Weekend Whipper: When Soloing Goes Wrong!

27-Mar-2014


A hiker overestimates his climbing ability and attempts to free solo a 25-foot cliff at Hanging Rock State Park in North Carolina, only to experience the dangerous consequences. He walks away with no injuries, just the fear of falling, but demonstrates that it is wise to consider your skills, the quality of rock and the risks when soloing a high cliff. 

 

Watch last week's Weekend Whipper: When Gear Fails


 

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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 ]

 

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