/ Rock fall at Ilkley
I was the guy belaying the guy that got stuck......
DONT climb this route, the block is very loose and very big! During the rescue the Fire crew pushed some wedges in to keep the block propped up whilst my mate pulled his arm out. The wedges are about the only thing that's keeping the block in and even so its still unstable. If someone were to pull on it the whole thing would come down and they wouldn't be as lucky as my mate was.
I can only hope you made lots of inappropriate 127 hour jokes.
Amazing to come out completely unscathed, sounds like he's lucky he still has the hand.
The offending Block has now been removed and the route cleaned up. The moves across the traverse are still the same and the climb is as good as it ever was.
Excellent Dave, thanks for getting this dealt with. Can you update the Yorkshire Area Facebook page as well please.
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