Crown Jewel of the Red River Gorge
"Life is either a daring adventure or nothing at all."
“Climbing is the perfect outlet for focus and fitness, and I love the mentality required to stay calm during a run out climb.”
“The best climber is the one having the most fun.”
"Climb the Mountains and get their good tidings."
"The Mountains are calling and I must go."
“Getting to the top is optional. Getting down is mandatory.”
“Because it's there.”
“Every mountain top is within reach if you just keep climbing.”
"You climb for the hell of it."
"Climbing would be a great, truly wonderful thing if it weren't for all that damn climbing."
"How do you distinguish between being off-route
and putting up a first ascent ?"
"If climbers used the word 'beta' the way most software houses do, we'd all be dead."
"As far as I'm concerned, if someone eliminates the mental part of climbing, then we might as well all go play miniature golf."
"Without gravity you wouldn't have a sport."
"Surround yourself with positive people and images. Hanging out with negative, judgmental people will poison your mind, remove the luster from your climbing experiences, and sabotage your performance on the rock in ways that you may never fully recognize. "