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Topic - Indoor wall Injury

dapperdan - on 22 Dec 2013
Im writing this post to highlight my concern about lack of training of staff at indoor walls / sportcentres.

Today I fell off a boulder problem and broke my ankle at a local wall. Everybody I dealt with immediatly after was shockingly incompetant to be frank.

I was asked to wait for first aid (shouldnt wall operators / instructors be first aid trained?), wich culminated in a bag of water (not ice) being pressed on the ankle, after wich i was asked to fill in a form...give me a break im in considerable pain!?

As there was no wheelchair or way of getting me out to my freinds car, i hopped my way out.

Everbody seemed utterly confused and had no real idea what to do,it was a total flap-fest.I pretty much had to tell them all what was going to happen.

Im fully aware I climb and boulder at my own risk, but i do think places such as this should have some sort of procedure that they should follow following a fall, as it is a high risk of injury.

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