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Date of Incident

23/02/2024

Country

Wales

Area

Climbing Wall

Route

Incident

While indoor lead climbing I went to lower the climber and the handle of my Beal Birdie belay device snapped. The cam system kept the climber safe but anther climber had to enter the system to get the climber down

Lessons

Recall and safety check on belay device

Activity

Indoor climbing

When

Injury

No injury

Causes

Equipment failure

Anonymous?

No

Reported By

Participant

Wearing Helmets?

Rescue Services Involved?

None

Attached at pictures of the failed belay device
Attached at pictures of the failed belay device
Attached at pictures of the failed belay device

Author

Ian Moss

25 February 2024 at 12:12:59

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