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Weekend Whipper: Climbing Editor Eats It When Hold Snaps

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This week’s whipper comes to you from one of Climbing’s own, Digital Editor Steve Potter.

Potter was working The Geisha (V9/10); a fifteen-foot sandstone boulder with a vicious first move and sustained upper section. Potter practiced the top several times and decided he would climb the problem from one move in before moving on to something else. “It’s so easy,” he says in the clip.

“Then I broke the jug you dyno to at basically the worst possible moment,” he says.

Potter’s smooth dynamisim is no match for the weak rock, and the jug he so effortlessly latches breaks off in his hand. The fall looks ugly but Potter assures us he was alright.

His lesson learned? “Don’t disrespect a climb by calling it easy while you’re still climbing on it,” he says.

Happy Friday, and be safe out there this weekend.

Readers, please send your whipper videos, information, and any lessons learned to Anthony Walsh, awalsh@outsideinc.com.

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