Date of Incident

20/04/2019

Country

Ireland

Incident

1st trip off the year to Dalkey and in good conditions. Attempted to onsight a route at the top end of my lead range. Got to crux but felt insecure and stuggling to place gear. Decided to backclimb to a better stance but fell and my cam pulled out resulting in a ground fall.

Lessons

Was over ambitious in route choice. Over confident at the start and ran gear out so only 1 cam placed in 1st 3m. Should have chosen route more sensibly and placed more pro in initial section. that might have kept me calmer at the crux

Activity

Trad rock climbing

When

Ascending

Injury

Serious injury requiring medical treatment

Causes

Slip, trip or fall, Route Selection, Equipment failure

Anonymous?

Yes

Reported By

Participant

Wearing Helmets?

Yes

Rescue Services Involved?

Walked to car and was driven to A&E;