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Avg: 4 from 1 vote
Routes in Orkney Islands.. and the Old Man of Hoy
|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|
|Type:||Trad, 100 ft, Grade III|
|FA:||Joe Brown and party, July 1967|
|Page Views:||681 total, 13/month|
|Shared By:||James Garrett on Jul 27, 2013|
|Admins:||Chris Owen, Euan Cameron, Nick Russell|
DescriptionA 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 committing and is the full meal deal seastack approach. Not so easy keeping your shoes and chalk dry! Not so frequently climbed as other Stacks with easier approaches.