Leader pulled off a block (no fault) when placing gear, fell onto foot of belayer (me). We finished the route and I hobbled down.
Belay in a sheltered place, consider rock fall on a mountain crag especially when weather has been very dry or post winter
Trad rock climbing
Serious injury requiring medical treatment
Falling rock, snow, ice or object, Hold breaking, Belayed in wrong pace, in fall line
Rescue Services Involved?
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