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Climber killed at Castleberg

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 Kryank 25 May 2021

Hi all,

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-york-north-yorkshire-57227272

Had a friend tell me about this, sad news indeed, my thoughts are with the family and friends of this awful accident.

don’t know any of the details or the person(s) involved, but I was up there sport climbing last summer.

stay safe everyone.

In reply to Kryank:

That is sad news. Condolences to the family 

 yorkshire_lad2 26 May 2021
 yorkshire_lad2 28 May 2021
In reply to yorkshire_lad2:

Update:  family members of the deceased climber are trying to trace the two walkers who assisted to thank them:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/settlechat/permalink/1097865214070568/

Post edited at 10:26
 yorkshire_lad2 03 Jun 2021
In reply to yorkshire_lad2:

My condolences to the deceased's family & friends.

I'm trying to not speculate on the cause but the reports I've seen don't clarify whether this was a climbing related accident or whether it was a non climber who has tragically fallen from the top.

If it was a climbing related accident then I'm a bit mystified as to why there's no mention of the deceased's climbing partner since Castleberg is (IIRC) a sport climbing crag with a known reputation for looseness so I would have thought soloing is less likely (although roped soloing might of course be possible there).

 chris_j_s 07 Jun 2021
In reply to Michael Hood:

Such a sad incident, and my thoughts are with the family of the deceased and those who offered immediate first aid (and CRO of course).

It was definitely a climbing related incident, rather than a walker. Local reports suggest that he may have been roped soloing but there is currently an investigation ongoing to determine the circumstances and the crag is closed for climbing whilst this takes place. 


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