Date of Incident

07/01/2017

Country

Scotland

Area

Route

Incident

Climber was working the crux of an indoor route about 15-20m above the ground. Attempted, fell and rested on rope several times. When resting the tight rope to belayer was in contact with a hold on another route. When the climber lowered off rope was found to be severely damaged - sheath and at least 1/3 of the core were gone. Lead falls were being taken onto damaged rope at height. (Note: no memory of exact date but forced to enter something).

Lessons

Rope was only about a month old and in good condition. Problem was either a sharp edge or high friction surface on a hold rubbing against rope when it was tight. Routesetter moved the hold suspected of being involved after incident. Lessons learned: look out for tight rope against possibly high friction surface when resting on indoor route. The climber was much closer to the problem and would have had a better chance of spotting damage to rope than the belayer.

Activity

Indoor climbing

When

Injury

No injury

Causes

Multiple causes

Anonymous?

Yes

Reported By

Participant's Family

Wearing Helmets?

Rescue Services Involved?