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SUBJECT 1: There's a fine line between bad ass and dumb ass and it's not easy to recognize where that line is, but you know when you cross it.
SUBJECT 2: All of these elements are there at once-- the rock, the water, the air, and the fire inside.
SUBJECT 3: The rock doesn't discriminate. It's up to you to adapt yourself to the rock.
SUBJECT 4: It's not normal to be 80 feet above your station and on a rope that's as thick as your finger.
SUBJECT 5: I don't climb to pursue the typical adrenaline rush. Generally, that's not a part of rock climbing. If that happens, it's a bad thing.
SUBJECT 6: I think it's a really, really fine line between life and death. We're so close to it all the time, we don't talk about it.
SUBJECT 7: You know, I don't really want to fall to my death off the wall. I'm sort of hoping to die at 94, you know, with like a couple of grandkids.
SUBJECT 8: That's a risk that I don't want to take.
SUBJECT 9: Fear keeps me alive.
SUBJECT 10: And the fear is telling me you are going above your ability.
SUBJECT 11: We weren't even hoping to do the climb anymore. We were just hoping not to die.
SUBJECT 3: It's a game that puts pressure on people to think about what are they going to post today, instead of what am I going to climb today.
SUBJECT 12: In a split second, it can go from an amazing day to the worst day of your life.
SUBJECT 13: There is a very serious consequence. You can get really injured or you can die.