Quotable quotes by climbers

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Re: Quotable quotes by climbers

Postby garvinj » Tue Oct 01, 2013 10:08 pm

At the crag today for our "after work session" Chris tries a scary route so I ask " hey you pushing the boat out today?" "No", he replies, "more like swept out by the tide"

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Re: Quotable quotes by climbers

Postby Justin » Mon Oct 14, 2013 8:13 am

“Because in the end, you won’t remember the time you spent working in the office or mowing your lawn. Climb that goddamn mountain.”
― Jack Kerouac
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Re: Quotable quotes by climbers

Postby Mark » Mon Oct 14, 2013 11:45 am

While climbing at Strubens, my French mate is sitting legs splayed against the face. My other mate Clive chirps "interesting position".... I add "yes, its the French frog". Romain the Frenchmen looks down at me and sarcastically responds "I see you've travelled"

:lol: put me in my place, I haven't been out of the country much.... in fact I haven't been out of strubens much :cry: kids :?

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Re: Quotable quotes by climbers

Postby Ghaznavid » Thu Oct 17, 2013 12:28 pm

Fact: it is more dangerous to go climbing at a venue that is further from home. Reason: statistics suggest that you are 4 times more likely to die driving than you are climbing.
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Re: Quotable quotes by climbers

Postby Ghaznavid » Wed Oct 23, 2013 7:27 pm

"I didn’t become successful in my field because I’m bigger or more intelligent than others. No, I became successful because I had the willpower to fail, and to try it again, again and again." Reinhold Messner
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Re: Quotable quotes by climbers

Postby Chris F » Thu Oct 24, 2013 10:51 am

Ghaznavid wrote:Fact: it is more dangerous to go climbing at a venue that is further from home. Reason: statistics suggest that you are 4 times more likely to die driving than you are climbing.


Most car accidents occur within 2 miles of home though!!

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Re: Quotable quotes by climbers

Postby Justin » Wed Nov 27, 2013 11:33 am

Climbing last weekend with two 'old guys' Ed and Tinie (who are both still climbing harder than me).

I remarked that "The older I get, the more I jam"..
Tinie replied with "and the more you jam, the more trouble you get into".
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Re: Quotable quotes by climbers

Postby Ghaznavid » Tue Dec 31, 2013 10:50 pm

Happy new year - may your rack be large and your nuts well placed...
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Re: Quotable quotes by climbers

Postby Justin » Tue May 27, 2014 12:09 pm

On Facebook today relating to the Night Helicopter Rescue in the Magaliesberg Mountains...

"Well done MSAR on another successful recovery"

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" :) If the person is alive we call it a rescue"
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Re: Quotable quotes by climbers

Postby Ghaznavid » Thu Dec 11, 2014 6:19 pm

"Good judgment comes from experience. Experience comes from bad judgment." - Evan Hardin.
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Re: Quotable quotes by climbers

Postby Justin » Thu Dec 11, 2014 11:50 pm

The best advice on how to do the Peapod crux of Celestial Journey from Douw Steyn: "When I get there, I don't know what to do and when I've done it, I don't know what I've done."
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Re: Quotable quotes by climbers

Postby Justin » Fri Jul 31, 2015 1:41 pm

"There is no such thing as bad weather, only bad clothing".
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Re: Quotable quotes by climbers

Postby Houdini » Mon Aug 24, 2015 3:27 pm

"what's the highest you've ever climbed? "

" hmm... About three joints and a bong"- conversation i overheard at boven


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