Goto Chockstone Home

  Tech Tips

      Sponsored By

Chockstone Photography
Australian Landscape Photography by Michael Boniwell
Australian Landscape Prints

Chockstone Forum - Accidents & Injuries

Report Accidents and Injuries

Topic Date User
18/07/2020 Leader groundfall at Frog Buttress (QLD 31-Jul-2020 At 5:59:31 PM davedave
Everyone was pretty aware that he was very lucky to not have more obviously life changing injuries. Perhaps some mixture of the gear taking an amount of force, favourable orientation on take off/landing and falling down the boulder gully, as well as apparently being spotted as he landed at the base.

Loose rock is a significant hazard at frog, I can't think of many climbs on my last trip that didn't have a good range of unattached rock from small to large at or above the top anchors. Climber triggered and 'spontaneous' rockfall is common.

Choosing to wear a helmet is obviously a personal choice. I usually wear one even on choss-free sports climbs, but I've probably met more young people with life altering head injuries then most, also quite the gumby.

There are 9 replies to this topic.


Home | Guide | Gallery | Tech Tips | Articles | Reviews | Dictionary | Forum | Links | About | Search
Chockstone Photography | Landscape Photography Australia | Australian Landscape Photography | Landscape Photos Australia

Please read the full disclaimer before using any information contained on these pages.

Australian Panoramic | Australian Coast | Australian Mountains | Australian Countryside | Australian Waterfalls | Australian Lakes | Australian Cities | Australian Macro | Australian Wildlife
Landscape Photo | Landscape Photography | Landscape Photography Australia | Fine Art Photography | Wilderness Photography | Nature Photo | Australian Landscape Photo | Stock Photography Australia | Landscape Photos | Panoramic Photos | Panoramic Photography Australia | Australian Landscape Photography | High Country Mountain Huts | Mothers Day Gifts | Gifts for Mothers Day | Mothers Day Gift Ideas | Ideas for Mothers Day | Wedding Gift Ideas | Christmas Gift Ideas | Fathers Day Gifts | Gifts for Fathers Day | Fathers Day Gift Ideas | Ideas for Fathers Day | Landscape Prints | Landscape Poster | Limited Edition Prints | Panoramic Photo | Buy Posters | Poster Prints