The climber got stuck on Shepherds Crag. Photo: Keswick MRT

The climber got stuck on Shepherds Crag. Photo: Keswick MRT

A climber was rescued after he got stuck on a Lake District crag when his ropes jammed while abseiling.

The man had returned to Shepherds Crag in Borrowdale on Monday morning to retrieve gear left on the rock when it started raining during a climb on Sunday.

Keswick Mountain Rescue Team was called out about 9.40am on Monday after the climber called for help.

A team spokesperson said: “Abseiling in to retrieve equipment, his ropes became stuck and he was unable to move from a ledge.

“Uninjured but cold and wet, the team responded with one vehicle and untangled the climber’s ropes from the top of the crag. Once released the climber could then self-rescue and continue to abseil to the bottom of the crag.”

The rescue lasted just over an hour and involved 14 volunteers from Keswick MRT.

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