Question by  Acoustica (69)

What are the most known rock climbing accidents?

I would like to start rock climbing and need to know what to expect.


Answer by  PZ (1206)

The most serious accidents are falls typically caused by climber error such as not anchoring correctly, failure to tie a rope properly or simply losing your footing. Poor physical conditioning is also a common cause of climbing accidents. If you aren't in good shape, you're more likely to get hurt.


Answer by  Roland27 (16334)

Most accidents that happen when rock climbing result from one of two things: Lack of experience and Faulty equipment. When new go with an experienced person who has done this for a few years. Pay attention and learn all the safety commands. Secondly, when your equipment gets old replace it.


Answer by  Brett (7986)

The most common is either letting go of the rope, or just a simple slip of the hand or the foot on the rocks above or below. Make sure that you have a good grip is the best advice!

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