Climbs 10
Rocktype Sandstone (hard)
Altitude Tidal

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Abseiling off the Old Man © Neil Adams

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.

Approach notes

Non-Tidal. Scramble (carefully) down steep grassy/rocky slope. Dodgy rock in places. Fulmars and puffins add spice to your dinner!

Totally agree with comment re Tat, particularly the top anchor. There must be enough to fill 100 litre sack. About 10m of 11mm static would replace the lot very well. Mid anchors (2 options) slightly better quality. Lowest anchor has one very good 480mm sling with new krab & about 50 litres worth of tat excess. We didn't have a knife to even begin making an impression sorry. MCofS project to stop it just getting thrown into the sea?
Mike Lates - 02/Jul/14
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. :-)
Muttly - 25/Jul/12
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Climbs at this crag

Climb name Grade
1 East Face Route (Original Route) E1 5b *** 558
2 East Face Route - Space Station Finish E1 5b *** 3
3 A Fistful of Dollars E5 6a **  
Climb name Grade
4 South Face E2 5b ** 7
5 The Orkneying Saga E6 6a *  
6 Ancient Mariner E2 5c  
Climb name Grade
7 GMB E5 6a *** 1
8 A Few Dollars More E3 5c ** 16

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