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.