Rocky Mt Stuart Rescue

Rock climber is recovering in hospital

Rocky Mt Stuart Rescue

Image: SGAP Townsville

A rock climber's recovering with some broken ribs after slipping 10 metres on Mount Stuart.

Firies had to be winched down the eastern face from a Rescue Chopper on Sunday afternoon.

The man in his 30s was climbing with friends around 2pm when he took a tumble. 

The delicate mission took around four hours all up.

The climber was airlifted to the Townsville Hospital in a stable condition where he continues his recovery.