Weekend Whipper: No Bolts = Huge Falls

08-May-2014


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.

 

Watch last week's Weekend Whipper: Another One Bites the Dust!


 

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