You can go your entire rock climbing life without taking a whipper if you’re careful enough, but more times than not you’ll run into a crux where falling is inevitable. Below are five climbing whippers that look like they left a mark. Always wear a helmet.
Runout trad climbing whippers sometimes end with an awkward fall.
Ricky Bell goes for a big move, but goes for a whipper after not sticking it.
This whipper ends as well as it could, the climber is lucky their head didn’t make contact.
This whipper is the result of loose rock coming off. Wear a helmet as a belayer if the rock looks sketchy.
Hamish Ousby goes for a big fall as gear pulls.