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Date of Incident

25/11/2022

Country

Scotland

Route

Incident

After a session of skills practice (escaping the sytem), I was tidying up the back up rope we used, secured to the masterpoint by a lanyard. As I was unclipping the screwgates we used to secure the back up line, I unclipped my lanyard, leaving me unsecured above a 20m drop. I did not realise this until I went to lean back, luckily, before I leant back, I checked where my lanyard was, only to see it dangling by my feet. I swifty made myself safe again.

Lessons

-Stay alert and double check any system before comitting to it.
-Be certain what any krab does before unclipping it.
-Use a bright/distinct krab for your lanyard.

Activity

Trad rock climbing

When

Tidying up after a climbing session

Injury

No injury

Causes

User Error

Anonymous?

Yes

Reported By

Participant

Wearing Helmets?

Yes

Rescue Services Involved?

Author

26 November 2022 at 08:41:09

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All reports are self-submitted and have not been edited by the BMC in any way, so please keep an open mind regarding the lessons and causes of each incident or near-miss. 

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