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

We do not live to eat and make money, we eat and make money to be able to enjoy life George Mallory

Mountains are not stadiums where I satisfy my ambition to achieve, they are the cathedrals where I practice my religion Anatoli Boukreev

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

Only the guy who isn’t rowing has time to rock the boat Jean Paul Sartre

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

The mountains have rules they are harsh rules, but they are there, and if you keep to them you are safe. A mountain is not like men A mountain is sincere The weapons to conquer it exist inside you, inside your soul Walter Bonatti64

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

Success is not counted by how high you have climbed but by how many people you brought with you Will Rose

Don’t climb mountains so that people can see you Climb mountains that you can see the world David McCullough

I thought climbing the Devil’s Thumb would fix all that was wrong with my life  If you climb big north walls in the Alps or aspire to summiting Everest some day, hats off to you! The adrenaline is flowing, and it’s flowing all the time Pat Ament

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

Climb the mountain not to plant your flag, but to embrace the challenge, enjoy the air and behold the view David McCullough Jr

There is probably nothing finer than to climb free and unencumbered by equipment, reveling in the gymnastic upward movement, like Preuss or a Dulfer before you, relying only upon yourself, keeping a sharp eye on things, feeling the rock beneath your feet and fingertips Hermann Buhl

What is freedom to a bird if it is in the middle of a flock? John Gill

Climbing is, above all, a matter of integrity Gaston Rebuffat

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

Potty mouth, rock star, at the top and still tryna climb, Drop the top sit back recline French Montana

I’ve climbed with some of the best climbers in the world, more importantly, to me, they are some of the best people in the world. It’s always taller than it looks. William Blake

For us the mountains had been a natural field of activity where, playing on the frontiers of life and death, we had found the freedom for which we were blindly groping and which was as necessary to us as bread Maurice Herzog

Climbing is my art; I get so much joy and gratification from it Jimmy Chin

I may not be able to pull on the smallest of holds, but those I can pull on I can pull on all day long Jimmy Jewel

The best climber in the world is the one that has the most fun Alex Lowe

I’ve climbed with some of the best climbers in the world, more importantly, to me, they are some of the best people in the world. That’s another reason why I climb Jim Wickwire

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

Just a reminder a guidebook is no substitute for skill, experience, judgment and lots of tension Charlie Fowler

Climb if you will, but remember that courage and strength are nought without prudence, and that a momentary negligence may destroy the happiness of a lifetime Edward Whymper

Both involve lies and fanatical beliefs that generally defy logic Just like rock climbing David Schuller

On life and peaks it is the same Wash your spirit clean Climb the mountains and get their good tidings John Muir

You keep putting one foot in front of the other and then one day you look back and you’ve climbed a mountain Tom Hiddleston

The mountains are calling and I must go John Muir

Mountains are not fair or unfair, they are just dangerous Reinhold Messner