Weekend Whipper: Top Rope Pendulum!

27-Sep-2013


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!

 

 

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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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