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/Apr/1969

Alison Cairns 22/Aug AltLd O/S

I led traverse pitch - unexpectedly engaging and hard to find!

with Annette S
net 22/Aug AltLd

Led p2

with Alison C
arthur_de_briton 29/May -
with cat mckenna
Olly Theogh 12/May 2nd
with Diccon
David Staples 16/Apr AltLd O/S
Hidden 01/Apr AltLd
Hidden 01/Apr AltLd O/S
Juan S 11/Sep/16 Lead dnf

Started on this. Went off-route, up the E3 (Merchant of Stennis) where I got stuck after I kept telling myself: 'it's only a severe, there will be good gear and holds soon'. Needed a top rope rescue from above. Oh and the section of the severe I did wasn't easy either (one move easier for the tall).

Slarti B 11/Sep/16 2nd dnf

wimped out of initial traverse, Juan took over and ended up off route on Merchant of Stennis, E3 leading to rescue. Epic.

with Juan S
Mr. K 28/Aug/16 AltLd O/S

We climbed this at high tide with a huge swell which was uniquely terrifying. I was getting hit with spray from the bigger waves as I teetered across the long traverse. Bryn styled it up the finishing chimney on lead.

with Bryn Wood
bob johnson 27/Aug/16 -
with Rich Ball
Happy Wanderer 07/Aug/16 AltLd O/S
with Mike D
MD 07/Aug/16 AltLd O/S
with Jo
Stanners 17/Aug/15 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/15 AltLd O/S
SurferStan 14/Aug/15 AltLd O/S
with Dilwat
Simon_Freeman 05/Aug/15 2nd β
with henry
Darren Vincent 17/May/15 AltLd
with Lucy
John Brayshaw 21/Aug/14 AltLd O/S


with Erica
erica 21/Aug/14 AltLd O/S
with John
Hidden 27/Jun/14 AltLd O/S
Hidden 27/Jun/14 AltLd
Hidden 16/Mar/14 AltLd O/S
Hidden 26/Aug/13 Lead 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
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
tcn_2002 22/May/11 Lead

Severe going on HVS

zach.stone 22/May/11 2nd

epic for a Sever

with Steve Robinson
Hidden 25/Apr/11 AltLd O/S
Hidden 25/Apr/11 AltLd O/S
stevorobs3 ??/2011 Lead O/S
greedo 30/Aug/10 Lead O/S
with Guy reid
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
Hidden 10/Apr/10 Lead RP
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

Bob M 25/Aug/07 AltLd
with Stewart Walker
Ann S ?/Aug/07 AltLd

Love the scramble round for this route and the whopping chicken heads on the climb.

with John Carlin
Hidden 27/Mar/07 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/Aug/02 Lead
Rog Wilko ?/Apr/00 Lead

Good worth *

with Debbie Wilkinson
Hidden ??/1996 -
jon 01/Feb/81 Solo
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