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A man on the next route over three his rope down whilst I was seconding. As he threw it he shouted rope below, but the rope came down the route I was on, hitting my helmet and a loop landed around my neck. No injuries occurred.
Black Hawk Traverse Left
One person set up the almost vertical route of back hawk traverse left. Before they had got half way another leader decided to climb up the direct route that goes through it. When the second leader got to the point of crossing the traverse route they moved the first climber's rope out of the way.
It was a relative warm morning in Aug when i started to climb a route that i had done 3 times previously, I placed the 1st gear on the right rope and got on ledge, the 2nd piece wasn't that good but i knew there was a bomber cam just above on the next ledge but couldn't reach it from where i was. i stood up onto a sloping ramp with right foot which bought the ledge to about waist height, I placed the cam and was about to clip the rope when foot slipped off the ramp. my left hand couldn't help me as it was neither high or low enough to stop fall. as i went passed the 2nd piece it popped, then i hit ledge which pushed me outwards. there being too much rope out for the 1st piece to have an effect. i hit the ground on my left arm just before head hit protruding boulder. Resulting in broken arm and elbow joint. The helmet buckled and broke my glasses but i didn't have a head injury other than a couple black eyes. MR was called and there just happened to be an Air Ambulance on a training mission in the area. they gave me some pain killers and off to hospital i went. I can't express my thanks enough for these guys. 6 weeks later i climbed again, it did hurt so took another 6 weeks off before starting again.
On an unusually mild day of in early November a group of three climbers turned up next to us and began setting up to climb a classic route. We got on well and I chatted to them as my partner climbed. Their leader was strong and talented but appeared not to have much trad experience- he placed little pro and when he did his mates had to yell up to him to let him know how to correct the glaring mistakes he was making. We all found this very funny and his partners joked that "he hates gear!". He finished the route with ease but I expressed my surprise to them that they weren't supervising him as he built the belay. Shortly afterwards, when the second climber was halfway up the pitch there was shouting from the crag top- I didn’t see the belay myself but it was apparently so inadequate that a passing climber had warned him of potential disaster and was helping to correct it. This changed the mood somewhat.
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