Weekend Whipper: How A Helmet Saves Lives

17-Apr-2014


The Fisher Towers of Utah have a formidable reputation. With sandstone akin to dried mud, these crumbly towers can frighten the hardest trad climber. In this Weekend Whipper, a climber encounters a section of extreme choss, on the Cottontail formation. His only choice is to place a few marginal cams and try to free-climb past. But while navigating a veritable land-mine of loose holds, the climber pulls on the wrong one and takes a 30-foot ride right onto his head, putting his helmet to good use.

 

Watch last week's Weekend Whipper: How to Survive a Free Solo Fall


 

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Weekend Whipper: Hellion (5.13c), Ten Sleep, Wyoming
Weekend Whipper: Hellion (5.13c), Ten Sleep, Wyoming
Weekend Whipper: Yellow Stone (7a+/b 5.12a/b), Moroieni, Romania
Weekend Whipper: Yellow Stone (7a+/b 5.12a/b), Moroieni, Romania
Weekend Whipper: Ground Fall Off Heresy (5.11c), Smith Rock
Weekend Whipper: Ground Fall Off Heresy (5.11c), Smith Rock
Weekend Whipper: Chris Sharma's 100-foot Pont d’Arc Deep Water Solo
Weekend Whipper: Chris Sharma's 100-foot Pont d’Arc Deep Water Solo
Weekend Whipper: Trad Fall on Center Thumb, Lone Peak
Weekend Whipper: Trad Fall on Center Thumb, Lone Peak
Weekend Whipper: Responsible Lunges (25/5.12a), Paynes Ford, New Zealand
Weekend Whipper: Responsible Lunges (25/5.12a), Paynes Ford, New Zealand
Weekend Whipper: Regent Street (E2 5c) Gritstone Fall
Weekend Whipper: Regent Street (E2 5c) Gritstone Fall
Weekend Whipper: Roadside Attraction Trad Fall
Weekend Whipper: Roadside Attraction Trad Fall
Weekend Whipper: Defying The Laws of Tradition
Weekend Whipper: Defying The Laws of Tradition

 

 

 

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