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k-man

Gym climber
SCruz
Topic Author's Original Post - Jan 7, 2006 - 07:24pm PT
Not that I've taken the award winning flight, but I'm hoping to
provide some inspriation to the crowd.





Not much of a story here, my hook blew a hold while drilling
on a project. I flew a modest 15-20'. Notice my beautiful,
loved friend Jaime who shares the picture (no, not the dude in white...).

So share 'em if you got 'em -- what's the best whipper you took
in '05?

lucho

Gym climber
San Franpsycho
Jan 7, 2006 - 07:32pm PT
where is that Pinnacles?

Oh and where did you get that dancing baby footage from in the other post? I remember when that came out in Ally Mcbeel and the dudes I was interning with at this special fx place were way into that dancing baby. They even made some of their own dancing babies using 3d studio max - http://www.dph.com/projects/Misc/Big_Babies.avi
WBraun

climber
Jan 7, 2006 - 07:40pm PT
Not to knock your project or anything man, but that sure is ugly looking rock. Looks like solidified mud and pebbles.
bulgingpuke

Trad climber
cayucos california
Jan 7, 2006 - 07:52pm PT
And I dont want to sound like a SuperDick but Kate easily takes the prize for whipper of the year.
k-man

Gym climber
SCruz
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 7, 2006 - 07:54pm PT
Hahahaha, hey that happens to be the best rock in the Monument!
And no, it's *left* of POS...

Not everybody can be spoiled by the hardened granite of the High Sierra. Sometimes you gotta take what you can get.

But what the heck, many a YoHardman [well, a few at least] have cut their A4 teeth on that choss.

(Still laughing....)


PS: Since Kate has honors, let's hear about the runner up!

bulgingpuke

Trad climber
cayucos california
Jan 7, 2006 - 08:00pm PT
Does anyone agree that popping on aid is wayyy trippier than free?
happiegrrrl

Trad climber
New York, NY
Jan 7, 2006 - 08:00pm PT
Well....I think I might qualify for the wimpiest whipper of the year.....

Let's see. I have how many pieces of gear, two of which are nuts set through tunnels and the last piece at my chest, in the space the photo frame.... To be fair, it was like my 4th lead, and it was leading at my following limit, but I fell so many times off that stupid crux.
maculated

Trad climber
San Luis Obispo, CA
Jan 7, 2006 - 08:45pm PT
K-Man, is that over on the rock formations across from the Sisters? When I was doing my Epic Ascent of the Sisters in a Day, I noticed some guys go over there and I could hear them talking, but they never showed up on the established routes there.

Hehehehe . . . I made a guy whip on his first lead ever. Accidentally. I figured he could do 5.8 with no probs, but he whipped at the very top and he was a big guy, I got a ride. Kudos to him, though . . . he finished the route after a long break.

And Ty, I'll agree with you that popping on aid is more trippy. One minute you're standing, the next you're not . . . :)
pud

climber
Sportbikeville
Jan 7, 2006 - 08:57pm PT
Devil's Punchbowl, no?
dirtineye

Trad climber
the south
Jan 7, 2006 - 10:00pm PT
radical, that climb she is falling on is so protected there, you'd need dynamite to blow that top piece, and there are still two strong ones right under it. that is southern sandstone, hard as nails. The piece is in a tunnel.
She claims that's her following limit, 5.7 (real 5.7) but that's BS. IF happiegrrrl could just ditch her wimpiegrrrl persona she could probably lead at least a few 5.9s, if they were g rated, and absolutely follow some 5.9.

Terrie, I bet you could leadt pitch 2 of that thing in the BSF.
locker

Trad climber
Joshua Tree Ca
Jan 7, 2006 - 10:33pm PT
WB wrote..."that sure is ugly looking rock. Looks like solidified mud and pebbles."... It does look pretty ugly... NOt my cup of tea that is for sure... but if was all there was???... I think I'd give it a go...


I agree with Dirtineye that Terrie could lead much harder... Give her time and I am sure she will.,.. Head games are hard to beat...

edited in later...


forgot to ad my little story...


does decking from fifteen feet count as a whipper??? LOL!!!.. My knees buckled right at the perfect moment... on impact!!!
dirtineye

Trad climber
the south
Jan 8, 2006 - 12:30am PT
Locker, no decking is not whipping. Decking is decking, and if you walk away unscathed, well, you're damned lucky haha. I know I was.
Jaybro

Social climber
The West
Jan 8, 2006 - 01:06am PT
My idea of a true whipper is that you have to fall long enough that the rope stretches, then dynamically contracts to it's normal length, thus 'whipping' the climber back up on the rebound.
Like when my feet once brushed the ground but when it was all over I was slightly off the deck.


locker

Trad climber
Joshua Tree Ca
Jan 8, 2006 - 03:08am PT
My best true whipper, was when doing a pretty stiff roof move. A 5.10something or other that I had sort of run out and I was pulling the crux roof making my usual amounts of excessive grunts, groans and yelling and talking and singing all at the same time it seemed, (If you have ever climbed with or near me you would know I have not exagerated much concerning my noise making) and while making the move this german dude yells to me "Can you be quite!!!"... I snapped back with a "F*#k you there are......." and off I came taking about a thirty foot whipper...the two germans were getting ready to set up a TR... After finishing the climb and lowering, I told them to never again if they see me say a f*#king thing to me when I am on lead and that there are at least 7,000 other climbs nearby that they could have chosen etc...within minutes they were on the trail heading to some of those 7,000 other routes... I have been very lucky to not have taken any what I would consider "Big Falls"... I have been racked up a bit falling breaking my foot and cuts and scrapes... But so far, that's it. Hopefully there will be no more... DREAM ON!!!...

climberweenie

Trad climber
San Jose, CA
Jan 10, 2006 - 03:04am PT
no whippers this year, but did 25 foot slab fall twice near the start of Crest Jewel. I led everything that day and the early falls made me hug bolts the rest of the way up.
ricardo

Gym climber
San Francisco, CA
Jan 10, 2006 - 04:58pm PT
nothing major to report .. took 4 falls in 2005 ..

1 - 6 feet to the deck in yos,valley (sad and depressing)
2 - 4 foot to a good piece on Central Pillar of Frenzy (pitch 2)
3 - static daisy fall on Wet Denim Daydream ..
3 - 10'+ on the 1st pitch of south seas ..

and yes .. AID falls are scarier.
handsome B

Gym climber
Saskatoon, Saskatchawan
Jan 10, 2006 - 05:22pm PT
handsome B

Gym climber
Saskatoon, Saskatchawan
Jan 10, 2006 - 05:23pm PT
handsome B

Gym climber
Saskatoon, Saskatchawan
Jan 10, 2006 - 05:24pm PT
handsome B

Gym climber
Saskatoon, Saskatchawan
Jan 10, 2006 - 05:25pm PT
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