Charleston VS climb, climber placed 4 pieces of protection, had nearly finished crux when foot slipped, 3 of the 4 pieces popped out as climber fell approx 20 feet, landed on the ground on his side, remained conscious & cogent, climber felt pain & bruising on lower side of back & wrist, reported to A&E & given all clear after x-rays & CT scan
Better placing of protection, pieces were placed too close to the edge of the cracks & a popped cam was in a flared crack
Trad rock climbing
Slip, trip or fall
Rescue Services Involved?
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