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Old Man of Hoy - North and West Faces

Old Man of Hoy - North and West Faces

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Sea stacks are the maritime equivalent of desert towers: solitary, spectacular, and usually crumbling. Probably the most famous of them all, the Old Man of Hoy in the northern Scottish archipelago of Orkney, certainly embodies all three aspects. It cemented its place in history with the 1967 triple ascent, filmed and broadcast live by the BBC, shortly after the 1966 first ascent.


This is part of a poster trilogy showcasing all aspects of the sea stack. This one is of the North and West Faces, featuring three routes, including the one reportedly with the best rock on the entire formation, GMB. The other two are the East Face, and the South and West Faces.

Route List

1: A Few Dollars More, E3 5c, Braithwaite, Hamilton, Whillance, 1994

2: GMB, E5 6a, Arran, Turnbull, 1997

3: Ancient Mariner, E2 5c, Jenkins, Strapcans, 1982

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