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Date of Incident

01/06/2021

Country

England

Incident

I was below the top out putting my last wire in the flake when the hold broke, stripping 3 nuts and one cam my last piece held but I fell the full length of the crag being saved only by my good belay partners fast reactions.
Note another fall yesterday at witches has resulted in very serious injury involving stripping of gear and holds blowing

Lessons

Avoid witches until it has been cleaned

Activity

Trad rock climbing

When

Ascending

Injury

Minor injury

Causes

Hold breaking, Equipment failure

Anonymous?

No

Reported By

Belay buddy

Wearing Helmets?

Yes

Rescue Services Involved?

Me and my climbing partner are both Mrt and managed to self rescue

Author

Patrick oneill

14 June 2021, 19:22:57

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