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    Between the shores of the oceans and the summit of the highest mountain is a secret route that you must absolutely take before being one with the sons of the Earth.

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    Bolts are the murder of the impossible.

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    But I think there's something wonderful and extraordinary about climbing on your own and just that kind of relationship to the environment. I'm very addicted to the mountains. You know, so, I do like that solitude.

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    Bouldering is the synthesis of all skills needed for climbing

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    Bouldering is like masturbation: not as good as the real thing but you don't need to worry about your protection.

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    By climbing a steeper road, the value and appreciation Delaware State students took and continue to take from their education and their experiences is just as great, if not greater, than students attending ivy league schools.

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    But teaching is like climbing a mountain.

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    But risks must be taken because the greatest hazard in life is to risk nothing. The person who risks nothing, does nothing, has nothing, is nothing. He may avoid suffering and sorrow, but he cannot learn, feel, change, grow or live. Chained by his servitude he is a slave who has forfeited all freedom. Only a person who risks is free. The pessimist complains about the wind; the optimist expects it to change; and the realist adjusts the sails

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    Climbers are a universal tribe: we share the knowledge that things are not important. Experience is important. Feeling is important.

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    Climbing is a full-body sport from your fingers to your toes, but at the same time, it's like a dance on the rock. It's about being strong and fit but also graceful and elegant and efficient on the rock.

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    Climbing is a great game-great not in spite of the demands it makes, but because of them. Great because it will not let us give half of ourselves-it demands all of us. It demands our best.

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    Climbing at altitude is like hitting your head against a brick wall - it's great when you stop.

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    Climbing had captured my soul.

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    Climbing is not a battle with the elements, nor against the law of gravity. It's a battle against oneself.

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    Climbing is the lazy man's way to enlightenment. It forces you to pay attention, because if you don't, you won't succeed, which is minor - or you may get hurt, which is major. Instead of years of meditation, you have this activity that forces you to relax and monitor your breathing and tread that line between living and dying. When you climb, you always are confronted with the edge. Hey, if it was just like climbing a ladder, we all would have quit a long time ago.

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    Climbing is a great effort, but the extraordinary pleasure.

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    Climbing is an artistic, creative thing; it's about being spontaneous, traveling, seeing the world, hanging out. It's a balance of setting goals while enjoying the process, being ambitious without being too competitive.

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    Climbing trees is still one of my favorite things to do. A tree and a good book and I'm happy.

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    Climbers seem to forget that we said in our introduction that there were simply '50 classic routes', not 'the 50 classics'. We chose 50 from a list of about 120. Only a torturer will ever pry loose from our lips the names of those other 70 classics.

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    Climbing does not mean just competition and performance. It has other qualities that are important: going on trips, meeting people, seeing other cultures.

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    Climbing is about pioneering new routes, exploring new ground, facing the unknown. Those hooked on climbing the normal routes on the eight-thousanders will miss all theat. They are wasting the best years of their climbing lives.

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    Climbing is individual thing, it's a reflection of yourself. When you put up a route you're looking at yourself. If you chisel holds, it's your responsibility, nobody else's.

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    Climbing the economic ladder has been very hard for me; I still feel a great deal of guilt towards those I left behind.

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    Climbing for speed records will probably become more popular, a mania which has just begun. Climbers climb not just to see how fast and efficiently they can do it, but far worse, to see how much faster and more efficiently they are than a party which did the same climb a few days before. The climb becomes secondary, no more important than a racetrack. Man is pitted against man.

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    Climbing has worked for me in a number of ways on Capitol Hill. I'm much more inclined to look at what people do, as opposed to what they say. Also, it's about working together - we're all on the rope together, and you don't get to cut the rope if you're not getting along with someone.

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    Climbing is, above all, a matter of integrity

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    Climbing is unadulterated hard labor. The only real pleasure is the satisfaction of going where no man has been before and where few can follow.

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    Climbing K2 or floating the Grand Canyon in an inner tube; there are some things one would rather have done than do.

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    Climbing is one of the few sports in which the arena (the cliffs, the mountains and their specific routes) acquire a notoriety that outpopulates, outshines and outlives the actual athletes.

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    Climbing is what I do.

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    Climbing is actually a great sport for blind people and that carried me on to climbing bigger and bigger mountains, snowy mountains, ice faces, and developing different techniques to be able to do that.

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    Climbing is my lifelong journey. And in the same way you go running and you have days where you really feel in tune, you have some days where you don't feel that good. It's this never-ending process. Accepting that and enjoying that for what it is, that's really where the life of climbing is.

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    Climbing is often group activity and it's always inspiring to see how other people, who share your passions, do things.

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    Climbing is so fun and such a good experience, that I think it's important not to take it too seriously. It's not the end of the world - or the entire world either.

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    Coming down was the hardest part of any climbing.

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    Climbing to the top demands strength, whether it is to the top of Mount Everest or to the top of your career.

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    Climb the mountain not to plant your flag, but to embrace the challenge, enjoy the air and behold the view. Climb it so you can see the world, not so the world can see you.

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    By my third year of Law and Order, I was climbing the walls. But you don't leave a hit show, especially when you have a five-year contract.

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    Creating a new theory is not like destroying an old barn and erecting a skyscraper in its place. It is rather like climbing a mountain and gaining new and wider views.

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    Consider what you want to do in relation to what you are capable of doing. Climbing is, above all, a matter of integrity.

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    Creating a new theory is not like destroying an old barn and erecting a skyscraper in its place. It is rather like climbing a mountain, gaining new and wider views, discovering unexpected connections between our starting points and its rich environment. But the point from which we started out still exists and can be seen, although it appears smaller and forms a tiny part of our broad view gained by the mastery of the obstacles on our adventurous way up.

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    Do nothing in haste; look well to each step; and from the beginning think what may be the end.

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    Definition: Alpinism is the art of going through the mountains confronting the greatest dangers with the biggest of cares. What we call art here, is the application of a knowledge to an action.

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    Credibility lasts about two cycles of bad material, and then you'll probably never get it back. If you let people down, that's really hard to come back from - harder than climbing from nothing to something, even.

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    Disobey. Defy. Take your own time. Fly.

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    Doing time is like climbing a mountain wearing roller skates.

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    Don't point your finger to the heights your children should go. Start climbing and they will follow.

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    Doubly happy, however, is the man to whom lofty mountain tops are within reach.

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    Do not burn yourselves out. Be as I am - a reluctant enthusiast... a part-time crusader, a half-hearted fanatic. Save the other half of yourselves and your lives for pleasure and adventure.

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    Difficult struggle in mountaineering is our rise above himself, is the voice of freedom.