Toronto firefighters staged a potentially dangerous rescue to save a climber who got stuck near the top of the Scarborough Bluffs.

Toronto Fire Capt. Mike Strapko said the climber's brother reported the emergency around 2:13 p.m. after the man couldn't top an edge near the top of the steep cliff near the Bluffer's Park Beach.

Strapko said rope rescues in the area are considered "dangerous" because of past landslides, but said the 20 firefighters who responded to the scene all have a lot of training.

"It takes a lot of personnel to do a rope rescue safely," he said.

Firefighters made contact with the man just before 3 p.m. and had brought him to safety shortly after.

The climber wasn't injured.