I get a lot of inspirational and not so inspirational quotes appearing in my different social media feeds, so I thought I would dig out a few of the better ones and throw them into a post. These quotes are all climbing focused, perhaps I’ll gather some other outdoor ones another time…
“It’s all fun and oneness with nature until you realize you can’t have diarrhea and vomit at the same time without an extra bucket.” – Nate B.
“A climber’s day always starts at the crux: getting out of bed.” – Anonymous.
“Writing about climbing is boring. I would rather go climbing.” – Chuck Pratt.
“Getting out of this required a 5.11 Beached Whale move combined with a Bloody Scream, something they never teach in the gym.” – Lord Slime.
“One method of getting loved ones to look more fondly on your climbing is to tell them that since you’ve started climbing you hardly do drugs anymore.” – David Harris.
“Climbing may be hard, but it’s easier than growing up.” – Ed Sklar.
Forum Qn: > i’m going on holiday to france has anyone ever done any rock climbing there and can they suggest good climbs
Forum Answer:> could you give us more information like where in france you’re going and when and what kind of climbing you’re looking for and and at what level whether you have done any research yourself or are just bugging us and anyway why should we take the time to help you when you can’t be bothered to even use any punctuation or provide basic information much less actually do any leg work yourself so I am going to guess that you belong in a gym try murmur in paris but just boulder because i have friends there and i would rather you not belay them.” – Frederick ‘Fritz’ Weihe.
Forum Qn:> I am working on a research paper. My topic is: How Do Glaciers Move? Can you please tell me what you know about the movement of glaciers ?
Forum Answer:> Glaciers feel best when they have one movement per day. Some glaciers do just fine with fewer movements, but when they don’t have movements for a long time the result can be quite bad. Glaciers which move much more frequently tend to have loose and soft terminal moraines (also called rock piles). Glacial movement is almost always associated with the release of water. But sometimes glaciers release water without experiencing a movement.” — Mike Garrison’s answer.
“If you want to climb it badly enough, you will. So… why bother ?” – Doug Scott.
“I didn’t actually want coffee, but I poured myself a cup, just because the pot was there. I guess I’m a lot like George Mallory, who had similar motivation for climbing Mount Everest.” – Chuck Bonner.
“No one is completely useless — They can always serve as a bad example.” – Anonymous.
“In fact, I think you should add your body fat to the rating of the climb, to get a true measure of your inner climber. So climbing a 5.7 with 22% body fat is way harder than climbing a 5.14 with 3% body fat.” – Mike Yukish.
“There is no adrenaline rush. If there’s a rush, that means you did something wrong.” – Alex Honnold
I was climbing with some hotshot Brit in Yosemite once, and he said, “My God, Harding, you can’t do anything!” I said, “I know, but I can do it forever.” – Warren Harding
“I climb much harder in my posts than I do in real life.” – Geoff Jennings