Date of Incident

13/11/2019

Country

Wales

Area

Route

Incident

Tell the story of the incident giving as much detail as possible. Please be specific and include events that led to the incident, such as the group's familiarity with area, skill level, objectives, route, hazard evaluation, weather, etc.
Whilst lead climbing indoors I decided to take some practice falls. Unfortunately due to not really thinking this through and it being a spur of the moment idea I did this on a climb when a slab half way up. I fell multiple times without issue until I landed awkwardly on the slab. My ankle turned as I hit the wall.

I immediately stopped climbing, iced and elevated it. I thought it badly sprained and got a lift home from a friend.

Several days later I visited hospital where I was told that I had broken my medial malleous. I'm currently in a cast with instructions to not weight bear on my leg.

Lessons

Don't fall on slabs indoors. I'd presumed i would not get injured climbing indoors, this was wrong.

Activity

Indoor climbing

When

Injury

Serious injury requiring medical treatment

Causes

Bad decision

Anonymous?

No

Reported By

Participant

Wearing Helmets?

Rescue Services Involved?