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Mar 6, 2012
mucci wrote:
When you hear the wind.

When "whipper" comes to my mind, I imagine the sound of a whip, the sound the rope makes in a big fall.

iClimb5fun wrote:
Thanks for the laughs guys!! Good stuff. As far as the term "whipper" goes, the climbing community here uses it as another word for fall.

For us it means "big fall"
As a linguist I would think "whipper" may have different lengths depending on geographic region.
As a climber, I generally think if you skip a bolt or two, or have a long "no-pro" runout and fall...
From Iowa
Joined Mar 6, 2008
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Mar 7, 2012
Buff Johnson wrote:
It's gotta be a bonafide 12.234 feet, you can't just go 2 feet above your pro and have the belayer zing out the gri just to make it look good on camera.

I think I have done this bouldering, but It was a groundfall
ian watson
From Albuquerque, NM
Joined Apr 27, 2010
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Mar 8, 2012
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Maybe a whipper is a fall that you remember?
I still remember the first time I jumped on purpose from the anchors, even though it wasn't that far (~10 feet). Psychologically it was really hard for me to jump.

Over time our definition of "whipper" changes - I'll take numerous 30-footers while working a sport route, and none will be memorable. However I recently took a 30-footer on a microcam (I'm not a trad climber), and man do I remember that. I was pinkpointing and telling myself "these pieces are bomber, I'm clipping bolts, they're bolts" and then when I fell I realized "oh shit I'm in the air and that is most certainly not a bolt."
Rajiv Ayyangar
From Portland, ME
Joined Jun 22, 2010
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Mar 8, 2012
If you take a trip to the ER after your fall, chances are it was a whipper. Avi Katz
Joined Sep 8, 2010
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Mar 8, 2012
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Those are called diggers Buff Johnson
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Mar 20, 2012
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Joe Huggins wrote:
A Screamer is when you have time to say "Oh Shit!"

A double-screamer is when you scream, run out of air, realize you are still falling, taking in air and scream again.
Eric D
From Gnarnia
Joined Nov 29, 2006
242 points
Mar 24, 2012
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From Arcata,CA
Joined May 11, 2009
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Mar 25, 2012
dorseyec wrote:
You don't have to jump up, just give with the fall a little bit. Even when I am standing on level ground I rarely will "jump". I think you two need to get some instruction or yer gonna die, you sound like you could use it.

Are you a dick all the time or just when your hiding behind the the vast expanse of the Internet, I have seen more of your quotes on here in the last few weeks get removed due to the #1 guideline of don't be a jerk than anyone else. You sound like you could use some instruction in attitude ajustment.

And to answere the question the pitch of my voice has to change drastically for it to be considered a whipper. It jumps into the mega-whipper range if I have to change my pants afterward
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Mar 25, 2012
When you have time enough to think "Why is the rock moving up so quickly?" matt davies
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