35+ Best Rock Climbing Quotes: Exclusive Selection

Rock climbing is a sport in which participants climb up, down or across natural rock formations or artificial rock walls. Profoundly inspirational rock climbing quotes will brighten up your day and make you feel ready to take on anything.

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Famous Rock Climbing Quotes

It isn’t the mountains ahead to climb that wear you out; it’s the pebble in your shoe. Muhammad Ali

A man does not climb a mountain without bringing some of it away with him, and leaving something of himself upon it. Martin Conway

Climb if you will, but remember that courage and strength are naught without prudence and that a momentary negligence may destroy the happiness of a lifetime. Do nothing in haste; look well to each step; and from the beginning think what may be the end. Edward Whymper

Everyone wants to live on the top of the mountain, but all the happiness and growth occurs while you’re climbing it. Andy Rooney

In some ways, climbing in the clouds is comforting. You can no longer see how high off the ground you are. Tommy Caldwell

Climbing may be hard, but it’s easier than growing up. Stewart M. Green

When you go to the mountains, you see them, and you admire them. In a sense, they give you a challenge, and you try to express that challenge by climbing them. Edmund Hillary

Stand tall on the summit after a tedious climb. Take in the remarkable scenery and the exhilaration of accomplishment. But don’t pause for long; there are greater mountains to climb while you still possess the drive and capacity to do so. Richelle E. Goodrich

There’s no secret on how to attain greater height, just keep climbing the ladder, don’t look at the dreadful distance, lock up that negative thought today, and fulfill your dreams. Michael Bassey

There’s no glory in climbing a mountain if all you want to do is to get to the top. It’s experiencing the climb itself – in all its moments of revelation, heartbreak, and fatigue – that has to be the goal. Karyn Kusama

The climb might be tough and challenging, but the view is worth it. There is a purpose for that pain; you just can’t always see it right away. Victoria Arlen

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Static people don’t fall! You fell because you were either climbing or running. This is a sign that you are on track. Don’t stop where you fall; rise up and do it again! Israelmore Ayivor

Don’t show your inferiority by climbing a stunted tree, show your superiority by climbing the longest and crooked one. Michael Bassey Johnson

Amazing Rock Climbing Quotes

One can’t be on the topmost rung of a ladder from before, it takes time to reach it, to climb it, one at a time. We struggle so that in this process of climbing we can learn, so that we can limit our impatience and grow stronger than we ever imagined to be. Chirag Tulsiani

After climbing a great hill, one only finds that there are many more hills to climb. Nelson Mandela

Anytime you finish a climb, there’s always the next thing you can try. Alex Honnold

It’s like climbing a staircase. I’m on the top of the staircase, I look behind me, and I see the steps. That’s where I was. Jeanne Moreau

Somewhere between the bottom of the climb and the summit is the answer to the mystery why we climb. Greg Child

Just because you came to the end of your rope, doesn’t mean that you were climbing down. Anthony T. Hincks

The length of the fall is dictated by how far we had climbed. The outcome of the fall is dictated by whether we’re holding on to that which we’re climbing, or we’re letting God hold onto us. Craig D. Lounsbrough

I’m always looking for a new challenge. There are a lot of mountains to climb out there. When I run out of mountains, I’ll build a new one. Sylvester Stallone

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

If you’re climbing the ladder of life, you go rung by rung, one step at a time. Don’t look too far up, set your goals high but take one step at a time. Sometimes you don’t think you’re progressing until you step back and see how high you’ve really gone. Donny Osmond

Climb mountains, not so the world can see you, but so you can see the world. David McCullough Jr

Keep close to Nature’s heart… and break clear away, once in a while, and climb a mountain or spend a week in the woods. Wash your spirit clean. John Muir

Management is efficiency in climbing the ladder of success; leadership determines whether the ladder is leaning against the right wall. Stephen Covey

Leaders don’t climb hills of success with shoes of pride. They are slippery enough to bring a person down to the valley. Israelmore Ayivor

Every mountain top is within reach if you just keep climbing. Barry Finlay

It’s wonderful to climb the liquid mountains of the sky. Behind me and before me is God, and I have no fears. Hellen Keller

I think I will be able to, in the end, rise above the clouds and climb the stairs to Heaven, and I will look down on my beautiful life. Yayoi Kusama

The harder you fall, the heavier your heart; the heavier your heart, the stronger you climb; the stronger you climb, the higher your pedestal. Criss Jami

The summit is what drives us, but the climb itself is what matters. Conrad Anker

You won’t fall if you don’t climb, but there’s no joy in living your whole life on the ground. Unknown

Obstacles don’t have to stop you. If you run into a wall, don’t turn around and give up. Figure out how to climb it, go through it, or work around it. Michael Jordan

He who would learn to fly one day must first learn to stand and walk and run and climb and dance; one cannot fly into flying. Friedrich Nietzsche