Orkney ‘Sea Stacks and Sea Cliffs’ trip 2015

We had another great trip exploring the sea cliffs of Orkney recently.  We climbed on Orkney itself, South Ronaldsay, Hoy and the Caithness coast.  Lots of brilliant routes climbed and the highlight was an ascent of the Old Man of Hoy and the visit to Rackwick Bay.  Another great trip to a truly unspoiled area with amazing climbing!

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‘Tomb of the Eagles’ Crag

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Hopefully a nice new route!?

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Climbing at Yesnaby on a 3 star HVS

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Free hanging abb off the Old Man

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Old Man crux pitch, E1

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Bothy view

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The excellent Latheronwheel crags

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Rackwick Bay

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Rackwick Bothy

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The Old Man

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Latheronwheels steep sandstone!

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Topping out on the Old Man

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Yesnaby

 

Mark Rock Climbing Course

‘Having spend three days in the mountains with Paddy I’ve got to say he’s the best guide I’ve ever worked with. Everything was pitched perfectly for my individual level - the choice of climbs, the balance between learning and mileage on the crag, all suited my level of experience. In three days I went from never having climbed trad to leading VD, seconding HVS+ and ticking off a classic mountain route, all thanks to Paddy’s professionalism and enthusiasm. Can’t wait to get out there again!’