Stennis Pillar* HVS 5a
[Stennis Pillar, Stennis Head, pembroke, 3 kb]35m, 2 pitches.

Rockfax Description
To the right is a trench which turns into a chimney above. This fun route takes the easiest line up the chimney and wall.
1) 25m 5a. Climb the right wall of the chimney past a ledge. Step left to a cave and move left again around a rib. Finish up the bay.
2) 10m 4a. Climb the right-hand side of the bay. © ROCKFAX

FA. Colin Mortlock 31.5.69 31/May/1969

Photo: Stennis Pillar, Stennis Head, pembroke © wild_nomad
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Solid 5a to get over the bulge and the first traverse deserves E1 (or was I missing something)
ben.phillips - Lead O/S - 25/May/15 with Mike Gallimore

First section was well run out! Probably the most scared I've ever been belaying. The traverse was also way harder than 4c. Closer to 5b. Great route though, and crossing some stunning ground. Probably best to run the two pitches together as the second pitch was a bit boring.
MichaelGallimore - 2nd O/S - 25/May/15 with Ben Philips

Stayed too high at the end of the traverse and had to have a rope lowered down as the way I went was steep, blank and very hard. Good, 'thrilling' climb up to that point. I think it should be 5a for the initial moves on the traverse.
fizzychewitt - Lead dog - 09/May/15 with Phil, Jayne

strudles - 2nd O/S - 23/Aug/14 with Scott Bradshaw

louby - 2nd - 23/Aug/14 with Chris Burn

GDS - 2nd - 14/Jun/14 with harry

owain86 - Lead O/S - 13/Apr/14 with Chris

leglesslizard - Lead O/S - Aug/13

Bry - 2nd β - 05/May/13 with Chris Hind

Hidden - Lead O/S - 05/May/13

Hidden - Lead dnf - 26/Aug/12

Palindrome - 2nd O/S - Aug/12

Should be HVS 5a. Crux must have shed a hold as my mate (led it) and I thought the moves were harder than any on Cool for Cats. Decent route though.
Giles Davis - 2nd O/S - 28/Jul/12 with Vince Brown

sleeplessjb - Lead O/S - 25/Jul/12 with dave wands

Nice climbing once it had dried off. Bold but easy (though slightly greasy) climbing to start and then a well-protected crux. Definitely 5a rather than 4c on the first pitch.
climbingpixie - AltLd O/S - 02/Jun/12 with Si

Hidden - Lead O/S - 02/Jun/12

paul horabin - Lead - 20/May/12

steven - 2nd - 20/May/12 with Paul Horabin, Ade

Julie Carroll - 2nd - 06/Apr/12 with Tristan Graham

turdburglar - 2012

turdburglar - 2012

Excellent! 3 stars!
Kirill - Lead O/S - 27/Aug/11 with Paul Baxter

Edd Reed - 2nd - 28/Apr/11 with Martin Allen

Chickend out of the first bold wall and avoided this by starting near the start of pleasure dome. Steep and exciting with good protection from the cave on. The moves from where the good holds run out seemed solid 5a.
mountain.martin - Lead O/S - 28/Apr/11

Ben1983 - Lead β - 02/May/10

Ran both pitches together. Gave two nuts as an offering to the sea gods whilst crossing the zawn.
lyneux - 2nd O/S - 01/May/10 with Chris Bull

ooh! a good adventure. got soaked by a massive wave which turned my chalk to slime and made the damp balancy start over the bottomless zawn interesting. loads of variety of moves. took a rest after the left traverse where it got steep and i missed a finger jam on first attempt. run out start and lots of exposure for gary!
katherinesydney - 2nd dog - 05/Apr/10 with gary burgess

really varied. Scary climbing up the unprotectable slab start
Ed morris - Lead O/S - 28/Jun/09 with mark dwyer

Lots of variety on this multi-pith. Crux is getting up over the slight bulge at the end of the second traverse to get to the first stance. Just this move makes it a 5a in my opinion. I had to hold onto a quick draw at this point so I didn't complete the route properly. Very enjoyable and challenging!
wild_nomad - 2nd - 24/May/09 with Nick

garywong - Lead O/S - 23/May/09 with Jayne Jackson

Different Steve - Lead O/S - May/09

Disastrous warm up. I didn't back off the VS, I backed off, off route of the VS. Like a total muppet I didn't realise the route presumably turns the arete and traverses really quite far left, and tried in vain to go up a groove instead (in which jugs were not forthcoming).
Paz - Lead dnf - 11/Apr/09 with TS2,PS

2nd pitch
steve.warrington - AltLd O/S - 06/Dec/08 with Matt Woodfiled

matt.woodfield - AltLd - 06/Nov/08

dannyboy83 - 2nd O/S - 14/Jun/08 with Mike Soldner

ASchwirtz - 2nd O/S - 07/Jun/08 with Mark (UBMC)

Mark D - Lead O/S - 07/Jun/08 with Ant

Docent - 2nd - 07/Oct/07 with stecu

Tim W - Lead O/S - 20/May/07 with Jamie Moss

Hidden - 2nd - 05/May/07

Hidden - AltLd - Apr/07

Hidden - Lead O/S - 2007

drysori - 2007

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 19/Aug/06

dan gibson - 2nd O/S - 02/Jul/06 with martina

david morse - Lead dog - Apr/06 with ben lea

Hidden - 2nd O/S - Apr/06

Led second pitch which was easy. First pitch under graded.
Darrell Read - AltLd - 21/May/05

Hidden - Lead O/S - 2005

Smelly Fox - 2nd - Aug/04 with Rob Clifton

Hidden - Lead - 12/Apr/04

Stone Muppet - 2002

Hidden - 2nd - 25/Jun/00

Hidden - AltLd - 25/Jun/00

Si Clapham - 1998

Marti999 - Lead - 1996

Hidden - AltLd - Sep/92

Tim Sparrow - 1990

Dave Musgrove - Lead - 21/Apr/81 with Bob Knapton

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