The climber, a male in his 50’s from Carlow, fell a distance before his safety rope stopped his descent. The arrest of his fall is believed to have led to his coming into abrupt contact with the rockface, during which time he sustained an ankle injury. The climber carried out what is known as a ‘self rescue’ and lowered himself to the bottom of the rock face. He
subsequently made his way down to the valley floor onto a path known as the Miners Track. A Wicklow Mountains National Park Service vehicle was used to transport the man for treatment of his injuries by Mountain Rescue
The mans injuries are not reported to have been serious.