Route Grade Votings
Total votes cast 6
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.
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.
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.
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.
Above comment refers to the 1995 guidebook. The lines in the 2009 guidebook for this section are correct.