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.
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
Trad rock climbing
Serious injury requiring medical treatment
Slip, trip or fall, Route Selection, Equipment failure
Rescue Services Involved?
Walked to car and was driven to A&E;
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