A climber has been killed by a falling rock in the Blue Mountains, west of Sydney.

Emergency crews are carrying out a dangerous mission to retrieve the body of the man, thought to be in his 30s, on a cliff face in Leura.

The man was climbing with a friend off Sublime Point road about noon on Sunday.

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A climber has been killed by a falling rock in the NSW Blue Mountains.Emergency crews are carrying out a dangerous mission to retrieve the body on a cliff face in Leura,

His friend managed to call for help but strong winds are hampering rescue efforts by paramedics and police.

A report will be prepared for the coroner.

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