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Climber was abseiling to the ledge at the base of subluminal on a doubled up rope. No knots were tied in the end of the rope and when the climber reached the ledge they leaned back on the ab rope to inspect the cliff. The rope was too short and one end slipped went through the belay plate resulting in the climber falling off the edge of the ledge and falling ~30ft down a narrow gulley in to the sea. Fortunately the climber avoided hitting anything during the fall and was uninjured , they managed to swim over to a safe exit from the water.
The party consisted of an experienced climber and several younger novices. The more experienced climber rigged an abseil to access the platform at the base of the crag, but the abseil ended up in slightly the wrong place. The abseil was rigged as an anchor point and then a rope was doubled up through the anchor point to allow retrieval of the rope after abseiling. The experienced climber abseiled down first, and upon realising the line of the abseil was incorrect started swinging to access the platform. Knots had not been tied in the end of the abseil rope, and the sides of the rope were of unequal length. While swinging across one end of the rope went through the abseilers belay plate and they fell down a gully in to the sea, luckily avoiding several rocks.
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