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Date of Incident

02/05/2021

Country

Wales

Incident

While climbing the rote with 2 leaders who were out of practice and one novice our progress was slower than anticipated. It was starting to become a concern that we would not make the decent which we had not done before in daylight. But rather than descend we continued on. while on the last pitch members of our party who had climbed a different route showed up to offer assistance with the decent.

Lessons

Have a timetable in mind, research the decent, always pack head torches, If there is reasonable doubt about completing the climb and having time to descend safely while there is still daylight then it is time to ab off of the route.

Activity

Trad rock climbing

When

Ascending

Injury

No injury

Causes

Darkness

Anonymous?

No

Reported By

Participant

Wearing Helmets?

Yes

Rescue Services Involved?

N/A

Author

Ali Trotter

3 June 2021, 05:52:08

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