24m.

Rockfax Description
From the low cave climb the left-hand side of the slab by a series of mantelshelves then finish easily up the headwall above. © Rockfax

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The Mountain Goat 16 Oct, 2006 Show βeta
βeta: I agree with the previous comment about the line, any further left and your on "Breaking Wind" which has a start far too hard to be 5a. The line felt a bit artificial far too easy to move right to easy ground if necessary.
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βeta: I agree with the previous comment about the line, any further left and your on "Breaking Wind" which has a start far too hard to be 5a. The line felt a bit artificial far too easy to move right to easy ground if necessary.
O. C. Curmudgeon 24 May, 2005 Show βeta
βeta: I think I've made some sense of the 2 routes on the slab from the definitive guide. Breaking Wind (E1 5b) goes up the slab directly above the cave - this is the line marked as Sunset Boulevard in the Rockfax topo. Sunset Boulevard (HVS 5a) which is described as "a series of mantleshelf moves" I think goes up the left of the slab just right of the arete - even though the definitive guide says climb the centre of the slab! Hope that makes sense.
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βeta: I think I've made some sense of the 2 routes on the slab from the definitive guide. Breaking Wind (E1 5b) goes up the slab directly above the cave - this is the line marked as Sunset Boulevard in the Rockfax topo. Sunset Boulevard (HVS 5a) which is described as "a series of mantleshelf moves" I think goes up the left of the slab just right of the arete - even though the definitive guide says climb the centre of the slab! Hope that makes sense.
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UserDateStyleNotes & Partners
JorgeR 6 May Lead O/S Not as hard as expected?
Not as hard as expected?
nimajneb 21 Apr Lead O/S
gem_stone12 21 Apr 2nd O/S
Hidden 6 Apr Lead O/S
evhall 6 Apr Lead O/S
with Jim
with Jim
JamesWilliams 1 Apr Lead Can't really tell if your in this or the E1 such a narrow wall
Can't really tell if your in this or the E1 such a narrow wall
samcd96 ?? -
goshawk ?? -
Maynard 28 May, 2018 -
CameronH 7 May, 2018 Lead rpt
Hidden 7 May, 2018 2nd O/S
Dan0Me 25 Mar, 2018 Lead O/S Not sure if I was to far left but it felt more like vs
Not sure if I was to far left but it felt more like vs
Moritz L 25 Mar, 2018 2nd O/S
with Dan0Me
with Dan0Me
Emily-Cooper 12 Nov, 2017 2nd RP Fell retrieving an out of my reach cam, did ground up :,)
Fell retrieving an out of my reach cam, did ground up :,)
imogen.fish 12 Nov, 2017 Lead O/S
Felix Ottey 15 Oct, 2017 Lead O/S Hard to know if I was on line, I think I was but it felt soft for HVS.
Hard to know if I was on line, I think I was but it felt soft for HVS.
hfotheri 22 Jul, 2017 2nd O/S
with simon
with simon
rowlandh 24 Jun, 2017 2nd
CameronH 24 Jun, 2017 Lead O/S
Jonoban 27 May, 2017 Lead
Miss_Dani 27 May, 2017 2nd O/S
with Jonoban
with Jonoban
MeghanSexytown 27 May, 2017 2nd Such a fun climb! Watch out for some loose flakes, but apart from that a stellar climb!
Such a fun climb! Watch out for some loose flakes, but apart from that a stellar climb!
kierankeavy 27 May, 2017 Lead O/S Cool route!
Cool route!
Hidden 17 Apr, 2017 Lead O/S
Hidden 9 Apr, 2017 2nd O/S
msoldn ??, 2017 Lead O/S
with Thomasina
with Thomasina
Andy Clarke 9 Aug, 2016 Lead O/S Neat technical moves at the start. Good climbing in an attractive position.
with Simon
Neat technical moves at the start. Good climbing in an attractive position.
with Simon
Hidden 6 Aug, 2016 TR O/S
Pete Randall 23 Jul, 2016 Lead rpt
with Dave, cdpuk
with Dave, cdpuk
cdpuk 23 Jul, 2016 2nd O/S
Trobbo 8 May, 2016 2nd
with dave cundy
with dave cundy
Sophie Nunn 2 May, 2016 Lead O/S
with Jack
with Jack
catty_9 12 Mar, 2016 2nd O/S
steve_gibbs 12 Mar, 2016 Lead O/S
with Matt Chandy
with Matt Chandy
Angrypenguin 12 Mar, 2016 Lead dog Rested at the crux, didn't work it out fast enough and my arms ran out.
with catty_9
Rested at the crux, didn't work it out fast enough and my arms ran out.
with catty_9
stalbot 12 Mar, 2016 Lead O/S
myrddinmuse 12 Mar, 2016 2nd Cool few moves up the start of lab.
with stalbot
Cool few moves up the start of lab.
with stalbot
Hidden 28 Feb, 2016 Lead dnf
Luke Brooks 28 Feb, 2016 2nd
with KB83
with KB83
Charlie Low 27 Feb, 2016 Lead O/S
with Jo Hicks
with Jo Hicks
Hidden 26 Sep, 2015 2nd O/S
Andy England 1 Aug, 2015 Lead O/S Fantastic climb.
Fantastic climb.
Hidden 1 Aug, 2015 Lead O/S
Hidden 1 Aug, 2015 2nd
Andy Chubb 25 Jul, 2015 Lead O/S Lots of confusion between the CC Guide and Rockfax. CC has Breakingwind to the left of Sunset Boulevard, Rockfax the other way round. We did the left had line which fitted the description of a 'series of mantleshelves'. Never E1. HVS 4c would be generous.
with Nick Gregory
Lots of confusion between the CC Guide and Rockfax. CC has Breakingwind to the left of Sunset Boulevard, Rockfax the other way round. We did the left had line which fitted the description of a 'series of mantleshelves'. Never E1. HVS 4c would be generous.
with Nick Gregory
The_Boy_ODwyer 7 Apr, 2015 2nd
mike lawrence? 7 Apr, 2015 Lead
Hidden 4 Apr, 2015 2nd O/S
Hidden 21 Mar, 2015 Lead O/S
Joel Miller 21 Mar, 2015 2nd
youwillfindjimbo 16 Nov, 2014 Lead O/S
with dan ely
with dan ely
pauldrew 13 Sep, 2014 Lead
with Ali Hutton
with Ali Hutton
katiep 12 Sep, 2014 Lead O/S Difficult to find the right line, one hard move to get the break and then rock over. Tried to stay away from the arete as much as possible
with callans
Difficult to find the right line, one hard move to get the break and then rock over. Tried to stay away from the arete as much as possible
with callans
Hidden 6 Sep, 2014 Lead O/S
Pete Randall 6 Sep, 2014 2nd O/S
with JulianB
with JulianB
Hidden 18 Aug, 2014 2nd
matjam 15 Aug, 2014 2nd O/S
Hidden 8 Aug, 2014 Lead O/S
philboy 8 Aug, 2014 2nd
Owen W-G 3 Aug, 2014 Lead O/S Bit confused what i was supposed to do, avoided the arete of sea mist as best i could but still this felt v easy indeed. Whatever.
with Sean
Bit confused what i was supposed to do, avoided the arete of sea mist as best i could but still this felt v easy indeed. Whatever.
with Sean
robw007 19 Jul, 2014 -
Hidden ?Jul, 2014 2nd O/S
Hidden 7 Jun, 2014 Lead O/S
Russtygibbons 4 May, 2014 2nd β
richardashe 4 May, 2014 Lead O/S
Olli-C 3 May, 2014 Lead O/S No way E1, quite eliminate and very escapable.
No way E1, quite eliminate and very escapable.
EmilyElouise 21 Apr, 2014 Lead O/S
Hardcore Pat 21 Apr, 2014 Lead O/S
with Dr Julie
with Dr Julie
Big Lee 18 Apr, 2014 Lead O/S The initial wall was the crux with a tricky rock-over. Then easier with height.
The initial wall was the crux with a tricky rock-over. Then easier with height.
hutchay 18 Apr, 2014 Lead O/S
with Emily Palmer
with Emily Palmer
Murilo Lessa 18 Apr, 2014 2nd O/S Balancy and interesting start.
with Lee Harisson
Balancy and interesting start.
with Lee Harisson
miriamclaire ?Apr, 2014 2nd
pftom 29 Mar, 2014 Lead O/S
gurumed 29 Sep, 2013 Lead β
with Kenny
with Kenny
gjd 29 Sep, 2013 Lead O/S
with Hutch
with Hutch
Sut 22 Sep, 2013 -
Dan Hostford 26 Aug, 2013 Lead
with George Hostford
with George Hostford
beakerburgess 26 Aug, 2013 Lead O/S
lydiag 26 Aug, 2013 2nd O/S
with Will Johnson
with Will Johnson
John Dale 5 Aug, 2013 2nd
with Dave Wagg
with Dave Wagg
Hidden 13 Jul, 2013 Lead O/S
Gareth T 7 Jul, 2013 Lead O/S
with Tim Popplestone
with Tim Popplestone
Hidden 2 Jun, 2013 Lead O/S
Hidden 4 May, 2013 2nd
Hidden 4 May, 2013 2nd O/S
Glyn Davidson 4 May, 2013 Lead O/S
twilkinson-dix ??, 2013 -
with dave parker
with dave parker
cheesey959 18 Nov, 2012 Lead O/S
SteveM 22 Sep, 2012 Lead
kitkat78 22 Sep, 2012 2nd
with SteveM
with SteveM
Dave Reeve 22 Sep, 2012 Lead O/S
with Tony Payne
with Tony Payne
monkeyman79 23 Aug, 2012 Lead O/S
with Andy Makinson
with Andy Makinson
Mark Young ?Aug, 2012 Lead O/S
with Helen
with Helen
riven 23 Jun, 2012 2nd O/S
with Joe T
with Joe T
Hidden 23 Jun, 2012 Lead
Dan Lane 23 Jun, 2012 2nd O/S very eliminate so feels a bit rubbish for that reason.
very eliminate so feels a bit rubbish for that reason.
hels bels 1 Jun, 2012 TR O/S
Mike Hood 24 May, 2012 Lead
with NathanW
with NathanW
benjih2o 19 May, 2012 Lead
with peter baily
with peter baily
partz 5 May, 2012 Lead O/S Very good, nice and technical
Very good, nice and technical
Henry Brown 5 May, 2012 2nd
with partz
with partz
HIGHTOWER 4 May, 2012 Lead O/S
with Luke Watts, Jonno
with Luke Watts, Jonno
NathanW ?May, 2012 2nd O/S
s.c.white 28 Apr, 2012 -
with Alessio Tait, Lauren Wallis
with Alessio Tait, Lauren Wallis
Dave Rumney 7 Apr, 2012 2nd
with Tanya Milner, Sean Roberts
with Tanya Milner, Sean Roberts
asmith37 6 Apr, 2012 2nd O/S
Hidden 6 Apr, 2012 Lead O/S
Rob_Webster ??, 2012 -
cymjt ??, 2012 -
Tom Wayman ??, 2012 Lead
BicepAndrews 15 Oct, 2011 Lead O/S
with Amy Mason
with Amy Mason
Ceridwen 2 Oct, 2011 Lead O/S
with Andy Mosienko
with Andy Mosienko
Dibdawg 1 Oct, 2011 Lead O/S
with Ramiro Villanueva
with Ramiro Villanueva
Hidden 28 Aug, 2011 2nd O/S
max_chan 27 Aug, 2011 Lead O/S
with Will
with Will
bigglesbutcha 27 Aug, 2011 Lead O/S
Simon Holden (LCandCC) 27 Aug, 2011 2nd O/S
with Tim Butcher
with Tim Butcher
Hidden 27 Aug, 2011 2nd O/S
iceicebaby 22 Aug, 2011 2nd O/S easier than Pink 'un!!
easier than Pink 'un!!
mikecollins 21 Aug, 2011 Lead O/S
Lauradavies23 21 Aug, 2011 2nd
Ralfy 13 Aug, 2011 Lead O/S
with Julie
with Julie
Hidden 12 Aug, 2011 Lead O/S
fjellogpadleskole 2 Aug, 2011 Lead
fjellogpadleskole 2 Aug, 2011 Lead
Fatboy1000 25 Jun, 2011 2nd O/S
Hidden 25 Jun, 2011 2nd O/S
Hidden 25 Jun, 2011 -
beakerburgess 19 Jun, 2011 2nd O/S
with joem
with joem
joem 19 Jun, 2011 Lead O/S first HVS woooop
first HVS woooop
Hidden 22 Apr, 2011 2nd O/S
Lev 22 Apr, 2011 Lead rpt
with Emma
with Emma
EmilyElouise 21 Apr, 2011 2nd O/S
Hidden 21 Apr, 2011 Lead O/S
Rob84 16 Apr, 2011 Lead O/S
with Naomi Cornish
with Naomi Cornish
oliver.ghill91 19 Feb, 2011 Lead
with Alkis
with Alkis
Jo Davison 19 Feb, 2011 2nd O/S
JonBrown 19 Feb, 2011 Lead O/S Leading for freshers.
Leading for freshers.
dswansonlow 19 Feb, 2011 Lead O/S
with sarp
with sarp
Alkis 12 Feb, 2011 2nd O/S
Paul Boggis ??, 2011 Lead
Richard James Edmunds ??, 2011 Lead
np134 16 Oct, 2010 Lead O/S
with A. Shah
with A. Shah
Hidden 16 Oct, 2010 Lead O/S
Geras 9 Oct, 2010 Lead did this better 2nd time around. clean no falls.
with thesfg
did this better 2nd time around. clean no falls.
with thesfg
Hidden 2 Oct, 2010 2nd O/S
DaNo123 28 Aug, 2010 2nd
with shaun
with shaun
greedo 24 Aug, 2010 Lead O/S
with Emma imc, Dan
with Emma imc, Dan
ian d f 10 Aug, 2010 Lead O/S
with Grace Chuchla
with Grace Chuchla
tigertim 8 Aug, 2010 Lead O/S
with Steve Hordley
with Steve Hordley
Hidden ?Aug, 2010 Lead O/S
Hidden ?Aug, 2010 -
Tom Downes 11 Jul, 2010 2nd
Robin Head 11 Jul, 2010 Lead O/S
TM_Horton ?Jun, 2010 2nd very fun climb with nice holds !
with ed
very fun climb with nice holds !
with ed
Paul Phillips - UKC and UKH 30 May, 2010 2nd O/S
with Katya
with Katya
Katya 30 May, 2010 Lead
with Paul
with Paul
Ed morris 26 May, 2010 Lead O/S Stopper move rocking up onto the right hand end of the jug rail. Easy above. Very loose blocks at the top of the pink slab.
with Tom
Stopper move rocking up onto the right hand end of the jug rail. Easy above. Very loose blocks at the top of the pink slab.
with Tom
karmaclimbing 10 Apr, 2010 Lead O/S really enjoyed it first hvs and felt very confident. beautiful views.
really enjoyed it first hvs and felt very confident. beautiful views.
Byronius Maximus 5 Apr, 2010 2nd
with Twisty
with Twisty
Twisty 5 Apr, 2010 Lead O/S
with Byron Buck
with Byron Buck
Hidden 21 Feb, 2010 Lead O/S
Jon Hawes 21 Feb, 2010 2nd
James Oswald ??, 2010 - Second HVS. Only had one set of and ran out of small ones. Ran it out to the massive ledge. Awesome but it felt easy for HVS.
Second HVS. Only had one set of and ran out of small ones. Ran it out to the massive ledge. Awesome but it felt easy for HVS.
AlistairB 11 Oct, 2009 Lead O/S
with Qisheng Xie
with Qisheng Xie
Qisheng Xie 10 Oct, 2009 2nd O/S ICMC Pembroke Trip
ICMC Pembroke Trip
Daniel Wicks 10 Oct, 2009 Lead O/S
sonic46 14 Aug, 2009 2nd O/S
with Mike Kean
with Mike Kean
Mattzx6r 13 Aug, 2009 2nd O/S
with Stu
with Stu
dannyboy83 2 Aug, 2009 Lead O/S
with Alice
with Alice
Jimbo12c ?Apr, 2009 2nd
with simon Lane
with simon Lane
Jimbo12c ?Apr, 2009 2nd
with simon Lane
with simon Lane
garburn 2 Nov, 2008 Lead O/S
Ed Westwood 2 Nov, 2008 2nd O/S
with Nils Amelinckx
with Nils Amelinckx
Hidden 2 Aug, 2008 2nd
Kyle Rance 2 Aug, 2008 2nd
DrIan 2 Aug, 2008 Lead O/S Went out left on the traverse first basically the first move out to get on the face from the cave then straight up from there, then a bit right to the bottom end of the left slanting diagonal flake and two short but deep cracks in the middle of the face, straight on up the mantle shelfs. Is this right who knows! lot of confusion around this slab, ( E1 i think I agree with other comments looks like it is direct from cave as it looks to be pretty poor pro, until you get to the two deep cracks in the middle of the face)
with juergen
Went out left on the traverse first basically the first move out to get on the face from the cave then straight up from there, then a bit right to the bottom end of the left slanting diagonal flake and two short but deep cracks in the middle of the face, straight on up the mantle shelfs. Is this right who knows! lot of confusion around this slab, ( E1 i think I agree with other comments looks like it is direct from cave as it looks to be pretty poor pro, until you get to the two deep cracks in the middle of the face)
with juergen
Ben Watts 2 Aug, 2008 Lead O/S Was my first HVS lead, chose this as I had just climbed Sea mist so decided that If I got stuck i could escape out left to the arete. Lovely climb
with Kyle Rance
Was my first HVS lead, chose this as I had just climbed Sea mist so decided that If I got stuck i could escape out left to the arete. Lovely climb
with Kyle Rance
Hidden ?Jun, 2008 -
ksjs 9 May, 2008 Lead O/S nice climbing, slate-esque
nice climbing, slate-esque
Hidden 9 May, 2008 2nd O/S
RocknRoll 3 May, 2008 TR dnf According to RockFax this is a HVS 5a, I couldn't even get off the start. While doing Pink'un I could see there is precious little gear or holds. This can't be HVS 5a, previous comments about the confusion in the CC guide book etc. seem to bear this out.
with Matthew Theobold
According to RockFax this is a HVS 5a, I couldn't even get off the start. While doing Pink'un I could see there is precious little gear or holds. This can't be HVS 5a, previous comments about the confusion in the CC guide book etc. seem to bear this out.
with Matthew Theobold
Lauren Davies ?May, 2008 Lead O/S
with Heather, Rosie
with Heather, Rosie
eagleopus 12 Aug, 2007 TR O/S Didn't like the lack of protection at the start so top roped. Having climbed it and looked at it I had started on the E1 5b, so kinda explains a lot. The actual start is a lot better but further left, you need to traverse out onto it but not quite as far as sea mist. Kicking my self for not leading it now I know where the start is.
with Gareth
Didn't like the lack of protection at the start so top roped. Having climbed it and looked at it I had started on the E1 5b, so kinda explains a lot. The actual start is a lot better but further left, you need to traverse out onto it but not quite as far as sea mist. Kicking my self for not leading it now I know where the start is.
with Gareth
simoncov 6 May, 2007 2nd
with Rich Lade
with Rich Lade
shoulders 1 Apr, 2007 Lead O/S
with dai
with dai
janegallwey ??, 2007 Lead
Hidden 5 Nov, 2006 Lead O/S
The Mountain Goat 14 Oct, 2006 Lead O/S
with Amanda Furguson
with Amanda Furguson
Somerset swede basher 14 Oct, 2006 Lead O/S
masa-alpin 14 Oct, 2006 Lead O/S Belayed and seconded by Kelly.
Belayed and seconded by Kelly.
Misha 7 Oct, 2006 Lead O/S The CC guidebook is confusing. The climb directly up from the cave pillar must be the E1 'Breaking Wind'(poor gear low down where it matters, so wimped out), whereas 'Sunset Boulevard' must go up on the left hand side of the slab just to the right of 'Sea Mist'. Higher up it does not really matter as the slab soon gets easier.
with Mark
The CC guidebook is confusing. The climb directly up from the cave pillar must be the E1 'Breaking Wind'(poor gear low down where it matters, so wimped out), whereas 'Sunset Boulevard' must go up on the left hand side of the slab just to the right of 'Sea Mist'. Higher up it does not really matter as the slab soon gets easier.
with Mark
Rup D 9 Sep, 2006 2nd
with Nick Munn
with Nick Munn
Geras 9 Sep, 2006 Lead O/S No holds and no protection. is this really HVS 5a! Traveresed left and up on flake, then traversed right back finsihed stright up. I therby 'missed' what was probably the crux.
with Richard Nicholls
No holds and no protection. is this really HVS 5a! Traveresed left and up on flake, then traversed right back finsihed stright up. I therby 'missed' what was probably the crux.
with Richard Nicholls
chris wyatt ??, 2006 Lead O/S
richgac 28 Aug, 2005 Lead O/S
with Kelly
with Kelly
Sam and will 15 Aug, 2005 Lead O/S
with Anthony Bennett
with Anthony Bennett
Hidden ?Aug, 2005 2nd
al99 ?Aug, 2005 Lead O/S
Pythonist ??, 2005 AltLd O/S Self-belay back up the ab-rope.
Self-belay back up the ab-rope.
ASchwirtz 28 Aug, 2004 Lead O/S
Hidden ?Aug, 2004 Lead O/S
sara n 24 Jul, 2004 -
with Cheryl Mackway-Jones
with Cheryl Mackway-Jones
Hidden 10 Aug, 2002 Lead O/S
Neil Henson ??, 2002 TR
with Mark Collins
with Mark Collins
220bpm ?Aug, 2001 2nd Impressive lead from Dave. A fortnight in Font sure steels up the fingers!
with Dave
Impressive lead from Dave. A fortnight in Font sure steels up the fingers!
with Dave
Hidden 21 Aug, 1998 Lead O/S
Paul Boardman ??, 1997 Lead O/S
with Iain Boardman
with Iain Boardman
cornishben ??, 1997 Lead O/S
with Andy Connor
with Andy Connor
Hidden ??, 1996 -
Colin Edwards 22 Aug, 1995 TR
michael burrows 2 Jul, 1994 2nd
with john roberts
with john roberts
Hidden 1 Jun, 1994 2nd
Scott McRae ?Apr, 1993 2nd O/S
with Steve Jones
with Steve Jones
Andy Say 15 Apr, 1992 Lead
Martin Bennett 4 May, 1991 -
with MT
with MT
Hidden ??, 1990 Lead O/S
Hidden 10 May, 1987 Lead
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