Climbers were on Eau de Lapin or Yew Can Do at the right-hand side of Troller's Gill's main wall. As the climber was ascending or lowering off (I didn't see) there was a reasonably hefty rockfall. How big were these blocks? Hmmmm. Let me see. About as big as my cat. Big enough to kill you given that they came from a reasonable height (8m?) up the crag. The belayer remarked that he'd just been standing in the spot where they fell.
Take care when climbing limestone, especially in spring after the winter's freeze-thaw cycles. Wear a helmet, particularly when belaying.
Sport rock climbing
Falling rock, snow, ice or object
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22 March 2021 at 09:18:41
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