Date of Incident

19/06/2020

Country

England

Route

Incident

I was belaying and my partner was leading a VS route. They had placed a tricam as the first gear placement and were doing a tricky move above it at around 10ft height. They fell and decked out as the gear popped out of the crack. Luckily they jumped back onto a soft landing so were unscathed.

Lessons

Be aware that gear can fail at any time. Ensure good placements.
Always wear a helmet- we were wearing helmets and my partner thinks this did protect the back of their head

Activity

Trad rock climbing

When

Ascending

Injury

No injury

Causes

Equipment failure

Anonymous?

Yes

Reported By

Participant

Wearing Helmets?

Yes

Rescue Services Involved?

None

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