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


 

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