Min polare Alex samlar varje år upp roliga citat under sina klätterresor. Det här är årets skörd.
"I think the crux is where it goes out right and up through a bulge."
"That's unfortunate, that matches what I see ahead."
"I need a fork that's less painful to hold."
"I never thought I'd have this much fun with three girls from Indiana."
"Do you recognize me?"
"Yes, your hair is different every year."
"Do you have anything to eat?"
"I have some chocolate covered strawberries."
"Really? Did you just make that up?"
"How did you know to bring exactly what a girl likes?"
"There's lots to see in Monterrey. They have fast internet!"
"If you'd like to take a lead fall on camera I can switch to movie
"There's got to be 112 ways to do that move!"
"Uh, I don't think so dude, this hold sucks!"
"There's got to be lots of good climbing there?"
"Oh yes, Yosemite is only three hours away."
"Do you go there often?"
"What's the hamster line? "On belay little buddy"?"
"Hey, Lady in Red."
"Less wailing divas. More robot voices."
"The thing about more Aliens is that you have to bring more Aliens."
"Everything was going great until I got to the no hands rest. Then
everything went to shit!"
"My ass was soaked and I was worried it wouldn't look good in the
"Get that guy some gloves!"
"I just broke part of Astroman!"
Ranger: "We can hear you two loops away and it's 30 minutes after
quiet hours. Keep it down, next time it's a $175 fine. Any questions?
Have a good evening."
"So that works out to about $10 per person? That's not so bad!"
"I take calculated risks. Problem is, I'm really bad at math."
"My lifestyle requires a ponytail."
"You want to play C or B?"
"I can't believe my doctor told me that my muscles are too small!"
"You're doing a really great job of imitating a newbie climber!"
"I've never been that close to an uncaged bear!"
"When I did Snake Dike with my girlfriend, we got to the top of the
climbing and she wanted to rest, but I kept going up the slabs and
pulled her up... I wanted to get back down at a somewhat reasonable
hour, you know."
"How did that go?"
"That was pretty much the end of that relationship."
"Did you learn anything from that experience?"
"... Yeah. Start earlier."
"Wow that's a huge lens! Are you compensating for something?"
"Err... yes, distance."
"Don't be queer, put in gear!"
"Are you going to lead it?"
"First I need to climb it naked on toprope."
(little girl pointing at Devil's Tower) "Mommy, is that a rock?"
"He lowered off a single RP yesterday."
"Yes, but it was the biggest RP."
"Crouching climber, leaning climb."
"That's not fear, it's feces."
"They shouldn't sell bolt kits to anyone over 5'6"."
"The V5 girls."
"So is that the 5.13 hardman sending diet? Rice for crimps, cheese for
slopers, olives for pinches... What do you eat for offwidths?"
"This guy is so good at it he found sixteen and a half kneebar rests
on one climb at Rifle."
"What's half a kneebar?"
"I like this one. It's light!"
"It's a blind throw to a hold that's out of reach."
"He's doing the move right, he's just not strong enough. He should
come down now so that I can warm up."
"What do you want to be when you grow up?"
"I can't decide whether I want to be a scientist or an engineer."
"You can be both. Your Auntie is a scientist and an engineer."
"No she's not. She's a climber!"
"I like it when only my fingers and toes touch the rock."
"That reminds me of the party where there were all these baby wipes
"I was career oriented, then I found climbing."
"He used to climb a lot. Now he's more into BASE jumping and drugs."
"People say climbing is all about the movement, but I have to be
honest, for me it's all about climbing hard stuff."
"It's the best 5.10 at Indian Creek!"
"It starts with 60 feet of chimney filled with lose blocks..."
"Has he started drinking yet? Maybe he should!"
A: "All I need is a bit more strength and better technique."
B: "And endurance?"
A: "Yeah, anything else I forgot?"
C: "A good attitude?"
A: "Fuck you!"
"My yellow Alien is like American Express. I don't leave home without
"The path to achievement is suffering. That's the best way to do it."
"Ok, here goes, it's fall or nothing!!! ... er, I mean send or fall."
"Could you not start flaking the rope yet? I'm feeling a lot of
pressure to hurry and I want to be able to enjoy the climb."