Date of Incident

23/09/2018

Country

Wales

Incident

We were standing close to the start of the route, as another party topped out. There was a shout from above and a toaster sized lump landed a few feet away from my partner. Wearing a helmet would have made zero difference if it had hit.

Lessons

Very simple - stand away from the base of the route, especially when someone is climbing above. We all know to do this, but often don't.

Activity

Trad rock climbing

When

Standing at the bottom gearing up

Injury

No injury

Causes

Falling rock, snow, ice or object

Anonymous?

No

Reported By

Participant

Wearing Helmets?

Yes

Rescue Services Involved?

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