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Weekend Whipper: Surprise Rain

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Zach Henry, visiting Colorado from Florida, was caught by a sudden rainstorm halfway up Tese (5.10a) at the Witches Tower Crag, Boulder Canyon.
Henry was an experienced gym leader, but this was his first day of lead climbing outside.

“He was between bolts so he decided to keep going,” explains his friend Shannon Hunt. “He yelled ‘Clipping’ so the belayer started feeding slack.”

Right then the friction under Henry’s foot failed him, and he fell, tipping upside-down and hitting the wall backwards in a slammer from which he fortunately
emerged unhurt.

“He took the fall very well,” says Hunt.

The rain continued, so they called it a day, but Henry (@zachhenry_yogathenics) made it out for another day of climbing before he left for home.

Stay safe out there! And a helmet is always a great idea.

Watch last week’s Weekend Whipper: Downeast Fall (Cannon Cliff Girdle Traverse) 

Video submitted by Shannon Hunt