Add marker to map:              help
Marker Notes X

To add your own marker to the map, click on the appropriate symbol below the map, then click again at the location required on the map (using the crosshairs).

Logged-in registered users only...
When you add a marker, a pop-up box should then appear on the map - fill in the elevation (if known) and a brief description of your marker, then click [save].

To view previously saved markers which fall within the bounds of the map, click the show link (you may need to repeat this if you zoom or pan away from the current position on the map).

Loading...
Name:Old Man of Hoy
Hill number:4927
Height:137m / 449ft
Parent (Ma):1550  Cuilags
Section:23: Orkney Islands
County/UA:Orkney Islands (UA)
Island:Hoy
Maritime Area:Orkney - South
Class:Hump, Tump (100-199m)
(Hu,Tu,1)
Grid ref:HY176007 (est)
Drop:122m
Col:15m  HY176007  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 7
(1:25k) 462
Change log:show changes for this hill entry

Show Map
(Please be considerate with your usage of the OS map pages, as there are daily limits)

Full screen map - includes OS 1:25k scale mapping (Bing Maps)
Switch to Google Maps view

Resize map: portrait / landscape / reset

Map Help, This page uses the Ordnance Survey OpenSpace API
which does not include Explorer (1:25000 scale) mapping.

Show/hide GPS File for mountains/markers shown

Show/hide GPX File for mountains shown

Photos
No summit photo available
Hill summit
No portrait photo available
Hill portrait

To contribute a summit or portrait photo for a hill
please contact the hillsummits website

Logged Descriptions  (logged by 8 users)ByDate of Ascent
Pitches 1, 3 and 5 this time. Taking Steve up.Kevin2903504/07/2017
Got as close as the adjacent cliff top to take a photo of The Old Man himself and then take a selfie with him....just like a tourist! Realising only too well that the summit is beyond my reach.ad-lib11/06/2017
Led pitches 2 and 4. Superb day.Kevin2903521/07/2016
Like everyone else looked at it wistfully from the cliff.Martin R16/05/2012
Walked to cliffs with Theo. First of two visits.Skerryvore07/10/2004
Climbed up the standard tourist route, E1 5b, with Mick Tighe (leading) and Bruce Maltman during Assynt MRT training. I needed a tight rope to get over the crux. This was at the limit of my seconding ability and it felt great to be on the summit as the ferry went past :-)assynt_bob20/05/2000
.Highly memorable! especially the diagonal abseil descent. With Pete Hemmings Easter 1990 during a brief high pressure good weather window.A wooden wedge was still there in the crux crack bashed into place by Rusty Baillie (with Bonington) in 1966 on the 1st ascent. Puffins on the ledges just feet away, and biscuit like big holds on the easy upper section and the shock of seeing daylight through the last crack, looking right through the stack! Wiki claims that map evidence hints that the stack is only 250 yrs old, and was painted with 2 'legs' in 1817, and could topple any time soon? Bonington re-climbed it at the age of 80 and its been base-jumped off.Chris Pearson15/04/1990
We didn't encounter anyone else.summitsup15/06/1982
victimofmathema08/08/2012
peterstanding02/08/1976