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Date of Incident

13/06/2021

Country

Scotland

Route

New route being put up

Incident

Climbing the top pitch of a new route, a handhold broke off half way through a move causing me to fall. Gear is sparse so I decked out from about 7 metres landing on my arms and knees. A low cam prevented skidding of a terrace. The route had been extensively cleaned beforehand but rock is very loose.

Lessons

Clearly needs further cleaning and perhaps more levering out of loose blocks. When I go back to the route, will reach up with right not left hand.

Activity

Trad rock climbing

When

Ascending

Injury

Minor injury

Causes

Hold breaking

Anonymous?

Yes

Reported By

Participant

Wearing Helmets?

Yes

Rescue Services Involved?

Nono

Author

14 June 2021, 08:54:00

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