Date of Incident

24/08/2020

Country

England

Route

Incident

A man on the next route over three his rope down whilst I was seconding. As he threw it he shouted rope below, but the rope came down the route I was on, hitting my helmet and a loop landed around my neck. No injuries occurred.

Lessons

Checking below and to the sides before throwing a rope, and maybe being prepared to carry a rope down at a busier crag. I was also very glad to be wearing a helmet.

Activity

Trad rock climbing

When

Ascending

Injury

No injury

Causes

Falling rock, snow, ice or object

Anonymous?

Yes

Reported By

Participant

Wearing Helmets?

Yes

Rescue Services Involved?

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