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Weekend Whipper: Near Groundfall at Stanage North, U.K.
Weekend Whipper: Near Groundfall at Stanage North, U.K.
 
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Michaela Kiersch & The Golden Ticket (5.14c)

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TNB: The Only Blasphemy
John Bachar laces up his boots and cinches the sling on his chalk bag. “Ready?” Only then do I realize he means to climb all two thousand feet solo, without a rope. To save face, I agree, thinking: Well, if he suggests something too crazy, I’ll just draw the line. I was the first to start soloing out at Josh anyhow.
Generational Shift
Summer 2003: I should have enjoyed the waves of golden knobs, the cold thin air of the Sierra, and the 500 feet of granite swimming below me, but I couldn't.
TNB: Tony Scott, Climber, Movie Maker, Lived and Died Large
It is not every day that someone’s “person” contacts me, and when a voice on the phone asked if I could take a call from Tony Scott, I at first did not know who he was. A director, she said. His films included Top Gun, The Crimson Tide and others. “He’s pretty famous,” she added, and trust me that she was being helpful and not snide.
TNB: Chris Sharma and The Art of Jeep Maintenance
The scorched desert expanse surrounding Las Vegas smears together into one terrible brown color as Chris Sharma, Dalia Ojeda, Miguel and I whiz along at 90 miles per hour in an old Jeep Grand Cherokee. The American West, this celebrated frontier, as tame as it has become with commercialism and super highways, is still the last good place I know of for real adventure.
Bubble, Bubble
When I was living in New England and, as a mountaineer, was greener than the hills of Vermont, I asked a British climber what he ate at high altitude. The Brit, who had climbed in the Alps, Andes and Himalaya, said, Don't worry, lad, if you go hungry it's good for the soul.

Weekend Whipper Video Gallery

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Weekend Whipper: 60-Footer on Castleton Tower (Trad Fall)
Weekend Whipper: 60-Footer on Castleton Tower (Trad Fall)
Weekend Whipper: Near Groundfall at Stanage North, U.K.
Weekend Whipper: Near Groundfall at Stanage North, U.K.
Weekend Whipper: The Long Dong Bites Back
Weekend Whipper: The Long Dong Bites Back
Weekend Whipper: “You Going Up, or Coming Down?"
Weekend Whipper: “You Going Up, or Coming Down?"
Weekend Whipper: Fingers in a Lightsocket (5.11+), Indian Creek
Weekend Whipper: Fingers in a Lightsocket (5.11+), Indian Creek
Weekend Whipper: Michele Caminati's Rope-Cutting Ground Fall
Weekend Whipper: Michele Caminati's Rope-Cutting Ground Fall
Weekend Whipper: One Foot From the Deck
Weekend Whipper: One Foot From the Deck
Weekend Whipper: The Evictor (Trad Fall), Eldorado Canyon
Weekend Whipper: The Evictor (Trad Fall), Eldorado Canyon
Weekend Whipper: Close Call in the Sex Cave
Weekend Whipper: Close Call in the Sex Cave
Weekend Whipper: Grasping at Grass - 40 Foot Ground Fall
Weekend Whipper: Grasping at Grass - 40 Foot Ground Fall
Weekend Whipper: Should Have Stick-Clipped
Weekend Whipper: Should Have Stick-Clipped
Weekend Whipper: Trad Dyno Attempt at Fair Head, Northern Ireland
Weekend Whipper: Trad Dyno Attempt at Fair Head, Northern Ireland
Weekend Whipper: The Chameleon (5.12b PG13) Bites Back, J-Tree
Weekend Whipper: The Chameleon (5.12b PG13) Bites Back, J-Tree

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