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Re: Quotable quotes by climbers

Posted: Tue Oct 01, 2013 10:08 pm
by garvinj
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"

Re: Quotable quotes by climbers

Posted: Mon Oct 14, 2013 8:13 am
by Justin
“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

Re: Quotable quotes by climbers

Posted: Mon Oct 14, 2013 11:45 am
by Mark
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 :?

Re: Quotable quotes by climbers

Posted: Thu Oct 17, 2013 12:28 pm
by Ghaznavid
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.

Re: Quotable quotes by climbers

Posted: Wed Oct 23, 2013 7:27 pm
by Ghaznavid
"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

Re: Quotable quotes by climbers

Posted: Thu Oct 24, 2013 10:51 am
by Chris F
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!!

Re: Quotable quotes by climbers

Posted: Wed Nov 27, 2013 11:33 am
by Justin
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".

Re: Quotable quotes by climbers

Posted: Tue Dec 31, 2013 10:50 pm
by Ghaznavid
Happy new year - may your rack be large and your nuts well placed...

Re: Quotable quotes by climbers

Posted: Tue May 27, 2014 12:09 pm
by Justin
On Facebook today relating to the Night Helicopter Rescue in the Magaliesberg Mountains...

"Well done MSAR on another successful recovery"

Response:
" :) If the person is alive we call it a rescue"

Re: Quotable quotes by climbers

Posted: Thu Dec 11, 2014 6:19 pm
by Ghaznavid
"Good judgment comes from experience. Experience comes from bad judgment." - Evan Hardin.

Re: Quotable quotes by climbers

Posted: Thu Dec 11, 2014 11:50 pm
by Justin
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."

Re: Quotable quotes by climbers

Posted: Fri Jul 31, 2015 1:41 pm
by Justin
"There is no such thing as bad weather, only bad clothing".

Re: Quotable quotes by climbers

Posted: Mon Aug 24, 2015 3:27 pm
by Houdini
"what's the highest you've ever climbed? "

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

Re: Quotable quotes by climbers

Posted: Mon Apr 18, 2016 9:41 am
by pappaSmurf
Heard at bouldering nationals this weekend:

"This year at Rocklands, people won't be asking who Jimmy Webb is, they'll be saying who is Adam De Charmoy?"
- Adam 'the hammer' Ludford

So I'm guessing he's taking Benj's surname then?
:queen:

Re: Quotable quotes by climbers

Posted: Mon Apr 18, 2016 10:50 pm
by chrisb
Interviewer: "What is the worst route you have ever climbed?"
Ondra: "There are no bad routes. They're all good."