The canyon known as El Tajo de Los Vados, on the N-340 between Lobres and Vélez de Benaudalla, was again the scene of a climbing incident.
The very verticality of the gorge’s sheer walls attracts climbers from many kilometres around, some even free climb without ropes. There is also a via ferrata as a climbing aid, so it should be of no surprise that some climbers have accidents or even lose their nerves and need helping down, which was the case recently.
Motril fire service was called out yesterday to rescue a climber who had an injured knee but such was the problematic area of the cliff face that a Guardia Civil rescue helicopter with members of the Grupo de Rescate Especial de Intervención en Montaña was called in to help out.
The injured climber was secured into a stretcher and winched out and flown to the nearest hospital, which in this case was Hospital Santa Ana.
(News/Noticias: Velez de Benaudalla, Costa Tropical, Granada, Andalucia)