Date of Incident

01/01/2016

Country

England

Incident

Group climbing at a very familiar crag, i(A) arrived and a top rope was set (by B) on a medium grade route (hvs /e1) several people had tried the route (C, D, E) and struggled to complete the crux moves, i was invited and had several attempts (x4?), unable to complete i was lowered off by my belayer (c) on lowering we looked up to find the ropes whole sheath worn thro and a large (3m?) part of white core showing, continued lowering me to floor, rope discontinued use.

Lessons

Set up must have been insufficient. Learning for next time: its worth considering other peoples set ups and checking these personally where possible, especially if person's tech / rope skills arent particularly wellknown to yourself.

Activity

Trad rock climbing

When

Injury

None

Causes

Anchor failure or error

Anonymous?

Yes

Reported By

Participant

Wearing Helmets?

Yes

Rescue Services Involved?

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