Ninety-nine percent of climbing is falling, what you might consider failing. Success is only one percent, but it’s so worth it. I agree with what Bill Gates says: Success is a lousy teacher.
With each accomplishment I make, people say, like, ‘Oh, that’s amazing — for a girl.’ If I was a guy, it would still be really cool. I wish people wouldn’t think of it that way, that [what I can do] is only cool because I’m a female climber.