Weekend Whipper: Steep Falls Can Still Hurt!

15-Nov-2013


Dave Montgomery had been working on the first ascent of Tanuki, a steep 5.13a trad pitch, for about a month. On what he had hoped to be his send burn, he placed the same .5 Camalot he had whipped on around five times. On this go, however, Montgomery stretched for a tenuous jam, lost his feet, and fell ... but this time the .5 popped, sending him for a LONG and painful ride down. "The 35-footer Doesn't look terrible, but I ended up fracturing my foot in three spots and had to have surgery," says Montgomery. "Even steep clean falls can jack you up!"

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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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