The climber was lowered on a stretcher after falling at Tremadog. Photo: David Medcalf CC-BY-SA-2.0

The climber was lowered on a stretcher after falling at Tremadog. Photo: David Medcalf CC-BY-SA-2.0

A climber was rescued after falling more than 30ft from a crag where another man died a fortnight ago.

The 67-year-old was on the Scratch route at Tremadog in Snowdonia on Thursday when he fell about 10m.

Aberglaslyn Mountain Rescue Team was called out, with initial reports suggesting the man was unconscious.

One team member made his way direct to the site after the 4.05pm emergency call, while 10 colleagues made their way in the team’s Land Rover ambulance.

The first team member was at the site within seven minutes and found the climber conscious and breathing. He was assessed and immobilised, complaining of lower back pain and bruising.

The Wales Air Ambulance also flew to the site.

An Aberglaslyn MRT spokesperson said: “Following an assessment by an air ambulance doctor and paramedic, the casualty was stretchered with the use of ropes down the rocky terrain from the base of the crag to the roadside, in what was a very difficult and time-consuming operation.

“Luckily, the male’s injuries were not as serious as first thought, and he was evacuated to Ysbyty Gwynedd in Bangor by road ambulance.”

The rescue ended at 6.30pm.

Leeds climber Keith Waddell died after falling from the Valerie’s Rib route on 5 August.

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