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Date of Incident

06/08/2021

Country

England

Incident

My partner reported (with video evidence if needed) that one of the anchor points (p- bolt/hanger) was very loose and infact the nut was almost completely undone. Partner did the nut up as tight as he could by hand and used another anchor point.

Lessons

Nut needs to be tightened to ensure that it doesn't come off during a climb causing injury

Activity

Sport rock climbing

When

Setting up top rope anchor

Injury

No injury

Causes

Equipment failure, Anchor point potential failure

Anonymous?

Yes

Reported By

Participant's Family

Wearing Helmets?

No

Rescue Services Involved?

None

Author

7 August 2021, 06:45:42

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