Date of Incident
Southern approach rope to the southern head of st bees bouldering area gave way when using it to try and leave the area (we had walked in). Fortunately we were at the bottom of the crag when it failed. There is still a section of the rope for the rest of the cliff in situ - I couldn’t get to it to assess its quality. Worth noting is that there is a second fixed rope about 100m to the north of this for a *much* steeper entrance/exit; the quality of this was not checked.
Test fixed ropes before using them. Replace in situ gear more frequently
Slip, trip or fall, Inadequate equipment, clothing or footwear, Support/approach/permanent rope failed
Rescue Services Involved?
18 August 2023 at 07:11:40
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