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Weekend Whipper: 40-Foot Cam Popper onto the Anchor

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Last weekend, two climbers were enjoying the classic five-pitch Nutcracker (5.8) in Yosemite Valley. On the third pitch, the leader placed a cam roughly
10 feet out and started lie-backing his way up the granite splitter … until he slipped. When the rope came taut on his single piece of pro,
however, the cam blew out of the crack, sending him for a 40-foot plunge onto the anchor.

Stay safe out there!

This Weekend Whipper was submitted by Jared Corso.