Initial reports suggested the injured climber was cragfast at Stanage Edge

Initial reports suggested the injured climber was cragfast at Stanage Edge

A climber was rescued after breaking his ankle while bouldering at a Peak District crag.

Edale Mountain Rescue Team was called out about 6.45pm on Saturday to a report of a man suffering serious injuries at Stanage Edge.

A team spokesperson said: “The team was called to Dennis Knoll, at the northern end of Stanage Edge.

“Initially reports suggested a cragfast climber with multiple injuries. Fortunately, the reality was somewhat less severe. A climber from Sheffield had sustained a fracture dislocation of his ankle after falling a short distance on broken ground whilst bouldering.”

Local team members were soon at the scene and the Derbyshire, Leicestershire & Rutland Air Ambulance also flew to the site.

The spokesperson said: “The man’s injuries were treated and splinted and he was carried down to a waiting road ambulance at the car park; due to the failing light helicopter evacuation was not possible.”

The rescue was the 92nd dealt with by the Edale team this year.

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