Rock Climbing Quotes

Quotes tagged as "rock-climbing" (showing 1-5 of 5)
“This obsession is a curious thing. Sometimes wonder about the merits of devoting so much of myself to a singular climbing objective. Much of the time it beats me down, leaves me hanging my head in despair. But then there are the moments that bring me to life. When excitement wells up inside my chest in a way that doesn’t happen in every day life. Today my fingertips were cracked and bleeding. I made no progress despite great conditions. Now I am on the ground and can hardly contain my excitement to get back on the wall. It’s a crazy rollercoaster and I owe my family and partners a great deal for encouraging me through it all.”
Tommy Caldwell

Christian Lander
“White people love rock climbing almost more than they love camping. This is
because the activity affords them the opportunity to be outside, to use a carabiner for something other than their keys, and to purchase a whole new set of expensive activity-specific clothing and accessories.”
Christian Lander, Stuff White People Like: A Definitive Guide to the Unique Taste of Millions

“To be a climber one has to accept that gratification is rarely immediate.”
Bernadette McDonald

Megan Westfield
“Even if he survived the Sorcerer, there would always be another Sorcerer, bigger and more dangerous than the last. It was just a matter of time until he died the kind of gruesome death that was the very reason people had paralyzing phobias of heights.”
Megan Westfield, Lessons in Gravity

Stewart M. Green
“Climbing may be hard, but it's easier than growing up. (Thanks Ed Sklar!)”
Stewart M. Green