55m, 2 pitches.

Rockfax Description
Start at the end of the disappearing platform, level with the mid-height break.
1) 4a, 40m. Follow the break leftwards to a ledge on the arete.
2) 15m. Climb up left into a wide blocky chimney. © Rockfax

FA. C.Mortlock 22.4.69 22/Apr/1969

Stanners 17/Aug AltLd O/S

P1. Absolute heaven in the morning sun after a dodgy start sorting out flat tyre on the car!

with Andy G
Dilwat 14/Aug AltLd O/S
SurferStan 14/Aug AltLd O/S
with Dilwat
Simon_Freeman 05/Aug 2nd β
with henry
dvincen6 17/May AltLd
with Lucy
erica 21/Aug/14 AltLd O/S
with John
John Brayshaw 21/Aug/14 AltLd O/S


with Erica
Tom F Harding 27/Jun/14 AltLd O/S

Traversed in to the start of Stennis Chimney via this route. Second half was absolutely desperate HVS/E1 5a!

Hidden 27/Jun/14 AltLd
Hidden 16/Mar/14 AltLd O/S
jsw1 26/Aug/13 2nd O/S

Well, set off to do this but retreated the traverse as definitely not Severe. Ended up doing an amalgam of routes as we did the traverse along the Stennis Arete Route, then most of Stennis Arete but finished up Maelstrom Chimney. Very enjoyable and interesting climbing though and a great position above the sea.

with Steve Lyon
Hidden 26/Aug/13 Lead O/S
Huw Mithan 09/Jun/13 AltLd
with Olivier Goury
Hidden ??/2013 -
monkeyman79 23/Aug/12 Lead O/S

An epic outing. Twin ropes recommended.

with Andy Makinson
coco rose ?/Aug/12 Lead O/S
chrissloan84 04/Jun/12 Lead dnf


jennym32 04/Jun/12 2nd dnf

Rope drag! Didn't get to leave the belay point!

Hidden 25/Mar/12 Lead dnf
zach.stone 22/May/11 2nd

epic for a Sever

with Steve Robinson
tcn_2002 22/May/11 Lead

Severe going on HVS

Hidden 25/Apr/11 AltLd O/S
Hidden 25/Apr/11 AltLd O/S
stevorobs3 ??/2011 Lead O/S
Brannock 30/Aug/10 2nd O/S

Started along Malestrom Chimney, finished up Stenis Arete.

Richard Alderton 27/Aug/10 Lead dnf

Route-finding problems on the traverse, so ended up traversing back out again.

with Ellie
Giles Davis 15/Aug/10 Lead O/S
Jess Christley 01/May/10 2nd
with Alys Rook
dansmonkeytroubles 10/Apr/10 Lead RP
with Dave Reaney
pembrokeshirecaver 21/Aug/09 2nd O/S
Cardi 30/May/09 Lead O/S

Traverse pitches were atmospheric and would be very hard and terrifying for a Severe leader. Pete didn't thank me for choosing this 'nice little chilled Severe.' Pete led up the lovely easy finish of Stennis Chimney

with Pete D
lindsam 20/Jul/08 -
with Jos Style
Nigel R Lewis 29/Jun/08 Lead

2nd pitch only

with Lowri Roberts
chrisjones199 29/Jun/08 TR O/S

absail in - 2nd pitch only

Hidden 25/Aug/07 AltLd
Hidden 27/Mar/07 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/Aug/02 Lead
Rog Wilko ?/Apr/00 Lead

Good worth *

with Debbie Wilkinson
Hidden ??/1996 -
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