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cruze
10-Jan-2008
9:51:57 AM
Excuse my ignorance of modern history and the English language, but wouldn't it make more sense the other way around - being that it is better to die on your feet than live on your knees?

Organ Pipe
10-Jan-2008
10:37:34 AM
Ooops yes, typing error on my part, I'll go back and edit.

IdratherbeclimbingM9
12-Feb-2008
12:30:06 PM
~ "You'll never find your limits until you have gone too far". ~

Aron Ralston; (from his book Between a Rock and a Hard Place).







Is this an oxymoron (of sorts), ... or just a self evident truth? !!!

seppo
12-Feb-2008
8:48:56 PM
if you've seen first ascents you've seen the quote, but i reckon its gospel. talking about the black canyon
and putting up first ascents there:

"you either got the spirit or you dont...if you got the f---ing spirit you rock. and if you dont.....well then
you're just a sport climber" leonard coyne


wallwombat
12-Feb-2008
10:10:13 PM
On 12/02/2008 IdratherbeclimbingM9 wrote:
>~ "You'll never find your limits until you have gone too far". ~
>
>Aron Ralston; (from his book Between a Rock and a Hard Place).
>

>Is this an oxymoron (of sorts), or just a self evident truth?
>!!!

No, just a moron.

I hate quotes like that. They are the kind you used to see on No Fear T-shirts worn by bungey jumpers and sport abseilers. Wanna-be adventure tools!

The fact that it comes from someone who ended up cutting his own arm off because of stupid mistakes he made, makes the quote even more ridiculous.

"oh well, I've cut my arm off. I guess I've found my limit!"

Get real!

IdratherbeclimbingM9
13-Feb-2008
8:17:25 AM
Just for the record I did not say I agreed with the quote though I did find it interesting; hence the oxymoron jibe.

Limits? (In the context of adventure), they are often self imposed aren't they!

wallwombat
13-Feb-2008
8:36:33 AM
I wasn't saying you did agree with it, Rod, and yes it is an oxymoron.

belayslave
7-Apr-2008
10:52:07 AM
"climbing might be in your blood, but even a vegetarian has to eat protein"

Some advice given to me a by a friend - but I'm yet to figure out the metaphor!
(plus I'm not vegetarian!)

Eduardo Slabofvic
7-Apr-2008
11:13:58 AM
On 12/02/2008 IdratherbeclimbingM9 wrote:
>~ "You'll never find your limits until you have gone too far". ~

This quote is just as relevant to drinking Martinis.

mousey
7-Apr-2008
11:19:55 AM
or for that matter, partaking of any foreign substance that was designed for a good time
k
7-Apr-2008
11:26:01 AM
"You only live once but if you do it right, once is enough" ŚMae West
Duncan
29-Apr-2008
10:13:03 PM
"Call it a route, call it a climb, call it a game, because you and your friends made up the rules and (mostly) obeyed them, because how you got there was more important than just getting there, because really we're only playing (aren't we?), not climbing for something, or to something, or with something else in mind."

Lito Tejada-Flores

from: http://www.alpenglow.org/themes/alpinism-as-humanism/index.html
singersmith
30-Apr-2008
11:12:17 PM
"I groan for the present sorrow. I groan for the sorrow to come. I groan questioning when there shall come
a time when He shall ordain a limit to my suffering." - Prometheus, soon after being chained to the rock.

"He with sorrows many as are mine, how shall he not be glad to gain his death?" - Antigone

Greek tragedies have some great climbing quotes buried in there.
Duncan
1-May-2008
12:42:34 AM
Not quite sure what the Antigone quote has to do with climbing.
bne
29-May-2008
2:54:11 PM
'Sure there have been injuries and deaths in football - but none of them serious.'
> > (Adrian Anderson).
Paul
29-May-2008
3:13:54 PM
"move your left hand topwise"

ajfclark
29-May-2008
3:39:37 PM
On 29/05/2008 Paul wrote:
>"move your left hand topwise"

Is that a Simpsons reference?
Paul
29-May-2008
3:47:31 PM
On 29/05/2008 ajfclark wrote:
>On 29/05/2008 Paul wrote:
>>"move your left hand topwise"
>
>Is that a Simpsons reference?

yes, but it is a good one to throw in to confuse someone when they on a techy move though.
ben wiessner
29-May-2008
5:08:54 PM
"I'd hardly call three thirsty tarts a platter..."

Adski commenting on the dining experience at the North Nowra Tavern.

IdratherbeclimbingM9
3-Jun-2008
4:55:54 PM
On 3/06/2008 SteveC wrote:
>those that by accident have been placing worthwhile protection survive this significant experience (edit; re falling on same and having it hold) and over come the fear of gear and so are liberated from bumbly status.

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