Tory Island sits 14km out to sea, west of Donegal it is frequently battered by huge seas and has a permanent population of approx 100 islanders.
The 3 km long north face of the island plays host to 6 large impressive sea stacks. The highest and most impressive of these stacks is the 45m centre stack. This perfect cone pinnacle stack has been climbed twice by two different routes. In 2009 the sea ward face was climbed by a full stack height aréte. In 2011 the much more impressive and slightly scary looking land ward aréte was climbed at Severe, a much more relaxed grade than it looks.
In this film Iain Miller makes the first freesolo ascent of the 45m landward arete.
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