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Weekend Whipper: Steep Falls Can Still Hurt!

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Dave Montgomery had been working on the first ascent of Tanuki, a steep 5.13a trad pitch, for about a month. On what he had hoped to be his send
burn, he placed the same .5 Camalot he had whipped on around five times. On this go, however, Montgomery stretched for a tenuous jam, lost his feet,
and fell … but this time the .5 popped, sending him for a LONG and painful ride down. “The 35-footer Doesn’t look terrible, but I ended up fracturing
my foot in three spots and had to have surgery,” says Montgomery. “Even steep clean falls can jack you up!”

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Watch last week’s Weekend Whipper: Don’t Fall While Clipping the Chains!