Date of Incident

27/04/2019

Country

England

Incident

One person set up the almost vertical route of back hawk traverse left. Before they had got half way another leader decided to climb up the direct route that goes through it. When the second leader got to the point of crossing the traverse route they moved the first climber's rope out of the way.

Lessons

There was no accident as neither climber fell. This had the potential to have caused 2 climbers to fall.

It was rude not to have communicated intent and not get consent of the first climber.

Activity

Trad rock climbing

When

Ascending

Injury

No injury

Causes

Another climber climbed over the rope of a leader.

Anonymous?

No

Reported By

Observer

Wearing Helmets?

Yes

Rescue Services Involved?

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