105 Best Climbing Quotes To Motivate You To New Height

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Climbing is an adventurous activity that many children, teenagers and adults like to explore.

Rock climbing also teaches us how to deal with hard situations in our life. Self-motivation and patience are just two concepts that we learn from this activity, that also sends us a message that to achieve our goals, we should be ready to confront challenges.

Rock climbing is an adventurous sport. Many trek enthusiasts also pursue rock climbing as another activity that they like to explore. Rock climbing needs physical and mental fitness, and it can be a difficult and dangerous activity. Having considerable knowledge of proper climbing techniques and rules, as well as the correct equipment can help you to enjoy this sport safely.

If you like these climbing quotes and are looking for more adventurous quotes, check out these Alex Honnold quotes and mountain quotes.

The Best Climbing Quotes

We have some interesting climbing trees quotes among these funny climbing quotes.

Climbing activities motivates us and teaches mental toughness to achieve our goals. Here are some of the best climbing quotes to inspire you to keep climbing to the top.

1."We do not live to eat and make money, we eat and make money to be able to enjoy life."

- George Mallory.

2.“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.

3.“Every mountain top is within reach if you just keep climbing.”

– Barry Finlay.

4."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.

5."Success is not counted by how high you have climbed but by how many people you brought with you. "

-Will Rose.

6."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.

7."Climb the mountain not to plant your flag, but to embrace the challenge, enjoy the air and behold the view.

― David McCullough Jr.

8."What is freedom to a bird if it is in the middle of a flock?"

– John Gill.

9."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.

10."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.

11."Climbing is my art; I get so much joy and gratification from it."

– Jimmy Chin.

12."The best climber in the world is the one that has the most fun."

– Alex Lowe.

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

– Edward Whymper.

14."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, 'Scrambles Amongst The Alps'.

15."On life and peaks it is the same. Wash your spirit clean… Climb the mountains and get their good tidings."

– John Muir.

16. "The mountains are calling and I must go."

–John Muir.

17."I’d rather be in the mountains thinking of God, than in Church thinking about the mountains."

– John Muir.

18."There are a dozen reasons for climbing, some bad, and I’ve used most of them myself."

- Edmund Hillary.

19."For a climber, saying that you are stopping by Everest is like saying that you are stopping by to see God."

– Roland Smith.

20."To be a climber one has to accept that gratification is rarely immediate."

– Bernadette McDonald.

21."The best climber in the world is the one having the most fun!"

– Alex Lowe.

22."I’m focused on executing what’s in front of me."

– Alex Honnold.

23."If people want to go do some big outdoor thing for their ego, have them climb snowy mountains rather than shoot animals."

– Conrad Anker.

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

–Sir Martin Conway.

25."The higher the mountain, the deeper the valley."

- Alsacian Proverb.

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

-John Muir.

27."What one leads on-sight, in good, strong style, safely, is what one's ability is"

―  Pat Ament.

28."Rain is disagreeable, but snow is as much part of the mountain as are sunshine and clear skies."

― Gaston Rebuffat.

29."Every man should pull a boat over a mountain once in his life."

– Werner Herzog.

30."'I like the mountains because they make me feel small,' Jeff says. 'They help me sort out what’s important in life'."

― Mark Obmascik.

Funny Climbing Quotes

Climbing is an activity of  fun and fitness. Climbing small hills and mountains nearby, could be a great way to get away from your busy schedule. But first, take five minutes to have a laugh at these funny climbing quotes. Here are some funny climbing quotes for you.

31. "He who climbs upon the highest mountains laughs at all tragedies, real or imaginary. "

― Friedrich Nietzsche.

32."Climbing is hard to give up..."

– Layton Kor.

33."The only zen thoughts you can find on a mountain summit are those you brought yourself."

– Robert Pirsig.

34."Remember that time spent on a rock climb isn’t subtracted from your life span."

– Will Niccolls.

35."Bouldering isn’t really a sport. It’s a climbing activity with metaphysical, mystical, and philosophical overtones."

– John Gill.

36."Climbing may be hard, but it’s easier than growing up."

– Ed Sklar.

37."Vertigo I can handle alright — It's horizonto that drives me nuts."

- Jim Lubell.

38."If you want to train for big mountain endeavours, spend time in big mountains."

- Jimmy Chin.

39."When preparing to climb a mountain – pack a light heart."

– Dan May.

40."For me, a holiday is about taking a book and going to a mountain and reading."

– Sonam Kapoor.

Climbing Trees Quotes

In our childhood days, we used to play in tree houses or climb on trees. To remember this experience, here is a collection of climbing trees quotes.

41."When there is a big tree small ones climb on its back to reach the sun."

― Chinua Achebe.

42."To climb a tree is for a child to discover a new world.”

― Froebel.

43."If you climb a tree, you must climb down the same tree."

― African Proverb.

44."If you need a bit of perspective, climb a tree."

― A. A. Milne, 'Winnie The Pooh'.

45."Life without love is like a tree without blossoms or fruit."

-Khalil Gibran.

46."Learn to climb trees before climbing mountains."

― Kadhirmathiyan Velumani.

Quotes About Mountain Climbing

Mountain climbing can be a really fun activity, almost as fun as these climbing quotes. Here are some more interesting mountain climbing quotes.

47."Somewhere between the bottom of the climb and the summit is the answer to the mystery why we climb."

– Greg Child.

48."Mountains have a way of dealing with overconfidence."

– Hermann Buhl.

49."Mountains make poor receptacles for dreams."

― Jon Krakauer.

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

– Alex Honnold.

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

― Edward Whymper.

52."Getting to the top is optional. Getting down is mandatory."

― Ed Viesturs.

53."When people say, 'It can’t be done,' or 'You don’t have what it takes,' it makes the task all the more interesting."

— Lynn Hill.

54."I thought climbing the Devil's Thumb would fix all that was wrong with my life. In the end, of course, it changed almost nothing."

― Jon Krakauer.

55."As I hammered in the last bolt and staggered over the rim, it was not at all clear to me who was the conqueror and who was the conquered. I do recall that El Cap seemed to be in much better condition than I was."

-Warren Harding.

56."Life is brought down to the basics: if you are warm, regular, healthy, not thirsty or hungry, then you are not on a mountain... Climbing at altitude is like hitting your head against a brick wall - it's great when you stop.

- Chris Darwin ,'The Social Climbers'.

Rock Climbing Quotes

Rock climbing is fun, but it can be dangerous too without proper supervision. If you are a teenager looking for a climbing weekend getaway, then make sure you are with someone who can supervise you. Here we have collated a few rock climbing quotes. You could even use these rock climbing captions or quotes to invite your friends for a weekend getaway!

57."Our peace shall stand as firm as rocky mountains."

-William Shakespeare.

58."Trying to connect to the moment, that move, that breath - this is what I have been striving for; finding the oneness that can exist with all the things around and inside me."

- Ron Kauk.

59.“There is not enough luck in the world.”

― Anatoli Boukreev.

60."Friendship is a sheltering tree."

-Samuel Taylor Coleridge.

61. "Turn your brain off and send."

– Chris Sharma.

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

-Wolfgang Gullich.

63."A lot of the time I hate the theatre. You think, 'I have to climb Mount Everest, again, tonight.' Oh, the theatre is a scary place to be."

-Alan Rickman.

Famous Climbing Quotes

Climbing is always perceived as an adventurous activity. Climbers tend to set a goal of reaching a cliff top and pursue the goal with focus. Here are some climbing quotes which motivate you to go for a trek.

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

-Nelson Mandela.

65."Climbing may be hard, but it’s easier than growing up."

– Stewart M. Green.

66."We are apes - we should be climbing."

-Alex Honnold.

67."There is probably no pleasure equal to the pleasure of climbing a dangerous Alp; but it is a pleasure which is confined strictly to people who can find pleasure in it."

– Mark Twain.

68."I love the outdoors. I love climbing mountains."

-Sam Heughan.

69."The summit is just a halfway point."

– Ed Viesturs.

70."It is not the mountain we conquer but ourselves."

– Edmund Hillary.

71."Climbing is what I do."

– Anatoli Boukreev.

72."Great things are done when men and mountains meet."

– William Blake.

73. "There's a certain joy in swinging around, propelling yourself upward... the fluidity of movement."

-Alex Honnold, 'Free Solo'.

74."There is no such thing as bad weather, only inappropriate clothing."

– Sir Ranulph Fiennes.

75."The two great risks are risking too much but also risking too little. That's for each person to decide. For me, not risking anything is worse than death. By far."

-Jimmy Chin

76."I’m not thinking about anything when I’m climbing, which is part of the appeal. I’m focused on executing what’s in front of me."

– Alex Honnold.

77."The best part of climbing is when it all clicks and gravity ceases to exist."

– Chris Sharma.

78."In the mountains there are only two grades: You can either do it, or you can’t."

– Rusty Baillie.

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Travel Quotes

Travel is a passion for many people. Trekking, rock climbing, river rafting, and canoeing are pursued as leisure activities when on vacation. Here are travel quotes from some famous personalities.

79."Life is either a daring adventure, or nothing at all"

– Helen Keller.

80."Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness."

–Mark Twain.

81. "Two roads diverged in a wood, and I – I took the one less travelled by"

—Robert Frost.

82."Take only memories, leave only footprints."

– Chief Seattle.

83."Travel makes one modest. You see what a tiny place you occupy in the world."

– Gustave Flaubert.

84."Rock climbing and surfing are two of my favorite things in life."

-Eiza Gonzalez.

85."If the path be beautiful, let us not ask where it leads."

– Anatole France.

Quotes About Climbing Mountains

Climbing on the mountain is an interesting and fun activity, but it is to be done with caution. These climbing mountain quotes are sure to make you nostalgic if you have ever climbed one.

86."Mountains are not fair or unfair, they are just dangerous".

-Reinhold Messner.

87."How glorious a greeting the sun gives the mountains!"

– John Muir.

88."Bolts are murder of the impossible."

-Reinhold Messner.

89."What are men to rocks and mountains?"

– Jane Austen.

90."So this was what a mountain was like, the same as a person: the more you know, the less you fear."

– Wu Ming-Yi.

91."Chasing angels or fleeing demons, go to the mountains."

– Jeffrey Rasley.

92."The higher you climb on the mountain, the harder the wind blows."

– Sam Cummings.

93."The way to Everest is not a Yellow Brick Road."

-Jon Krakauer

94."It’s not the mountain we conquer, but ourselves."

– Edmund Hillary.

95."May your mountains rise into and above the clouds."

– Edward Abbey.

96."The mountain remains unmoved at seeming defeat by the mist."

– Rabindranath Tagore.

97."My happy place… The forest, The mountains... No better place to recharge than in the embrace of mother nature"

-John Ruskin.

98."Mountains are the beginning and end of all-natural scenery."

– John Ruskin.

99."Life sucks a lot less when you add mountain air, a campfire and some peace and quiet."

– Brooke Hampton.

100."Great men are rarely isolated mountain peaks; they are the summits of ranges."

– Thomas W. Higginson.

101."Mountain climbing is my passion, and to empower women through my expeditions is the reason."

– Samina Baig.

102."The summit is just a halfway point."

– Ed Viesturs.

103."The only good reason to climb is to improve yourself."

– Yvon Chouinard.

104."Better we raise our skill than lower the climb."

– Royal Robbins.

105."To see what others can not... You must climb the mountain”

― Ron Akers.

Here at Kidadl, we have carefully created lots of interesting family-friendly quotes for everyone to enjoy! If you liked our suggestions for the best climbing quotes to motivate you to new heights, then why not take a look at these [nature quotes], or [Mother Nature quotes] for more?


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