industry. Present sponsors include PowerBar, Madrock, Revolution, Fortress Watches, PWR~STRGGL, Trango & PMI Ropes.

Education and Certifications

ACE Certified Personal Trainer
USAC Nationally Accredited Climbing Coach
TRX Suspension Trainer Certified
B.A., University of California Irvine
CPR & First Aid Certified