Date of Incident

01/12/2018

Country

Wales

Area

Route

Incident

The route-setters had not long finished putting up a route on the wall and it had been opened to the public, but one of the very first holds just span after a slight pressure was applied. This resulted in me falling off and slightly sideways, onto my belayer's shoulder and arm. She was in a lot of pain by the next day and she wasn't able to climb for several months until the injury had repaired.

Lessons

I think it's vital that every single hold is tested hard and heavily loaded, before opening it to the public. If I'd fallen on her neck this could have been very serious indeed.

Activity

Indoor climbing

When

Injury

Minor injury

Causes

Hold on climbing wall rotated

Anonymous?

Yes

Reported By

Partner

Wearing Helmets?

Rescue Services Involved?

No rescue services involved

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