Midlothian > Ratho Quarry >
Ouroborus Eliminate* E3 5c

Adjacent Climbs
<< Artho
Ouroborus >>
[Seb attempting to Onsight Ouroborus eliminate, 2 kb]A hard move to leave the ground (micro wires protect) gains the sloping ledge. From here a strenuous moves up the sharp Arête leads up to the crux of Ouroborus which is rather contrasting. From here head left along ledges to escape along Ouroborus or head up and right for an interesting finish.

Photo: Seb attempting to Onsight Ouroborus eliminate © JamieSparkes
Submit a new photo of this climb.

This climb is in 21 logbooks, and on 1 wishlist.

Good lead by Will! Right hand finish from the flake.
Dr Toph - 2nd rpt - 20/Aug/14 with Will

redjerry - Lead - 20/Aug/14 with Stevie Weir

Was able to do the moves but not in a fashion where I could have placed the gear on the lead.
Stevie989 - 2nd β - 20/Aug/14 with redjerry

Wanted this for a while. Right hand finish fantastic - bold but easy.
salix - Lead O/S - 20/Aug/14 with Topher

Hidden - 2014

Fell from the top of the crack when my jam popped. Got straight back on and nailed it....Doh! Nice finish up and to the right, nothing too hard but very run out. Wouldn't have wanted to fall from there!
stugreen75 - Lead dog - 16/Jul/12 with dominic jeff

Nice climbing
SeanB - 2nd O/S - 05/May/12 with Neil Carnegie

Wee slip at the start and I *suppose* I *slightly* weighted the gear after I hit the ground...
Fultonius - Lead O/S - 28/Aug/11 with Ross Barnes

Self-belay. I used 2 fixed ropes to self belay this due to the angle of the route. :o)
Denpov - TR RP - 28/Jun/11

Self-belay, failed attempt. Will try again. :o)
Denpov - TR dnf - 20/Jun/11

jameshiggins - 2nd O/S - 07/May/11 with Neil Adams

Neil Adams - Lead O/S - 07/May/11 with Jim Higgins

Hidden - Lead RP - Mar/11

Right hand finish is lovely, and run-out. Well recommended.
Dr Toph - Lead O/S - 17/May/10 with Davide

very hard to leave the ground but once the ledge is gained nice sustained climbing with plenty of gear into the crux of ouroborus.
JamieSparkes - 2nd dog - 11/Apr/10 with Liyen Nhuyen

A lead bloody dog again!! Nice route, sorry rock!
sebrider - Lead dog - 11/Apr/10 with Jamie

whispering nic - 2nd O/S - Jul/09 with Ali Cashman

Seems hard and thin for grade and needs a good clean.
Chad123 - AltLd rpt - 24/Apr/09 with Duncan

andymoin - TR dnf - 21/Apr/06 with Jamy McFarlane

right hand finish at top quite exciting. Well worth heading left if you want the full experience. Well worth heading left if you have got more than 2 brain cells!
mgeek - Lead O/S - 2002 with Tony Stone

Bruce Kerr - Lead - 01/Jul/83 with Lindsay Rennie

Users with this climb on their wishlist are:

Total votes cast 17
hard E40 of 5
E40 of 5
easy E40 of 5
hard E30 of 5
E35 of 5
easy E30 of 5
hard E20 of 5
E20 of 5
easy E20 of 5
hard 6a0 of 7
6a0 of 7
easy 6a0 of 7
hard 5c2 of 7
5c5 of 7
easy 5c0 of 7
hard 5b0 of 7
5b0 of 7
easy 5b0 of 7
3 Stars0 of 5
2 Stars2 of 5
1 Star3 of 5
0 Stars0 of 5
Bag of .....0 of 5
Please Login as Existing User to rate this climb.
Style of ascent

Lead10 of 21 (47.6%)
Followed6 of 21 (28.6%)
Toproped3 of 21 (14.3%)
Alt Leads1 of 21 (4.8%)
Unknown1 of 21 (4.8%)

'Climbed'3 of 21 (14.3%)
clean O/S8 of 21 (38.1%)
clean β1 of 21 (4.8%)
clean rpt2 of 21 (9.5%)
clean RP2 of 21 (9.5%)
dogged3 of 21 (14.3%)
dnf2 of 21 (9.5%)