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Watch Five Spring Trad Climbing Whippers

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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 trad climbing whippers, be sure to follow Whipper for more. Always wear a helmet!

Whipper #1

In this not-so-bad crack fall, the quickdraw below the one that caught the climber gets unclipped.

Whipper #2

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.

Whipper #3

James Pearson is one of the world’s top climbers of R-rated routes, but when you fall on when this happens.

Whipper #4

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.

Whipper #5

Fun looking route where the climber gets away with only a few scrapes after this fall.