Date of Incident

15/09/2019

Country

England

Incident

I was resting on gear on the climb due to it being nasty and polished, there where 3 bits of gear 2 nuts and a cam, all 3 bits failed even though I was only resting and the gear placement especially on the nuts looked very good. I am a resonably experienced climber of 7 years ish. I fell around 4 to 5 meters and hit the floor including a rock possibly, onto my back, I was intially winded, and I was told to stay still, mountain rescue where then called.

Mountain rescue where amazing and carried me off the hill to an ambulance which arrived shortly after, the hospital staff were also incredible. Luckily I had sustained no injuries other then bruised back and whip lash on my neck.

The random climbers in the vacinity where brillaint and put loads of coats on top of me, my climbing budy was also amazing.

Thank you to everyone for their help.

Lessons

I don't know of any lessons to be learnt which does really bother me, as the placements on the 2 nuts looks good, the cam wasn't great. I personally believe the 2 different crack lines I used for both nuts was probably parelle and the nuts just pulled through, I was sitting the for a few minutes before the accident happend.

Activity

Trad rock climbing

When

Ascending

Injury

No injury

Causes

Slip, trip or fall

Anonymous?

No

Reported By

Participant

Wearing Helmets?

Yes

Rescue Services Involved?

Mountain rescue
Ambulance
Northern General hospital (sheffield)