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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 rock climbing whippers that luckily didn’t end too badly, plus two ice climb know-downs. Follow Whipper on Instagram for more big falls.
Top trad climber Matteo Della Bordella takes a whipper on the classic Zombie Roof 5.13 at The Smoke Bluffs.
Rita Young Shin goes for an awkward whipper that could’ve been worse without a helmet on.
This climber goes for a ride and nearly decks head first. A close call and reminder to always wear a helmet.
You can even take mini-whippers on top-rope. This ice climber was lucky their umbilcal leash didn’t ping the tool off their face.
A few years ago, Squamish 5.14 trad climber Stu Smith goes for a ride while projecting a difficult route.
Ice Climb Down #1
From the protection of a bolted mixed section, this climber sends an ice pillar to the ground.
Ice Climb Down #2
A climber on the Stanley Headwall this week in the Canadian Rockies kicked this dagger off his objective. Ice!