Date of Incident

30/08/2018

Country

England

Route

Incident

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.

Lessons

the participant was inexperienced and probably not ready for climbing on real rock outdoors.

Activity

Sport rock climbing

When

Ascending

Injury

Serious injury requiring medical treatment

Causes

the participant got scared on the wall and eventually fell

Anonymous?

Yes

Reported By

Partner

Wearing Helmets?

Yes

Rescue Services Involved?

mountain rescue, ambulance, air ambulance

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