Date of Incident
People sitting on a ledge at the base of the cliff, which is underneath an overhang so partially covered. Climber was climbing directly above on a well-travelled climb, and dislodged a decent chunk of rock that fell down. It landed between the legs of someone sitting directly underneath the climber, who was not wearing a helmet. The rock that dislodged had shown signs of polished and had clearly been there a while.
Don't sit underneath climbers, regardless of any natural protection that the cliff may give. Wear a helmet when going underneath climbers. Don't take polished/well travelled routes for granted and understand that rocks can still come down.
Sport rock climbing
Falling rock, snow, ice or object
Rescue Services Involved?
8 June 2023 at 12:02:04
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