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(Old Man of) Hoy

Orkney Islands, SCOTLAND

Climbs 10 – Rocktype Sandstone (hard) – Altitude Tidal – Faces ?

Crag features
The cliffs at Hoy sport some amazing 'Scottish VS' climbs, and the famous 'Old Man of Hoy' (E1) and 'A Few Dollars More' (E4). The famous East Face Route was immortalised by the BBC, featuring Joe Brown.

Most of the lines have had few repeats.

You can get a PDF of all the climbs, with details about the routes, from the UKClimbing articles area.

Weather forecast

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0.0mm rain
10 °C
26 kph

0.3mm rain
10 °C
31 kph

2.6mm rain
Mainly cloudy
10 °C
37 kph

2.3mm rain
Mainly cloudy
9 °C
37 kph

8.9mm rain
Sunny periods
9 °C
31 kph
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Scottish Rock - North (2009), Northern Highlands North (2004), Rock Climbing in Scotland (1990),
Out of print: Northern Highlands Vol. 2 (1993)

Climbs at this crag

Sort climbs
 Climb nameGradex
1East Face Route (Original Route)E1 5b,4c ***280
2A Fistful of DollarsE5 5c, 6a ** 
3South FaceE2 5b,5b **2
4The Orkneying SagaE6 6a,6a * 
 Climb nameGradex
5Ancient MarinerE2 5c,5b,  
6GMBE5 6a, 6a ***1
7A Few Dollars MoreE3 5c,5b, **2
8East Face (Original Route) *E1 5b 1
* Climbs listed in red are waiting to be checked by a crag moderator, and may not be accurate.
Access notes
Non-Tidal. Scramble (carefully) down steep grassy/rocky slope. Dodgy rock in places. Fulmars and puffins add spice to your dinner!

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Tat desperately needs cleaning off the original route. if ever I get back there I will do it but if you're heading there please do it. :-)
puppythedog - 25/Jul/12