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
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Old Man of Hoy 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Europe
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I have climbed this twice ,the first time leading a group of four antique British climbers in their 50's and 60's ,two were grand parents.The following photo's were with my son Andy who flew in from Salt Lake City, Utah.If you like the desert Towers of Utah this is a must do! The most enjoyment of this climb is from the situations and the wild beauty of the Scottish Islands.The climb described is the original route . There are several more difficult routes to its top. Description :- See Topo ph...[more] Browse More Classics in International
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