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Orkney Islands.. and the Old Man of Hoy

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Orkney Islands.. and the Old Man of Hoy Rock Climbing 


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Description 

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

Getting There 

Drive to the tip of Scotland and jump on the Ferry sailing for the Orkney Islands

Climbing Season



Weather station 11.8 miles from here

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Classic Climbing Routes in Orkney Islands.. and the Old Man of Hoy

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Orkney Islands.. and the Old Man of Hoy:
Old Man of Hoy   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 4 pitches, 460'   
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Old Man of Hoy 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a  Europe : United Kingdom : ... : Orkney Islands.. and the Ol...
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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