The local Edale Mountain Rescue team brought both climbers to the hospital. Caminati fractured his wrist and heel in multiple places, and his belayer suffered a concussion.
当地的 Edale 山地救援队将两位攀岩者送去了医院。Caminati 的手腕和脚后跟多处骨折，他的保护员则被诊断为脑震荡。
From the hospital, Caminati told planetmountain.com: “I saw everything live, I totally remember the accident, I was completely aware of what was happening … As I fell I got ready to hit the wall, but then the rope broke and I fell onto my belayer and then hit the ground, probably first with my wrist.
“Fortunately I’m fine, I’ve got multiple fractures in my wrist, but the operation went well and my tendons are unaffected … My heel is broken in several places, but they’re compound fractures and I’ve been told it won’t need operating… all in all it should take four to six months to get back to normal… yeah!”
↑ McClure 徒手首攀 The Elder Statesman
When McClure made the first free ascent of The Elder Statesman, he used three ropes because he was afraid of the sharp edge. Other climbers who have repeated the route, such as Steve Dunning and James Pearson [watch video here], used double ropes—a common practice on these traditionally protected, gritstone climbs.
出于对岩石锋利边缘的担心，McClure（该路线首攀者）在徒手首攀 The Elder Statesman 路线时使用了三根绳索。其他攀登过此路线的攀岩者，例如 Steve Dunning 和 James Pearson，则使用了双绳保护——这是有保护传统攀登中攀登粗砂石的惯常做法。
↑ Jams Pearson 完攀 The Elder Statesman
“I went up in the European style, with only one 10mm rope and without a helmet,” Caminati told ukclimbing.com. “This time I fell off the crux and the rope, whilst getting tense shore off against the corner. I thought I would have been safe. Perhaps I could have used the half ropes but the outcome could have been the same.”
“我爬上去时采用了欧式爬法，只用了一根 10mm 主绳，并且没有戴头盔，”Caminati 告诉记者（ukclimbing.com），“这次当我在难点处脱手时，主绳一边绷紧一边向角落偏离。我没有预料到我会出事。我想，就算我当时用了半绳保护，大概结果还是会出事。”