The crags are easily accessible from the nearby road. Photo: David Medcalf CC-BY-SA-2.0

The crags are easily accessible from the nearby road. Photo: David Medcalf CC-BY-SA-2.0

A climber has died after falling at a popular Snowdonia crag.

The man fell while climbing on Valerie’s Rib on Craig Bwlch-y-Moch on Tuesday evening at the site at Tremadog.

Aberglaslyn Mountain Rescue Team was called out shortly after 7pm and 12 volunteer team members made their way to the site from their headquarters in nearby Porthmadog and directly to the scene, arriving within five minutes of the callout.

A Sea King helicopter from RAF Valley also flew to the site of the incident, on the crags which the rescue team said are widely recognised as some of the best in Wales, with popular multi-pitch routes which are readily accessible from the roadside.

An Aberglaslyn MRT spokesperson said: “Upon arriving at the scene, team members were met by Welsh Ambulance Service paramedics and sadly discovered that the male had died.

“The team then remained on scene to assist North Wales Police officers with their enquiries, prior to subsequently recovering the male’s body by stretcher and the use of ropes to the roadside.

“The team’s condolences go out to the family and friends of the deceased at this difficult time.”

The operation ended about 10.30pm.

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