Breaking Wind E1 5b
[Brad seconding Breaking Wind, 2 kb]

Rockfax Description
A bit of an eliminate. From the cave pull directly onto base of the smoother section of the slab using a pocket and a flake. Continue more easily - pleasant! © ROCKFAX

W Lounds 18/Jul/1984

Photo: Brad seconding Breaking Wind © Chris Redding
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This climb is in 69 logbooks, and on 1 wishlist.

Hidden - Lead RP - 28/Aug/15

Hidden - Lead O/S - 04/Apr/15

r.greaves - 2nd - 04/Apr/15 with jim daly

Duncan Turner - 2nd - 13/Sep/14

shafiq lalloo - Lead O/S - 13/Jul/14

richardashe - Lead O/S - 04/May/14 with Russtygibbons

Russtygibbons - Lead rpt - 04/May/14 with richardashe

M_Robinson - Lead O/S - 03/May/14 with DanielGyi

hutchay - Lead O/S - 18/Apr/14 with Miriam Billig

EmilyElouise - 2nd O/S - 18/Apr/14

Hidden - TR O/S - 23/Sep/13

Hidden - 2nd - 13/Jul/13

Pete Rigby - Lead O/S - 01/Jun/13 with Kelli Roberts

kelliroberts3 - 2nd - 01/Jun/13 with Peter Rigby

riddle - Lead O/S - 03/May/13 with P Radford

twilkinson-dix - 2013 with dave parker

Jillybean - 2nd - 30/Oct/12 with Brad

cpt_crunch - 2nd - 14/Oct/12 with Jim Hulbert

Chris Redding - TR O/S - 13/Oct/12 with Jim Hulbert

First E1 lead, eliminate start that is impossible to protect- you can only thread the cave to stop a fall into the sea. Once you are a third of the way up the climbing is much easier and pleasant. great route.
spidermonkey09 - Lead O/S - 13/Oct/12 with Brad Staniforth

Not sure if I climbed this or sunset boulevard. Start was a bit hard and poorly protected. Quite eliminate.
Joris.Roulleau - Lead O/S - 29/Sep/12 with Mike McKenna

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 28/Aug/12

2011 CC guide indicates that this is the line of Sunset Boulevard - Breaking Wind is to the left, between this and Sea Mist
John Brayshaw - TR RP - 26/Aug/12 with Erica

Avoided first cruxy moves (moist rock), but moved back in and finished up the slab.
Alex Thompson - Lead dnf - 23/Jun/12 with Dan Lane

The initial few metres, which is the crux, are underprotected.
masa-alpin - Lead O/S - 04/Jun/12 with Lee P

richiebongo - Lead O/S - 04/Jun/12 with Nick Smith, Jon Didymus

No sleep last night
Jon Didymus - Lead dnf - 04/Jun/12 with Rich

Really lovely technical moves. The start is the hardest and gets easier as you move up. Awful to almost no gear which is why it was top-roped.
Morgan P - TR β - 06/May/12 with Tara O'Neil

Kevster - Lead O/S - 06/Apr/12

tonevert - 2nd - 06/Apr/12 with Kevin Faux

Rob_Webster - 2012

Hidden - Lead - 17/Sep/11

Ollie B - Lead O/S - 29/Aug/11 with R.Thomas

simoncov - 2nd O/S - 30/May/11 with Rich Lade

Yet another chump who wanted to do sea mist and was led by the old CC guide onto this. Hard start on small holds, small wires, tight line that is not very good or very independent, but worth doing if you've done the others there. Threw down a few big loose holds that were threatening my belayer, but there is still a big rotten flake high on the lower face to watch out for.
jacobjlloyd - Lead O/S - 20/Feb/11 with Ajeeth Ibrahim, Oliver Brend, Stephen Elsmere, Roger Kirke

RKirke - 2nd dog - 20/Feb/11

oliver.ghill91 - TR - 19/Feb/11 with Zardoz

Rory Shaw - 2011

dj hannaford - TR O/S - 2011

cheesey959 - TR O/S - 2011

mwatson - 2011

jas128 - TR O/S - 07/Aug/10

last in a party of three, leader did Pink 'Un and second got all the gear out, so I was free to do this. Very nice moves, slightly awkward start.
fchris - 2nd O/S - 07/Aug/10

Hidden - TR O/S - 07/Aug/10

Better than I remember great easy 5b moves to start which need confidence.
Ed morris - Lead rpt - 04/Aug/10

Robin Head - TR O/S - 11/Jul/10 with Tom D

Tom Downes - TR - 11/Jul/10 with Robin Head

The first few pieces of gear aren't great. Good Zero 5 but very low, a pants zero 6 for the crux and a good zero 3 higher up.
Paul Phillips - UKC and UKH - Lead O/S - 30/May/10 with Katya Sourkova

Katya - 2nd - 30/May/10 with Paul

Hidden - TR O/S - 01/Aug/09

Hidden - Lead O/S - 09/May/09

The Mountain Goat - 2nd rpt - 09/May/09 with Rich and Wicks

robman - 2nd O/S - 02/May/09 with Tim

Scary start, I didn't do the straight pull from the triangular hole and had to traverse left a bit and back onto the route 2m above. The rest was a nice cruise with enough small wires and cams.
jonnybull - Lead O/S - May/09

Hard to adequately protect the first few moves
bpmclimb - Lead O/S - 11/May/08 with Clare

horrible start
Ed morris - TR O/S - 10/May/08 with -

Pointless climb
ASchwirtz - Lead O/S - 26/Aug/07

First E1
alexharv3y - Lead O/S - 25/Aug/07 with Kate

janegallwey - Lead - 2007

Very hard first moves then things ease conciderably. Possible first E1 lead
The Mountain Goat - 2nd O/S - 14/Oct/06 with Dom Sellers

Somerset swede basher - Lead O/S - 14/Oct/06

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 14/Oct/06

hailtryfan - TR - Mar/06 with AJ Bowley

irish paul - Lead O/S - 26/Feb/06 with Rob Stich

Bern - 2006

Jason Gotel - Lead - May/05 with Pippa Lansdown

Lev - Lead O/S - Nov/04

Hidden - 2nd - 14/Nov/99

Hidden - Lead O/S - 1990

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