The climber fell from a route on Twistleton Scar

The climber fell from a route on Twistleton Scar

A climber was airlifted after falling from a Yorkshire Dales crag and breaking his wrist.

The 25-year-old was on the Handjam Crack route on Twistleton Scar north of Ingleton today.

The Cave Rescue Organisation was called out shortly before 4pm after the man fell off near the beginning of the route.

A team spokesperson said: “Unfortunately his runner came out and he tumbled several metres down broken ground, hitting his belayer and sustaining a fractured wrist.”

An air ambulance doctor treated the climber at the scene and he was then helped down to the helicopter by CRO members.

Handjam crack is a Severe-rated route, one of almost 200 on the limestone crags.

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