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Weekend Whipper: Nearly Skewered

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Aaron Doull whips on Warmenpumpen (23 5.11c/d) in the Blue Mountains of Australia and falls around 30 feet into the tree canopy and “a nice sharp
stick.”

“The stick passed perfectly between my leg and my junk,” says Doull. “It was like magic!

“You can kind of hear in the video that I was panicking, yelling lower me lower me! I wasn’t sure if it had gone through my leg/nuts or something, but
because of the adrenaline maybe the pain hadn’t set in.

“I was trying to check if there was blood, when I was lowered I realized there was no injury and we all thought it was pretty funny.”

Doull walked away with only a “very tiny scratch” and a hole through his pants, which he still has.

“If the stick went one centimeter in any other direction it would have gone through my leg or through something else,” he says. “I rested a bit but that
was enough climbing that day. Didn’t have the psych to attempt it again.”

Happy Friday and stay safe this weekend!

Video submitted by Aaron Doull.

Watch last week’s Weekend Whipper: Earth Angel (40-foot Trad Fall)