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The wrong day to climb this top 50 route.
© Ian MK, May 2013
Route: The Flake Climb (S 4a)
Climbers: Ian Routledge

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As I pulled up on the horizontal crack the whole block collapsed onto my arm. I hung for just over two hours before being rescued by fire crew. Very lucky to escape this with my arm intact.
Ian MK - 29/May/13Report
whats that coming out of your bottom? Is it one of your tendons? Seriously bad luck. I'm sure you'll be back on the rock sooner than you think.
Chris63 - 29/May/13Report
Grim. Glad you're ok.
Dave Foster - 29/May/13Report
Have you seen the film 127 hours?
Mark Davies PK - 29/May/13Report
"Just over 2 hours" would be 127 minutes then?
Thought this was a piss-take / mega-incompetence photo at first. Nasty! Glad you are OK.
Tim Sparrow - 29/May/13Report
Thanks :) A little swollen, some numbness and pins and needles in my fingers is the only problem at the moment so I'm feeling incredibly lucky. I think jamming the hex in the gap by my arm probably prevented the rock from crushing me any more than it had done. I haven't seen the film but it was the first thought that went through my mind. Very glad I was not alone there. At least there would have been someone to cut my arm off for me if it had come to that :)
Ian MK - 30/May/13Report
Woah, that bites the big one. Glad to hear you're OK though dude.
BenPitt - 30/May/13Report
Wow. I've done that route a number of times. Scary.
Ross McGibbon - 01/Jun/13Report
Bugger! This was the last route lead of the day before this happened and that rock was a real wobbler. Sorry to hear about the drama, hope your alright bud.
Jono_Bellwood - 02/Jun/13Report
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