Weekend Whipper: So Close To Sending ... And Hitting the Ground!

07-Aug-2014


This climber has it in the bag. After reaching the end of an arching crack in Red Rocks, Nevada, the fatigued but confidant climber stops to place one last piece to protect the finishing mantel. As he relaxes after placing the cam, he switches hands to rest and grabs on to a hold on the top of the climb with his right hand. But before he can get the cam clipped, the hold snaps and turns a near send into a near ankle-breaking groundfall.

 

Watch last week's Weekend Whipper: Splash Landing - Groundfall at Great Falls National Park


 

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Weekend Whipper: Guppie (5.12b), El Potrero Chico, Mexico
Weekend Whipper: Guppie (5.12b), El Potrero Chico, Mexico
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

 

 

 

[ WHIPPER COUNT: 208 ]

 

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