Loading...

Date of Incident

11/04/2021

Country

England

Route

Incident

Climber accidentally untied from the rock completely whilst attempting a rethread. I saw from the ground, was able to dash up to the top and supervise her rethreading properly. She had a cow’s tail, but had untied it and was just holding the chains. I first made her tie back in, and then complete the rethread.

Lessons

Skill fade is real. We have been away from climbing for a long time. Make sure you know what you are doing before trying something as consequential as a rethread.

Activity

Sport rock climbing

When

Rethreading

Injury

No injury

Causes

Rethread error

Anonymous?

No

Reported By

Observer

Wearing Helmets?

Yes

Rescue Services Involved?

Na

Author

Edmund Hastings

16 April 2021, 12:44:25

For more advice and guidance on good practices visit BMC skills

All reports are self-submitted and have not been edited by the BMC in any way, so please keep an open mind regarding the lessons and causes of each incident or near-miss.