Le Jaune Mechanique

1 Stars
 E4 5c

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Good climbing that weaves up the left edge of the huge Ocean Boulevard Wall. Start at a step in the rock platform. The pegs are now rusty.
1) 5c, 22m. Climb onto the left wall of the arete (thread) and continue (thread) to a shallow groove. Step right and up the left side of the arete (thread) to a belay on the fault-line (peg and thread).
2) 5b, 24m. Pass the overhang above on the right (peg) to join Barracuda to finish.
FA. Pete Oxley, Crispin Waddy 21.6.1986


The initial wall is deceptive, a well worthwhile climb, and if you are capable of climbing the route the rusty pegs won't bother you.
Brian Tilley - 29/Mar/00

Good route, best to do it in one pitch to avoid dodgy pegs in fault. Felt harder than Barracuda, but could have been a Sunday (work it out).
Richard White - 25/Mar/07

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