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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

FA. D.Jones (solo) 16/Apr/1981.

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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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The Great Valerio

Grade: HVS 5a ***
(Carreg-y-Barcud Area)