Watch Five Spring Trad Climbing Whippers
Your weekly dose of edge-of-your-seat whipper action
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. Always wear a helmet!
In this not-so-bad crack fall, the quickdraw below the one that caught the climber gets unclipped.
Will Stanhope is the only climber to free the entire Tom Egan Memorial Route 5.14 in the Bugaboos. This was his first redpoint attempt.
James Pearson is one of the world’s top climbers of R-rated routes, but when you fall on when this happens.
Steph Davis has long been one of America’s top climbers with countless new routes mostly done ground-up. In this clip, she finds a loose rock that she catches – likely saving her belayer who had no helmet.
Fun looking route where the climber gets away with only a few scrapes after this fall.