Weekend Whipper: Taking a Long Rip on “Spliff” (5.13c)
Hits Spliff (5.13c), breaks arm. Stay away from drugs kids.By Rock and Ice | September 21st, 2018
Turns out your mom had a point when she told you to stay away from drugs.
Evan Wisheropp took a massive rip on Spliff (5.13c) in Northern California. The climb features a massive dyno mid-route.
“The catch always involves a swing, but I swung too hard and peeled off, resulting in a nose-dive digger and a much more forceful pendulum than normal,” Wisheropp told Rock and Ice via email.
Wisheropp took a big hit—he broke his arm and split his head. He pointed out that he did have a helmet… it was just on the ground. Tsk Tsk. Seems like a safety meeting is in order so we get best practices sorted out…
We wish Wisheropp a swift recovery and hope to see him out again soon getting high on Spliff. Hang in there, bud.
Happy Friday and climb safe this weekend!