Date of Incident
Attempting to onsight a route within experience level. Over 5 years of trad experience injury free. Limited experience of climbing at the crag. Placed a cam in very well worn crack before making move. Foot slipped and fell. Cam did not hold. Fell further, hitting ledge below and breaking wrist. Gear that stopped further fall was similar but larger cam in another well worn crack
Be extra cautious of placing cams in well worn placements
Trad rock climbing
Slip, trip or fall, Equipment failure
Rescue Services Involved?
23 September 2020, 07:14:38
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