Date of Incident

28/11/2020

Country

England

Area

Route

Incident

Very wet and misty day with polished granite so poor combination from the start. Made the first couple of moves and then place a small nut that appeared good. Moving up and left of the gear placement on smeary foot holds both feed let go and slid down the rock. Belayer took and the the climber landed on the gear which popped out of the placement. Climber then fell to the ground, partly spotted by belayer, landing awkwardly on left leg.

Lessons

Polished limestone needs treating with caution in the rain and need to ensure gear us bomber.

Activity

Trad rock climbing

When

Ascending

Injury

Minor injury

Causes

Slip, trip or fall

Anonymous?

Yes

Reported By

Participant

Wearing Helmets?

Yes

Rescue Services Involved?

N/A

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