Went off route on P4. Trying to traverse back onto route I pulled on a hold which broke and I fell onto gear (which held). Lowered to ledge. Felt very unwell, had been an unexpected fall and was 30C. I was shaking and had a headache/felt dizzy/vision was blurry. Rang Mountain Rescue as felt unable to continue/abseil. Winched from ledge. Have whiplash.
In hindsight I should have lowered when I realised I was off route rather than traversing. I ended up on quite dodgy ground and made a poor decision. I should place gear even on easy ground but my gear did do its job and held. Be careful in heat.
Trad rock climbing
Rescue Services Involved?
Mountain Rescue, Coastguard
28 August 2019 at 07:05:17
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