Watch a climber take a ground fall/jump on Kayak E1 5b, a route first climbed by Colin Mortlock in 1964 in Derbyshire, U.K. The climber dislocated his shoulder towards the start of the route whilst going for a particularly reachy move (where the video starts), causing him to need to bail.
Unfortunately, he did not jump far enough back, and so he landed on the slab and bounced into one of his spotters, sending him flying down the hill. The climber suffered from a badly sprained ankle and a dislocated right shoulder and was out of hospital the same evening.
“A huge thanks to the Edale Mountain Rescue Team who were on the scene very quickly and were incredibly effective in the evacuation.”
The Edale Mountain Rescue Team has been involved in many rescues of climbers over the years.
Who can forget the time Michele Camminati was attempting Elder Statesman E2 7b when he fell off the crux, severing his rope on a edge and crushing over his belayer. Play safe out there!
On March 27 Michele Camminati was attempting "Elder Statesman" (E2 7b) when he fell off the crux, severing his rope on a edge and crushing over his belayer. . Fortunately the rope still managed to reduce his speed, but the fall caused him a bad injury to a wrist and ankle. . Edale Mountain Rescue Team did a great job and brought the two to the local hospital. . Michele wished to share this video as a warning for other climbers. . @michelecamminati #michelecamminati #climbingaccident #climbingdangers #ropeshearing #cutloose #elderstatesman #climbinggritstone #grit #gritstone #edale #edalemountainrescue #climbinginjuries #climbinginjury #brokenwrist #climbingfall #ukclimbing #sheffield #ropeshearing #ropesevering #ropecut #badfall