Date of Incident

20/04/2018

Country

Kalymnos

Route

Incident

Failed to clip and fell. Previous clip badly bolted directly under a bulge with slab below. Resulted in a pendulum swing into slab

Lessons

1) I did not commit to the move
2) I had not assessed the consequence of failing to make the move
3) The belayer failed to give a soft catch
4) I had not assessed the move and considered alternative options before trying it i.e. using a 'cheat stick', doing it on top rope, looking at hand and foot placements before trying it

Basically we were still novice and failed to understand how to approach such situations

Activity

Sport rock climbing

When

Ascending

Injury

Serious injury requiring medical treatment

Causes

Slip, trip or fall, Belaying failure or error

Anonymous?

No

Reported By

Partner

Wearing Helmets?

Yes

Rescue Services Involved?

kalymnos orthopaedic team