When you remove the risk, you remove the challenge. When you remove the challenge, you wither on the vine.
I think climbing is less a sport and more a hobby, and as such, I think everybody's a beginning climber.
Identifying and overcoming natural fear is one of the pleasing struggles intrinsic to climbing.
Inspiring passion in family and friends has more enduring value than just staying alive for them.
The best climber in the world is the one that has the most fun.