Date of Incident

20/11/2018

Country

England

Area

Route

Incident

Practising falling during a ropework course. We were told to push out off the wall before falling but I did this a little too enthusiastically. When my feet met the wall again 3 or 4 metres further down the force was such that I severely bruised both ankles and heals.

Lessons

Don't push off the wall with too much force. Possibly wear thick-soled shoes to absorb some of the impact (I was wearing thin-soled climbing shoes).

Activity

Indoor climbing

When

Injury

Minor injury

Causes

Anonymous?

Yes

Reported By

Participant

Wearing Helmets?

Rescue Services Involved?

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