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Weekend Whipper: Watch the Rope!

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Jenga is popular 5.10a at the Birdsboro Quarry in Pennsylvania. The route is steep and featured with dinner-plate jugs protruding from a corner like the
wooden blocks of the climb’s namesake game. However, when leading through this type of steep terrain, it’s important to watch your rope, as this Weekend
Whipper demonstrates. While this climber employs several backsteps in order to correctly position her hips closer to the steep wall, she forgets to
manage her rope, which continually runs along the back of one leg. Eventually, the climber loses her feet and takes a fall, and the rope catches her
leg and flips her upside-down. Luckily, she was wearing a helmet!

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