Type: Trad, 460 ft (139 m), 4 pitches, Grade II
FA: Tom Patey Chris Bonington Rusty Bailey.(over 3 days 1966)
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Shared By: USBRIT Ross on Dec 5, 2009 · Updates
Admins: Chris Owen, Euan Cameron

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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 photo.
P1) Easy climbing to large ledge (5.5).
P2) Climb down a few feet then across to the foot of a fine crack a couple of strenuous moves to belay (5.9).
P3) Follow open corner (in spring, puking fulmar sea birds in this section) (5.6).
P4) Super climbing up the open book to a fine summit (5.6).

Descent: Rap the route. Be careful!


Hoy Island, Orkney Islands, Scotland


Normal rack cams and stoppers Two 60m ropes is good.