Glad you're ok and thanks for posting about this. Despite what Phoenix says, I think you made an honest mistake. A lot of climbing areas, specifically the Valley tend to be filled with tat and old fixed lines that should be removed. It makes me shudder the amount of core shots I've seen on fixed lines in the Valley. The rope you hung onto sounded pretty janky too. It begs the question of why it was there in the first place but it might have been legit when first placed? Either way, I like to assume that I might be the last person on a fixed line and test them accordingly prior to hopping onto them. Cheers, Muff
"After the accident, we opted to use the fixed lines on the climbers left of the gully (which seemed to be the "correct" approach lines)."