Weekend Whipper: No Bolts = Huge Falls

Establishing first ascents is serious business ... especially when no bolts are allowed! In this Weekend Whipper, we get an insider's view into the process of climbing a trad first ascent in England's Ilkley Quarry. After a quick toprope rehearsal, the climber racks up, throws on his helmet and goes for it. But just as he makes a tenuous move near the top - roughly 10 feet above his last piece of pro - his left hand pops and suddenly the climber is airborne.

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Pete O'Neill commented on 11-May-2014 01:10 AM3 out of 5 stars
I would have put the gear in then led it. Pretty easy to say sitting here though. At least he had the balls to get up and give it another shot. I liked his dyno finish.
Brian Kootte commented on 12-May-2014 10:56 AM3 out of 5 stars
I'm logged in, so why can't I comment? No facebook please.