Barbara "Babsi" Zangerl and Jacopo Larcher are one of climbing's most dominant trad-climbing couples. They have sent up to 5.14 together, alongside several free routes on El Capitan. Last year, they travelled to Annot, France, to explore one of the country's hardest trad lines: Le Voyage (E10/5.14 R), and to document their process.
This Weekend Whipper is a reminder that even the pros take awkward, cringe-worthy tumbles. And, sometimes, their fellow-pro spotter gets squashed.
This Weekend Whipper is lucky he didn't break any fingers—or impale his hand.
There are two miracles in this week's whipper: 1) He survived. 2) He caught the fall on video.
James Pearson couldn't be bothered to clip the bolt at his waist, and he logged some serious air miles while climbing above 13,000 feet.
Kai Lightner's foundation, Climbing for Change, partnered with Kevin Jorgeson and 1Climb to build a climbing wall in College Park, Georgia.
This Weekend Whipper isn't gory or violent, rather it's a reminder that lead falls can be simply awkward, graceless moments.
Hard climbing, spread-out bolts, a botched clip... all the fixings for a classic whipper.
Three adventurers attempt to kite ski across Antarctica to make a first ascent on one of the most remote 2000m peaks in the world.