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Date of Incident

20/03/2021

Country

England

Incident

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.

Lessons

Take care when climbing limestone, especially in spring after the winter's freeze-thaw cycles. Wear a helmet, particularly when belaying.

Activity

Sport rock climbing

When

Ascending

Injury

No injury

Causes

Falling rock, snow, ice or object

Anonymous?

Yes

Reported By

Observer

Wearing Helmets?

No

Rescue Services Involved?

None

Author

22 March 2021, 09:18:41

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