Relatively inexperienced climber tried to lead-climb a route at the top of their ability, placed a single piece of protection then became overcome by fear at approx 10ft, before they were able to put in a 2nd piece of protection, leading to ground fall, the climber seemed uninjured and insisted on trying the route a second time against the advice of their climbing partners, exactly the same situation occurred where the climber started visibly shaking at around 10ft, fell again this time resulting in a fractured ankle
Know your ability and climb within it, listen to your climbing partners, dont allow someone to climb if you have a serious doubt about them being in the correct frame of mind
Trad rock climbing
Serious injury requiring medical treatment
Slip, trip or fall
Rescue Services Involved?
14 May 2020, 14:55:15
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