100+ Best Climbing Quotes: Exclusive Selection

Climbing is the activity of using one’s hands, feet, or any other part of the body to ascend a steep topographical object. Profoundly inspirational climbing quotes will brighten up your day and make you feel ready to take on anything.

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Famous Climbing Quotes

I felt good, especially when I attacked about 5km to go, but I couldn’t keep going because this climb isn’t that hard. The hardest part was at the beginning and Menchov was glued to my wheel. — Roberto Heras

I was surfing the Internet, and I came across a school in Atlanta where you could learn how to climb trees with ropes the way the pros do. It sounded terrific, and so I went down there, and I began to learn these kind of rarified techniques for how you get up and down trees while using special ropes and gear. — Richard Preston

We’re obviously very excited about these meteorite discoveries, and we hope that this signals even more discoveries in the future. Manitoba is under-represented in the meteorite game, so this is our chance to climb the meteorite ladder. — Scott Young

National consumer confidence levels continued to climb through the end of April. The tourism-related sector posted reasonable gains in total visitation during the past three months. — Brian Gordon

Wanting to take a light camera with me when I climb or do mountain runs has kept me using exclusively 35 mm. — Galen Rowell

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I think the second goal really took the wind out of their sails. That second goal really deflates the opposition. They think now we have a two-goal hill to climb as opposed to one. That second goal was humongous for us. — Bryan Kelly

When they said they wanted to experience it, I thought, ‘Come on…. We’re gonna show you a real good time!’ And they gave me almost a whole day, so they sure did get a lot of ground covered…I don’t know how often they have to go 4-wheeling or climb trees to do what they do, but that day, they did. Thank heavens those guys are athletic and have a sense of humor, ’cause we tore it up. — Kix Brooks

To read Transtromer – the best times are at night, in silence, and alone – is to surrender to the far-fetched. It is to climb out of bed and listen to what the house is saying, and to how the wind outside responds. Each of his readers reads him as a personal secret. — Teju Cole

In the beginning, the media was calling me a bad boy all the time because of the way I act and feel onstage. None of them have ever taken the time to get to know me when I climb offstage. — Bobby Brown

Loan growth and strong net-interest margins continue to be the engines that drive our profitability. With fairly low cost of funds and a net-interest margin that grew to over 6 percent at the end of the quarter, our spreads are yielding very healthy returns to our bottom line. Even with the steady climb in short-term interest rates by the Federal Reserve Bank over the last 18 months, our loan pipeline remains very strong with over $100 million in pending applications. — John Guedry

I’d like to see my grandchildren climb trees, not stand under them. I’d like to see them learn to make bread and brown it over a fire using my toasting fork. — Laurie Graham

It isn’t unusual to see children climb into a car every morning to be ferried to the front door of a school that’s just a few blocks away. — Risa Lavizzo-Mourey

There are four games left and we still have to believe we can get into the series. We always play with pride, there is a mountain to climb but the lads want to do it and so do I. — Andrew Flintoff

He’s a great hitter. He’s gone through a spell where things haven’t dropped his way. His average is starting to climb again. — Charlie Warner

When I have to mount a staircase I climb up step by step. If I want to go up ten stairs at a time I break my neck – and that is not my intention. — John Burns

We’re in the time of year when steep price increases are common, but this year prices are being boosted by speculation about whether there will be sufficient gasoline supplies for later in the year. It may be several weeks before a clear picture develops on the nation’s gasoline production, but in the meantime, prices could climb to near $3 per gallon. — Carol Thorp

There are two kinds of climbers, those who climb because their heart sings when they’re in the mountains, and all the rest. — Alex Lowe

We fear that number could climb to between 50 and 70 million by the end of the decade. — David Gordon

I was disappointed in how we played not how we lost because Arizona’s a great team. I thought we might be nervous and then Arizona’s pressure set the tone early. Then we dug ourselves another hole we couldn’t climb out of. — Bill Self

Working on ‘Newsroom’ has given me an appreciation of the struggle that you go through on the 24-hour news cycle. The people who are legitimately attempting to deliver honest news are really facing a tough, uphill climb that’s a lot harder than any other time in history. — Thomas Sadoski

What a lot of them find is they’ve bought a mule and it’s supposed to be trained, so they climb on, and now they’re not able to get it to do what they want it to do, … The problem is generally not with the mule, it’s with the rider. — Steve Edwards

I wrote a great deal of a novel, ‘Winter’s Tale,’ on the roof of a Brooklyn Heights tenement on Henry Street. I was a technical climber, and now and then I would put down my manuscript and get up to walk along parapets and climb walls and chimneys. — Mark Helprin

There is no greater joy than letting a child climb on your lap for a story. — Patsy Riley

He has so dramatically improved. He’s a very intelligent kid, one of the top students in his class. He works very hard at it. He’s played all year-round this last year, gone to tournaments and worked hard. His mental toughness and some pretty good strokes have helped him climb the ladder. — Joe Bailey

I thought we stayed right with them. It was just that one lull that put us in a hole that was difficult to climb out of. But I thought we did a good job climbing. — Debbie Ryan

Starting with eight games on the road doesn’t help. That’s a big hole to climb out of. — Ezra Hendrickson

I don’t think we necessarily started off slow. I think they started off fast. What we tried to do was not get buried under the avalanche and that’s what I told our guys. We watched their last game against Roanoke and they got them down 26-4. That’s a tough climb to come back. I figured if we could handle their first rush of energy that would give us a chance to stay in the game. I knew we were going to play well, it was just a matter of when it was going to kick in. — Michael Cooper

Climbing’s always been a massive hobby of mine up until, kind of, recent times when I’ve had family, but no, it’s been a driving passion in my life, and, uh, I’ve always wanted to climb the Matterhorn. It was the mountain that, sort of, inspired me to climb, as a youngster. — Andy Serkis

We just have to climb, climb, climb and build that toughness. And right now, it’s more the mental toughness we need to build. — Evgeni Nabokov

When faced with a mountain, I will not quit! I will keep striving until I climb over, find a pass through, tunnel underneath or simply stay and turn the mountain into a gold mine, with God’s help. — Robert Half

If we choose to walk into a forest where a tiger lives, we are taking a chance. If we swim in a river where crocodiles live, we are taking a chance. If we visit the desert or climb a mountain or enter a swamp where snakes have managed to survive, we are taking a chance. — Peter Benchley

I have enjoyed great satisfaction from my climb of Everest and my trips to the poles. But there’s no doubt that my most worthwhile things have been the building of schools and medical clinics. — Edmund Hillary

I thought our team played with a great deal of effort. We had a tough mountain to try and climb today. We lost to a very good program and I thought we played as hard as we could. — Karl Hobbs

I travel and climb about eight months a year. That’s pretty great training in itself. When I am home, I do a lot of bouldering, gym climbing, and specific strength training in a effort to get stronger for climbing. — Tommy Caldwell

I’m one of those people who happen to like trees. I don’t know why – I just do. As a kid, I loved to climb them. The distant, upper branches, especially, were celestial and alluring. — Ian Frazier

If adventure does not wait on the doorstep, climb out through the window — Loesje

Last year was a mountain climb — we were fortunate to be able to plant the flag at the top of the mountain and win the national championship, … This year, we have won zero games. We are at base camp at the bottom of the mountain looking up at the climb. And it will be very difficult. — Nick Saban

I spent the majority of time at school trying to break the rules. I would climb to the top of buildings; I even burned a building down once – not intentionally, just because I was interested in fire. I remember going through the rule book, ticking off the ones I had broken and looking for the ones I hadn’t. — Simon McBurney

Rove is the president’s right arm, as we all know. And the president’s in a deep hole and it’s very hard to climb out of a hole without your right arm. — David Gergen

When we started getting the video airplay is when we saw the album sales start to climb towards the 100,000 mark. Before that, selling 10,000 in bluegrass was considered to be a huge success. — Rhonda Vincent

We can choose to throw stones,to stumble on them,to climb over them,or to build with them. — William A. Ward

I saw where the fire department was at and knew there was no way they could get to them with a ladder and, by the grace of God, He just gave me the energy and the power to climb up those things, — Marvin Harris

The program has made a gradual climb up the hill. And they’ve been the two building blocks of this program over the last four years. — Tom Greene

Despite all I have seen and experienced, I still get the same simple thrill out of glimpsing a tiny patch of snow in a high mountain gully and feel the same urge to climb towards it. — Edmund Hillary

One of biggest lies in politics is the lie that Republicans are the party of big business. Big business does great with big government. Big business is very happy to climb in bed with big government. Republicans are and should be the party of small business and of entrepreneurs. — Ted Cruz

There were periods of my life when a lot of people didn’t believe in me. I still had faith in myself. I really had to ask myself life questions. Where do I see myself in five years? Create a ladder for yourself, and walk up the steps. Climb that ladder. — Fergie

Secretary Clinton and I have worked well together, but the Arab Spring is a different question… This administration, collectively, made some very bad decisions, and they now have to climb out of a deep hole. — Jim Webb

I wrote poetry off and on in high school, when I could manage to get out of gym classes and sports – using my allergies as an excuse – and climb the hill behind school till I found a nice place to settle down with a notebook and look at Spokane spread out below. — Carolyn Kizer

I am trying different styles, and while you can’t climb a tree or jump on a crocodile in a dress, it is nice to get dressed up every now and then and kind of walk away from the khaki for a moment. — Bindi Irwin

Lasting accomplishment… Is still achieved through a long, slow climb and self discipline. — Helen Hayes

Our American story, for generations, is of a people who seek to move forward. A people who look at a mountain and worry not about the tough climb ahead, but dream about the view from the summit. — Bill Owens

The fact that oil is remaining above $40 leaves me all the more convinced that core CPI will continue to climb higher, that we’re on the verge of having the annual rate break above 2 percent. — John Lonski

I scrambled to the top of the precipice where Nick was waiting. That was fun, I said. You bet it was, said Nick. Let’s climb higher. No, I said. I think we should be heading back now. We have time, Nick insisted. I said we didn’t, and Nick said we did. We argued back and forth like that for about 20 minutes, then finally decided to head back. I didn’t say it was an interesting story. — Jack Handy

I did not climb up into the Godhead, neither can so mean a man as I am do it; but the Godhead climbed up in me, and revealed such to me out of his Love. — Jacob Boehme

Here, I’ll set up the ladder. Climb up and see if you can reach him. — Doug May

I’d be totally exhausted by mid-afternoon, and I could barely climb the stairs at home. It was particularly alarming because all my life I’d enjoyed doing all my own stunts in shows, taking on every physical challenge. Yet suddenly, I’d become like a very old man. I knew something was wrong, but I had no idea what. — Michael Crawford

He made a normal climb out and that’s the last they’ve been seen, — Gene Hill

We took some shots we typically wouldn’t. It snowballed on us and we got in a hole we dug and we never could climb back out of it. — Steve Edmiston

Karen- Grace. It’s Christmas, for goodness sake. Think about the baby Jesus: up in that tower, letting his hair down… so that the three wise men can climb up and spin the dradel and see if there are six more weeks of winter. — Will Grace

I was so full of joy, the happiest kid. Things changed. I don’t want to talk about it. I needed attention. I was pathologically shy. I’d climb the highest tree or try to ski off the highest mountain. I’d get into fights. I wanted contact. I’d hit somebody, just for that. — Lena Olin

Lord knows marriage between two people is difficult as it is, but these folks have a mountain to climb to be together. But that’s what they want to do. — Dan Sammons

We squandered a few possessions when they made that run. A five-point lead in a game like this is huge. If we would have been in their situation, we would have been able to finish them off the same way. When you get behind the 8-ball like that, it’s hard to climb out of it. — Mark Rydbom

One day we were sitting in our little classroom in the middle of Australia Zoo, and Dad bursts in and says, ‘OK, today we’re going to go climb a mountain,’ – the Glass House Mountains are about 20 minutes away – so we packed up all our math work and ran out the door and climbed Mount Tibrogargan. — Bindi Irwin

He comes from a good staying family and will make a grand chaser one day. This trip was on the quick side for him but we’ll just get him educated and climb up the ladder. — Nicky Richards

Our only focus from now on is to turn this thing around. We have to get back to playing the way we did. The way we’re playing right now, it hasn’t even been two weeks. Before that we were playing really good hockey and we could beat any team in the league. We have to climb back to that, and it’s going to take all of us in the dressing room. We can’t look at the standings right now. — Mats Sundin

She who does not yet know how to walk cannot climb a ladder. — Ethiopian Proverb

The very end of me mom’s road is the back entrance to Bray Head. Usually climb it when I get home. — Tristan MacManus

I’ve never looked at film-making as a career. I’ve looked on film-making as an adventure. When you come down the mountain, you get ready to climb again. — Shekhar Kapur

Many comparisons have been made with the markets of the 1950s and 1960s. If you go back in history you climb a wall of worry. The price action we are seeing today is actually normal action in a bull market. — Ralph Acampora

It is easy to go down into Hell; night and day, the gates of dark Death stand wide; but to climb back again, to retrace one’s steps to the upper air – there’s the rub, the task. — Virgil

Now that the 2005 holiday shopping season is underway, traffic to retail sites will climb as shoppers head back to work on Monday ready to make headway on their holiday shopping lists, … Cyber Monday will bring additional growth in traffic for online retailers by luring shoppers to their sites through sales promotions and free shipping incentives. — Heather Dougherty

I don’t really have a life outside of movies. But I like to climb mountains and walk the dogs. I like fine wines and good restaurants. — Neil Marshall

I wouldn’t expect settlements to climb and come down more than they have done. We’re expecting things to stay in a 3 to 4 percent range. — Sarah Miller

Remove the road blocks as you come across them. Otherwise, you will have to climb a high mountain. — Master Kwon

Peace is inside you. Wherever you go, peace goes with you. When you climb on a bus, peace goes with you. When you are fighting, peace goes with you. When you are asleep, peace is within you. When you are frustrated beyond imagination, peace is in you. No matter what you do, there is no place you can go where peace will not come with you. Because it’s within you. Through technology, we want to improve our lives. What I am saying is that the real improvement begins with you. I am not saying to sacrifice technology or to sacrifice your responsibilities. Accept your responsibilities, and while accepting those responsibilities, find peace, find joy in your life. — Prem Rawat

There is no panic, (but) we have a little bigger hill to climb in India — it is the only major geography where we haven’t had success that we have had around the world, — Edward Zander

I think it’s just neat for the kids, to finish that climb to the top. I’m really glad to be able to rest. It was our first time playing always as the favorite instead of moving up, trying to knock someone off. We really felt the pressure of teams coming after us. It was tough, to keep working hard and not get complacent. — Al Phillips

Last year we turned things around by going 17-7, but got bumped out short of state. It’s so great to see this group of girls climb the mountain this year. We are a team to be contended with, and we are excited to be going to state. — Steve Segadelli

We’re just looking for these totals to climb over the course of the day. — Chris Warren

I’ve always found it best to have a routine. I go to my study at the same time every day and climb into my bay window. I may not be inspired every day, but on the days I am, I need to be in place to write. If I’m not particularly inspired, I’ll revise or do research or correspondence. — Diane Ackerman

Some of the things going on here kind of get you going and excited for the season. Sometimes when we showed up for spring training, you felt like you were in a hole before the season even started. With these guys coming in, there will be some kind of climb in payroll. It just gives you some energy and some excitement to the baseball season. — Rocco Baldelli

We’ve seen them take nuts off of bolts. We’ve seen them open doors and walk out doors. We’ve seen them climb six-foot chain-link fences. These animals are probably … one of the most challenging to work with in an environment like this, — Mark Ryan

Penn State is Penn State, and I like what they stand for, … I didn’t want to miss their climb to the top. — Chris Bell

If we put another $7 million on top of that it may be too big a hill to climb in a budget with a $5 billion deficit problem. — John Laird

When I climb into my car, I enter my destination into a GPS device, whose spatial memory supplants my own. I have photographs to store the images I want to remember, books to store knowledge and now, thanks to Google, I rarely have to remember anything more than the right set of search terms to access humankind’s collective memory. — Joshua Foer

It is my desire to be a great writer. I know that I still have a mountain to climb to achieve that. — Guy Johnson

Rocky Balboa’ is about everybody who feels they want to participate in the race of life, rather than be a bystander. You’re never too old to climb a mountain, if that’s your desire. — Sylvester Stallone

That buzzing-noise means something. If there’s a buzzing noise, somebody’s making a buzzing-noise, and the only reason for making a buzzing-noise that I know of is because you’re a bee. …. And the only reason for being a bee that I know of is making honey….. And the only reason for making honey is so as I can eat it. So he began to climb the tree. — Winnie Pooh

I used to run around barefoot and climb trees and pick fruit and sell it on the side of the road like a real island girl. — Grace Gealey

I know I’m never going to probably see the Taj Mahal or, you know, climb Mt. Everest, but I can still maybe influence peoples’ way of thinking by a story that I do, by something I learn about the world. — Gail Sheehy

Guys are starting to gain a lot of confidence. Hopefully, it’s time to climb up the ladder, and if we keep playing like this, we will. — Craig Patrick

We still want to get to the summit of Husband Hill and then head down into the ‘Inner Basin’ on the other side. But now we have more flexibility in how we carry out the plan. Before, it was climb or die. — Steve Squyres

So if we play well as an offensive line, we should do well offensively. That’s usually how it works. So what we have to do as a line is just continue to get better, stay on an upward climb all the way through the season. — John Wade

There are more effective and better types of windows to prevent people leaving. This is one of the easiest types of window to climb out of. — Richard Bishop

It doesn’t really tell us a lot about where we are heading in the first quarter. We doubt this will have much of an impact and once we focus again on recent data, the dollar will probably climb a bit higher. — Robert Sinche

We’re getting points. Everybody thought a while back, that if we could climb back into it by the Olympic break, then we’d give ourselves a chance when we get back. The playoffs are a sprint, and we’ve definitely set ourselves up for that. — Tom Fitzgerald

We have a saying at Gonzaga, ‘Just keep sawing wood,’ and that’s what we kept doing. We just kept sticking to what we do. We really didn’t make too many adjustments; we just kept trying to climb (back) in. — Adam Morrison

I tend to pick objectives that I feel are safe because I know that, in the moment, I always go for it. I have some rules for myself, though: Look for the rock faces without a lot of loose rock. Always rope up on glaciers where there is even a slight chance of falling into a crevasse. No pure free soloing. Never climb below hanging glaciers. — Tommy Caldwell

People are betting on strong earnings growth for miners, and the argument is that metal prices will stay firm, if not climb up, — Peter Wright

The pursuit of happiness belongs to us, but we must climb around or over the church to get it — Heywood Broun

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