Date of Incident

24/03/2019

Country

England

Incident

Gear (two cams) was placed in poor quality rock and ripped out during the fall. One cam was not placed well. The lead climber had not climbed at this crag before and had not climbed on gritstone in about a year.

Lessons

The main lessons are two: how to identify poor quality gritstone and improved knowledge of bomber cam placements.

Activity

Trad rock climbing

When

Ascending

Injury

Serious injury requiring medical treatment, Minor injury

Causes

Slip, trip or fall

Anonymous?

Yes

Reported By

Participant

Wearing Helmets?

Yes

Rescue Services Involved?

None

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