Orkney Islands.. and the Old Man of Hoy
Andy at the start of the crack on the second pitch...
These islands are situated off the northern tip Scotland . The main Island of Orkney is reached by an hour or so ferry boat and the small island of Hoy a short ferry boat trip from the main Island.THe climb of the very famous 400' Old Man of Hoy sea stack (spire)is world famous .Superb situations and the bird life is nothing less than amazing
Drive to the tip of Scotland and jump on the Ferry sailing for the Orkney Islands
Weather station 11.8 miles from here
2 Total Routes
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Yesnaby Castle 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
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A short but sustained, aesthetic, and steep route which requires good gear placement skills. The rock quality is quite good and possibly better than Old Man of Hoy. It is a true Seastack surrounded by the sea on all sides.Pitch #1: Once over the water, face climb discontinuous cracks up the east arete. Bird nests and excrement and some loose rock make the final exit moves to the slopey grassy top somewhat precarious. 5.10a, 30m.Though short in length from a climbing perspective, it feels c...[more] Browse More Classics in International
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