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Five Trad Climbing Whippers – Check Your Pro!

Some rock climbing whippers for your weekend enjoyment

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.

Whipper #1

When you’re on a traversing crack and you whip back into the corner. Be sure your pieces are bomber.

Whipper #2

A splitter crack where the climber finds big air time and ends up next to the belayer.

Whipper #3

Trad climbs can lead to inverted whippers because the gear is often close to your feet, so be sure to constantly be checking and correcting where the rope runs.

Whipper #4

A well executed whipper where the climber and belayer escaped without injury.

Whipper #5

Top trad climber Carlo Denali projecting Magic Line 5.14 before the send. Watch him climb it here.