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The mountaineer spends the night clinging to a rock face after falling from the cliff into the Blue Mountains

Shirtless climber spends the night holding onto a rock wall with a broken arm after falling from a 150-meter cliff into the Blue Mountains

  • The man fell halfway down the 150-foot cliff at Point Pilcher at 4 p.m. on Sunday
  • He spent the night on a 1 meter rock bottom, while the temperature dropped to 6c
  • A police rescue helicopter is currently waiting to take the climber to safety

A mountaineer has clung to a rock face for 15 hours after falling from a 150-foot cliff into the Blue Mountains.

The shirtless man, believed to be in his 50s, fell halfway up the cliff at Point Pilcher near Medlow Bath on Sunday around 4 p.m.

He spent the night in a cave on a 1 meter rock bottom, while the temperature dropped to just 6C.

The shirtless man, presumably in his fifties, fell halfway up the rock face at Point Pilcher near Medlow Bath on Sunday at around 4 p.m.

The shirtless man, presumably in his fifties, fell halfway up the rock face at Point Pilcher near Medlow Bath on Sunday at around 4 p.m.

Police and NSW ambulance personnel tried to take the man to safety last night, but was suspended because it was getting too dark

Police and NSW ambulance personnel tried to take the man to safety last night, but was suspended because it was getting too dark

Police and NSW ambulance personnel tried to take the man to safety last night, but was suspended because it was getting too dark

Police and NSW Ambulance ambulance personnel tried to take the man to safety last night, but it was suspended because it was getting too dark.

The rescue operation is underway on Monday morning.

Rescue workers plan to lower the man to the valley before a helicopter can take him to safety.

The man sustained a broken arm, but the extent of his injuries will not be known until he is saved.

The injured man and one of his companions were sheltered at night in a cave on the cliff with rescue personnel.

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