/ Shorn Cliff, Wye valley accident yesterday (Sunday)
The link Simon C provided is about the same event.
I was there and saw a bit of the fall as I was at the top of a route very near by.
It seems as though the climber hadn't placed the gear well (he acknowledged this) and didn't have a large enough hex to place either, tried down climbing a tricky part of the route & then slipped, gear popped and he decked. Surprisingly considering what he landed on he was in better shape than I'd have thought, still very bad though and luckily there was a lot of climbers around helping the emergency services to get him out on the track to be driven away.
I think I remember the belayer saying that the rope went tight just as he hit the ground so maybe that saved a bit of the impact, not sure if he actually said that though or if it was someone else.
Really hope the guy is going to be alright.
Hope he is OK. Good effort everyone from the sounds of it, I was thinking only the other day about how challenging it would be to get a casualty down to the Forestry Track.
Although inappropriate at this moment, at a later date I think the full details of this incident could and should be discussed with a view to learning lessons from it. Let's hope he's okay.
Encouraging to see so many climbers helping out in what was an awkward rescue.
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