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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.

Whipper #1

This climber’s gear rips and they deck. Be sure to have solid gear and directionals close to the ground.

Whipper #2

This could’ve been worse, but the climber still should’ve had a helmet on.

Whipper #3

We’ve all seen epic trad whippers on E-grade climbs.

Whipper #4

Be sure your first few pieces off the belay are bomber and when you weight a piece do it with control

Whipper #5

The belayer had a helmet, but the climber didn’t. Even on redpoint burns, wear a helmet.

Wear a Helmet

There’s no reason to not where a helmet. They’re light, affordable and easy to pack. If you’re new to climbing then please wear a helmet. There have been countless preventable accidents and deaths involving climbers not wearing them when they should’ve been.

For five reasons to wear a helmet visit here.