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

North Gaulton Castle T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a PG13
Old Man of Hoy T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Yesnaby Castle T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a PG13
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Elevation: 593 ft
GPS: 58.862, -3.276 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: USBRIT Ross on Dec 5, 2009
Admins: Chris Owen, Euan Cameron
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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

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5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
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Old Man of Hoy
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Old Man of Hoy
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5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad 4 pitches
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I m a canadian looking for a climbing partner to climb old man of hoy wit. I will be on Orkney island 1-4 Sept 2018. I can lead all the pitch if needed and i have guear. Anybody interested? Mar 24, 2018

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