cragfast


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cragfast

(ˈkræɡˌfɑːst)
adj
stranded or stuck on a crag
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.cragfast - stranded on or as if on a crag; "cragfast climbers"
stuck - caught or fixed; "stuck in the mud"
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The two men were at the Douglas Boulder on the Tower Ridge ascent when they became cragfast and phoned for help.
A spokesman said: "We received a call at around 2.20pm from a couple attempting to descend from the Clogwyn Y Person ridge where they had become cragfast and one of the party had torn a hamstring and was unable to move.
Team chairman Rob Johnson said: "We've attended a variety of incidents this summer but the most common have been lower leg injuries, people too tired to continue and people cragfast on Crib Goch.
A team spokesman said yesterday: "An RAF rescue helicopter from Valley in Anglesey was able to fly the man with the head injury to hospital and the cragfast man was roped to safety." Four friends were also escorted off the peak after getting lost on Friday night.
Four thousand feet up Ben Nevis is no great place to be when you're 'cragfast' - stuck and powerless to go any further up or down.
As the helicopter crew were refuelling back at base at Dinas Dinlle, near Caernarfon, they were called out again at 4pm to help two cragfast climbers on Crib Goch.
"Late on Friday afternoon we got a call from a couple who were cragfast on Tryfan.
Ogwen Valley MRT spokesman Chris Lloyd said: "Unfortunately they chose the wrong gully and found themselves cragfast. They called for help and a small hill party climbed up to them, lowered them to the Terrace and accompanied them off the hill."