Weekend Whipper: Top Rope Pendulum!


Hikers to the rescue! In this Weekend Whipper, a climber becomes stranded when his top-rope gets wedged into a notch in the rock above him. The belayer can't lower, and the climber is swinging in space. Luckily, a few hikers (also filming) walk to the top of the cliff and lower a bight of rope down with an ascender attached so the climber can hold onto it while they pull him up. But what happens when the climber reaches the wedged rope, dislodges it, and then lets go without the slack taken in? Pendulum!  


Watch last week's Weekend Whipper: Too Close for Comfort!



Got a whip of your own? E-mail Rock and Ice online editor at hcarpenter@bigstonepub.com.

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