as the participant was climbing up, they got scared around the 2nd clip and froze. they ended up slipping and fell, as they fell the rope got caught round their ankle and as the belayer caught them, the rope went tight around the ankle causing a serious break.
the participant was inexperienced and probably not ready for climbing on real rock outdoors.
Sport rock climbing
Serious injury requiring medical treatment
the participant got scared on the wall and eventually fell
Rescue Services Involved?
mountain rescue, ambulance, air ambulance
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