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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