A person has been rescued uninjured from a ledge high on Lion Rock at west Auckland's Piha Beach.

The person was trapped on the narrow ledge about 25m off the ground, a Fire and Emergency NZ spokeswoman said.

Emergency services were called at 6.53pm and two fire appliances were sent to the scene.

Fire fighters climbed the rock and helped guide the person to a safe spot and back onto the pathway, she said.


The person had no injuries and was able to walk back down the rock, she said.

A high-angle rescue team was being sent from Auckland to carry out a rope rescue but it has now been stood down.

Climbers are only allowed to ascend around two-thirds of the way up the 101m rock, after a rockfall made it too dangerous to climb to the summit.

Signs posted on the rock warn against leaving the pathway.