/ Old man of Hoy June or August

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Johannes1988 - on 06 Jan 2017
Hello!

We have been planning to climb the old man of Hoy for many years not and this year it's finally supposed to happen.

I have been reading a lot, but it is kind of hard to find information on when best to climb it.
We are looking at either end of June or End of August.
Anyone has an opinion on when the situation in regards to mainly the weather but also fulmars is better?

Thanks,

Johannes
Andy Nisbet - on 06 Jan 2017
In reply to Johannes1988:

June marginally by weather statistics but not a lot in it. Fulmars aren't bad enough on the route to stop you doing it, just don't wear new clothes. They are really only on pitches 3 and 4, which are easier, so you should be able to take a non-fulmar line.
Tom Last - on 06 Jan 2017
In reply to Johannes1988:

The bonxies are scarier than the fulmars anyway! ;)
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mike barnard - on 07 Jan 2017
In reply to Johannes1988:

I agree with Andy; June has better weather but late August is likely to be better fulmar-wise. I did it in June and a couple weren't avoidable as they sit in rows on the main ledges, a couple of metres apart from one another. Not a problem but I wouldn't fancy anything other than the usual route with them about.

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