Weekend Whipper: Cobble Poppin’

One of the advantages of climbing on splitter granite is not having to deal with shenanigans like this…

By ALee Russell | August 3rd, 2018

ALee—a former member of the Rock and Ice team!—sent in this whipper of her friend Nico.

“We’d headed to Utah to check out the pumpy cobbles of the sport climbing conglomerate mecca of Maple Canyon,” she wrote to us. “Nico ended up going the route less traveled and pulled off a pretty massive jug/cobble off of the route Sweet Peas, a 5.12a. The three other climbers before Nico had gone up left, but Nico decided to try the jugs out right.  It turns out that left might be the better way to go if you don’t want to pull off some massive cobbles.”

Check out the end of the vid to see the cobble Nico pulled off. ALee, we’re just going to assume you guys on the ground were wearing helmets—’nuff said.

Happy Friday and climb safe this weekend!


 

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