Sunset Boulevard

1 Stars
Technical
 HVS 5a

Adjacent Routes
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24m. From the low cave climb the left-hand side of the slab by a series of mantelshelves then finish easily up the headwall above.
FA. Dave Jones 16.4.81

USER COMMENTS

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.
Nick Eaton - 24/May/05

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.
Jonathan Miles - 16/Oct/06

Agreed. I tried to go direct up the centre of the slab (shown as Sunset Boulevard route in Rockfax) but looked 5b/5c (unprotected), so decided to play it safe and come in from the left. Lovely moves. Really enjoyable.
Amie - 08/Jul/12

Above comment refers to the 1995 guidebook. The lines in the 2009 guidebook for this section are correct.
Alan James - Rockfax - 08/Jul/12

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