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Weekend Whippers

Weekend Whipper: Climber vs. Tree

An age-old match up.

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This one comes courtesy of Ryder Dschida. Ryder told Rock and Ice in an email, “On my first trip to the Trinity Aretes in Humboldt County, California, I was filming Jeremy McFarland climbing Karma-Kazi, a 5.11a that had an old snag directly behind it.

“Jeremy was at the crux mid-route. He grasped at crimps a bit before taking an impressive 20+ foot whipper grazing the dead stump butt-first! Chunks of wood went flying and everyone stood breathless. He was unharmed, just a bit shaken. His pants were torn, but he got back on the wall and sent it. Rad!

“The tree has since been cut down.”

Happy Friday and climb safe this weekend!