Date of Incident

06/01/2017

Country

England

Incident

Abbing off lost horizon, I found part way down that I'd put the belay device on my leg loop. Felt a bit unbalanced, but otherwise OK. But I felt very lucky that the leg loop held. I did have a prussik on, which might have held, had the leg loop gone, but I don't really recommend this as a way of descending.

Lessons

No excuse, I normally check ABC Anchor Belay Carabiner as my ab mantra, but still managed this numpty mistake. Not spotted by the people with me either. Let's all check ourselves and our buddies more closely.....

Activity

Trad rock climbing

When

Descending

Injury

None

Causes

Abseil or rappel failure or error

Anonymous?

Yes

Reported By

Participant

Wearing Helmets?

Yes

Rescue Services Involved?