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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 big climbing whippers, be sure to follow Whipper for more.

Whipper #1

Ethan Pringle tries to repeat a one of the newest 5.15s in America with Empath, but takes a whipper into a tree branch instead. Check out the injuries below.

Whipper #2

Santi Jiménez takes a fun little whipper where his belayer did everything right. It’s advisable for belayers to also where helmets in case there’s a collision with the lead climber.

Whipper #3

A climber goes for a victory whip after climbing a 5.13- at Hood River, but still gets the rope caught behind their leg.

Whipper #4

Climber takes a sport climbing lead fall where everything goes to plan, except they should’ve been wearing a helmet.

Whipper #5

Mallorie Estenson takes a trad climbing whipper. It sounds like her partner might’ve added some pressure for this lead. Don’t ever lead any pitches that you’re not comfortable with, or that you’re being pressured into leading.

Whipper #6

Big fall in Boulder Canyon. “Luckily I was wearing a helmet.”