Failed to clip and fell. Previous clip badly bolted directly under a bulge with slab below. Resulted in a pendulum swing into slab
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
Sport rock climbing
Serious injury requiring medical treatment
Slip, trip or fall, Belaying failure or error
Rescue Services Involved?
kalymnos orthopaedic team
12 May 2019 at 21:09:57
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