Date of Incident

06/10/2018

Country

England

Route

Incident

Leader pulled off a block (no fault) when placing gear, fell onto foot of belayer (me). We finished the route and I hobbled down.

Lessons

Belay in a sheltered place, consider rock fall on a mountain crag especially when weather has been very dry or post winter

Activity

Trad rock climbing

When

Ascending

Injury

Serious injury requiring medical treatment

Causes

Falling rock, snow, ice or object, Hold breaking, Belayed in wrong pace, in fall line

Anonymous?

No

Reported By

Participant

Wearing Helmets?

Yes

Rescue Services Involved?

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