Weekend Whipper: When Gear Fails

20-Mar-2014


Placing passive pro is a necessary skill for any trad climber. But small wires don't always hold a fall and sometimes a psychological placement is part of the game. In this Weekend Whipper, we witness a climber attempting Sarcophagus (5.10) on the Irish granite of Glendalough. The climber pumps out with a small wire below his feet and takes the whip, only to have his last piece barely slow his fall.

 

Watch last week's Weekend Whipper: The Perils of Bad Gear and Poor Instruction


 

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

Weekend Whipper: Max Factor (5.11c), Vedauwoo, Wyoming
Weekend Whipper: Max Factor (5.11c), Vedauwoo, Wyoming
Weekend Whipper: Elephant Man (5.13a), Reimers Ranch, Texas
Weekend Whipper: Elephant Man (5.13a), Reimers Ranch, Texas
Weekend Whipper: Famous Last Words - Figjam (5.10b), Ontario
Weekend Whipper: Famous Last Words - Figjam (5.10b), Ontario
Weekend Whipper: Alastair McDowell's Los Indignados (M7) Screamer
Weekend Whipper: Alastair McDowell's Los Indignados (M7) Screamer
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

 

 

 

[ WHIPPER COUNT: 212 ]

 

Search Videos:


Viewer's Commentary:


Don't want to use Facebook, but still want to comment? We have you covered:

Add Your Comments to this article:

About Rock and IceAdvertiseIntern at Rock and IceSubscription ServicesSite MapTerms of UsePrivacy PolicyContact Us
Copyright © Bigstone Publishing 2017
Hello