Sea Stacks First Ascents.
The Old Man of Hoy.
The Old Man's climbing history is well documented in lots of different guides and SMC literature over the decades since it was first climbed
The Original Route. XS 5C, M. Fowler, S. Sustad, N. Dugan, May 1990
Unknown Route. A&S Roberts, Aug 1970
"Never Again!" E3 5C, L. Gorham, I. Miller, July 2002
The Clett of Crura.
The Seaward Face:
The Central fault, SVR, A&S Roberts, Aug 1970
"Ode to My Friend," HS, I. Miller, L. Gorham, 28/07/04
"A Drop in the Ocean." SVR, S. Herd, I. Miller, May 2003
"Sea Spray." SVR, I. Miller, S. Herd, May 2003
The Landward Face:
VS, S. Sustad, N. Dugan, M. Fowler, May 1990
"Things Complete." SVR, L. Gorham, I. Miller, 28/07/04
North Gaulton Castle.
The Original Route, HVS, P. Minks, C. Phillips, April 1970 (Tyrolean approach)
"Out of the Deep," HVS 5A, H. Folkard, T. Robins, July 1979
The South Face, E2 5B, J. Brown & pals, July 1967
The Landward Face, J. Brown & pals, july 1967
"Yes, Please," (seaward face), E3 6A, M. Fowler & pals, May 1990
Stack o' Roo
The Landward Face, (via the big flake?), SVR, J. Upton & gang, May 1970
the Landward Face, (to the right of above), SVR, I&M. Miller, May 2002
"A Family Affair," HVS 5B, I. Miller, S. Herd, June 2003
The Landward Arete, SVR, A&S Roberts, Aug 1970
The Castle of Burrian
The Original Route, SVR, I. Miller, M. Dowal, July 2002
The Southwest Corner, HVS 5A, I. Miller, Aug 2002 (T/R solo)
The Original Route, VS, I. Miller, h. clarke, July 2003
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