Five Epic Trad Climbing Whippers
Rock climbers taking big falls above trad gear on steep routes from 5.12 to 5.14
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 trad climbing whippers, be sure to follow Whipper for more.
A climber taking a fall on the classic hard trad route East Coast Fist Bump 5.14a. Read about Brittany Goris’s redpoint here.
William Moss takes a whipper on his route Best Things in Life Are Free 5.14R – read about the FA here.
James Mchaffie taking a big fall on an old U.K. project. His sky hooks rip from the rock. Read about his 180 “extreme rock” sends here.
James Pearson projecting what became Bon Voyage 5.14R – read about the FA here.
Ontario climber Leslie Gale (Timms) takes a big fall on a R-rated route in New River Gorge. Watch her make the send here.