Become a Member

Get access to more than 30 brands, premium video, exclusive content, events, mapping, and more.

Already have an account? Sign In

Become a Member

Get access to more than 30 brands, premium video, exclusive content, events, mapping, and more.

Already have an account? Sign In

Brands

Weekend Whippers

Weekend Whipper: True Value (5.11a), The Pit, Flagstaff, Arizona

Nadia Lamé takes a big fall, complete with reverse backbend, on True Value (5.11a) at The Pit in Flagstaff, Arizona.

Lock Icon

Become a member to unlock this story and receive other great perks.

Already have an Outside Account? Sign in

Outside+ Logo

All-Access
Intro Offer
$3.99 / month*

  • A $500 value with 25+ benefits including:
  • Access to all member-only content on all 17 publications in the Outside network like Rock and Ice, Climbing, Outside, Backpacker, Trail Runner and more
  • Annual subscription to Climbing magazine.
  • Annual gear guides for climbing, camping, skiing, cycling, and more
  • Gaia GPS Premium with hundreds of maps and global trail recommendations, a $39.99 value
  • Outside Learn, our new online education hub loaded with more than 2,000 videos across 450 lessons including 6 Weeks to Stronger Fingers and Strength Training for Injury Prevention
  • Premium access to Outside TV and 1,000+ hours of exclusive shows
  • Annual subscription to Outside magazine
Join Outside+

*Outside memberships are billed annually. Print subscriptions available to U.S. residents only. You may cancel your membership at anytime, but no refunds will be issued for payments already made. Upon cancellation, you will have access to your membership through the end of your paid year. More Details

Nadia Lamé was about to clip the next bolt on True Value (5.11a) at The Pit in Flagstaff, Arizona when she “couldn’t fight the pump any longer,” she writes Rock and Ice. “More importantly, I knew it was going to be a BIG fall.”

Fortunately, Lamé wasn’t injured, although she says she had a sore back for the last month because of the fall. “The fall shows it all,” she writes. “I mean have you ever seen someone get an exorcism while falling?

“I fell weirdly somewhat intentionally to save my face from hitting the roof that I was halfway over when I fell. I was in a terrible position to fall.”

According to Lamé, she learned a lesson: “Wear your helmet! Might not always get as lucky as I did to not hit my head.”

Happy Friday and climb safe this weekend!