Maelstrom Chimney* S 4a
[Maelstrom Chimney, 3 kb]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

Photo: Maelstrom Chimney © zach.stone
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This climb is in 39 logbooks, and on 1 wishlist.

P1. Absolute heaven in the morning sun after a dodgy start sorting out flat tyre on the car!
Stanners - AltLd O/S - 17/Aug/15 with Andy G

Dilwat - AltLd O/S - 14/Aug/15 with SurferStan

SurferStan - AltLd O/S - 14/Aug/15 with Dilwat

Simon_Freeman - 2nd β - 05/Aug/15 with henry

dvincen6 - AltLd - 17/May/15 with Lucy

erica - AltLd O/S - 21/Aug/14 with John

John Brayshaw - AltLd O/S - 21/Aug/14 with Erica

Traversed in to the start of Stennis Chimney via this route. Second half was absolutely desperate HVS/E1 5a!
Tom F Harding - AltLd O/S - 27/Jun/14

Hidden - AltLd - 27/Jun/14

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 16/Mar/14

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.
jsw1 - 2nd O/S - 26/Aug/13 with Steve Lyon

Hidden - Lead O/S - 26/Aug/13

Huw Mithan - AltLd - 09/Jun/13 with Olivier Goury

Hidden - 2013

An epic outing. Twin ropes recommended.
monkeyman79 - Lead O/S - 23/Aug/12 with Andy Makinson

coco rose - Lead O/S - Aug/12

chrissloan84 - Lead dnf - 04/Jun/12 with Jenny Mullan

Rope drag! Didn't get to leave the belay point!
jennym32 - 2nd dnf - 04/Jun/12 with Chris Sloan

Hidden - Lead dnf - 25/Mar/12

epic for a Sever
zach.stone - 2nd - 22/May/11 with Steve Robinson

Severe going on HVS
tcn_2002 - Lead - 22/May/11

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 25/Apr/11

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 25/Apr/11

stevorobs3 - Lead O/S - 2011

Started along Malestrom Chimney, finished up Stenis Arete.
Brannock - 2nd O/S - 30/Aug/10

Route-finding problems on the traverse, so ended up traversing back out again.
Richard Alderton - Lead dnf - 27/Aug/10 with Ellie

Giles Davis - Lead O/S - 15/Aug/10 with Vince Brown

Jess Christley - 2nd - 01/May/10 with Alys Rook

dansmonkeytroubles - Lead RP - 10/Apr/10 with Dave Reaney

pembrokeshirecaver - 2nd O/S - 21/Aug/09 with Edmund Morris

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
Cardi - Lead O/S - 30/May/09 with Pete D

lindsam - 20/Jul/08 with Jos Style

2nd pitch only
Nigel R Lewis - Lead - 29/Jun/08 with Lowri Roberts

absail in - 2nd pitch only
chrisjones199 - TR O/S - 29/Jun/08 with Nigel Lewis

Hidden - AltLd - 25/Aug/07

Hidden - Lead O/S - 27/Mar/07

Hidden - Lead - Aug/02

Good worth *
Rog Wilko - Lead - Apr/00 with Debbie Wilkinson

Hidden - 1996

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