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Weekend Whipper: Fingers in a Lightsocket (5.11+), Indian Creek

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Christian Black takes a gear-ripping ride on Fingers in a Lightsocket (5.11+) at Supercrack Buttress, Indian Creek, Utah.

He blew a yellow Alien cam on the way down, but fortunately, kept all of his fingers. Last year, Greg McKee of Salt Lake City, Utah took a similar fall
in which he lost two finger tips in the pin scar of the upper crux.

“It was named Fingers in a Lightsocket because by the end of the climb, it feels like your fingers have been in a light socket,” McKee told Rock and Ice in
a previous interview. When he fell, he
ripped two pieces of gear. “I had time to think, Oh shit, I’m going to deck,” McKee said. But I didn’t realize I had lost my fingers right
away.

“The bone and meat are still in the pin scar. It’s kind of a blind move into it, so that will be a surprise for someone.”

One would hope that the fingers have been cleaned out of the crack by now…

Happy Friday and hold on to your fingers this weekend!

Watch last week’s Weekend Whipper: Michele Caminati’s Rope-Cutting Ground Fall