Date of Incident

11/07/2018

Country

England

Route

Incident

From base of crag tried to make way up very green gully, as due to wet weather we wanted to get back to car park as soon as possible. Started up what looked like an easy solo, block pulled off wall leading to me falling down onto partner. We rolled down the slope, luckily neither were hurt. Afterwards we used the proper walk off along the bottom of the crag.

Lessons

Don't solo wet, grassy gullies on dolerite crags. Wear helmets. Basic common sense.

Activity

Trad rock climbing

When

Ascending

Injury

No injury

Causes

Navigation Error, Adverse Weather, Hold breaking

Anonymous?

Yes

Reported By

Participant

Wearing Helmets?

No

Rescue Services Involved?

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