2 Stars
 E3 5c

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The left-hand continuous crack system is tough. Start as for H.P.D. but move right to the crack. Protection is good and the holds keep appearing but the whole thing is quite hard work.
FA. Peter Biven 1956. FFA. Ed Drummond 1975


A fine, well protected route
Geraldine Taylor - 27/Jul/03

Certainly is well protected. You could put about 8 bombproof runners in the steep half.
Justin Shiels - 24/Apr/04

Nice to see this has finally come down to E3
Matt - 18/May/05

Nice technically sustained route. Although steep, it is not that pumpy if relatively fit. Found distinctly less strenuous than Billy Whizz.
Stephen Robinson - 03/Nov/06

Did this and Billy Whizz tonight. Boulevard has 1 move to get established on the headwall followed by big holds to the top. Billy whizz has the hard move at the top after sustained climbing. Billy whizz has definitly got to be the same grade. Both routes are well protected, both routes are 5c and Billy whizz is more sustained.
craig d - 27/Apr/07

A very rewarding route with the crux just off the ledge, where I took welcomed rests before atacking the first and hardest move. Jugs at the top if you've enough left to pull on them! 5c yes and E something. Three stars.
Simon Shaw - 09/May/07

Great to get it first go after struggling with Billy Whizz. Agree with Simon Shaw re crux.
Jon Leighton - 04/Oct/09

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