Date of Incident

20/09/2020

Country

England

Route

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

Lessons

Be extra cautious of placing cams in well worn placements

Activity

Trad rock climbing

When

Ascending

Injury

Minor injury

Causes

Slip, trip or fall, Equipment failure

Anonymous?

Yes

Reported By

Participant

Wearing Helmets?

Yes

Rescue Services Involved?

None involved.

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