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Roasting The Ox** 5a

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[Burning fingers, 3 kb]18m. Climb the obvious arete on its left hand side. Climb up into the corner before heading out above to overhang. Delicate and technical climbing leads to a single lower off bolt. Use this or top out to a tree to get back down.

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This climb is in 55 logbooks, and on no wishlists.

Tom McCabe - Lead O/S - 07/Jun/14 with Bex Waring, Rebecca Lodge

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 06/Jun/14

The route was a bit wet making it harder than it should have been.
leerodgers84 - Lead O/S - 14/May/14 with Joe

rodge - Lead - 14/May/14

FionaNicholson - Lead O/S - 13/May/14 with Chris Smith

chris smith - Lead O/S - 21/Apr/14 with Malcolm watson

SomeClimbingGuy - Lead O/S - 01/Aug/13

duzinga - Lead O/S - 31/May/13 with Jie

Hidden - 2nd β - 07/May/13

a13x - Lead rpt - 02/May/13 with Pete Reynolds

alexm198 - Lead O/S - 17/Feb/13 with Caspian James, Ed Cromwell

SamWimpenny - Lead - 2013 with Dom Cordiner

Drew(yes im magic) - Lead - 16/Mar/12 with Child, Sam Oliver

malumb - Lead O/S - 29/Jan/12 with Rich Dagnam

Much better enjoyed this climb.
Connorsgrandad - TR - 29/Jul/11 with Karl gregory

UnkArl - Lead O/S - 27/Jul/11 with Dad

trueuk1 - Lead - 03/Jul/11

Alison2 - Lead O/S - 17/Jun/11 with Matthew Keeves

Hidden - TR - 16/May/11

a13x - Lead rpt - 11/May/11 with Tom Raine, Matthew Gibbings

alan1234 - Lead O/S - 07/May/11

Hidden - Lead O/S - 03/May/11

ed.burton - Lead - May/11

samoliver01 - Lead O/S - 22/Apr/11

Hidden - Lead - Mar/11

Julian Laidler - Lead rpt - 06/Feb/11

Pohil - 2011

vertigo - Lead β - 21/Oct/10 with Andrew Broadway

andybroadway - Lead O/S - 21/Oct/10 with Richard Dagnan

pumpy climb, perhaps graded harder than it is, but probably due to rock type
Julian Laidler - Lead RP - 12/Sep/10

Craig McMahon - Lead O/S - 13/Jul/10 with Sarah Follman

Trevera - Lead O/S - 13/Jul/10 with Craig McMahon

a13x - Lead rpt - 23/Jun/10 with Daniel Liu Yin

Placed trad gear between the 1st and 2nd bolt, but overall the best line I did here.
a13x - Lead O/S - 18/May/10 with Matthew Gibbings

inexperience led to this becoming my nemesis for a while , but cracked it on very first lead attempt.
Paul_Hardy - Lead RP - 2010

Little AndyH - Lead O/S - 09/Sep/09 with dumc

Bit vegetated at the bottom but soon turns into a nice route.
barney800 - Lead O/S - 09/Sep/09 with Andy Harrison

This felt easier than the 5!
Matt Bill Platypus - Lead O/S - 12/Jun/09 with Angela

Seemed straightforward after doing Bushwacking blues!!!
valentinesbabe - 2nd O/S - 12/Jun/09 with Matt Jones

Hidden - Lead O/S - 21/Mar/09

gilldando - 2nd dog - 19/May/08 with Mike

mikekeswick - Lead O/S - 19/May/08 with gill

-Danny-Boy-89 - 2nd dog - 18/May/08 with Jack Bray,John Scott

ablackett - Lead O/S - 13/May/08 with Andy Wallace

Rather satisfying climb, well good
john_boy_scottie1985 - Lead O/S - 23/Feb/08 with Jack Bary, Dan Burnett

robert10507 - Lead O/S - 2008 with Jack Bray, John Scott

seconded once
jak_005 - Lead RP - 2008 with robert humphries, john scott

Liam Martin - TR - 2008

Hidden - Lead O/S - 08/Aug/07

Easy, don't think I cheated...
Hetley - Lead O/S - 08/Aug/07 with Will Tarran

I think its F5b+ in the guide - which would make sense as I dont do F6b+ with those runouts!!
mark237 - Lead - 2007 with Steve Mullen

Sand in eyes- just after laser operation not a good idea!
ramsay8202.freeserve.co.uk - 2nd O/S - 14/May/02 with Craig Smith

craig h - Lead O/S - 25/Aug/99 with ?

Steve Crowe - 1999 with KM

John Pickles - Lead O/S - Jun/96 with Paul Willis

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Style of ascent

Lead44 of 55 (80.0%)
Followed6 of 55 (10.9%)
Toproped3 of 55 (5.5%)
Unknown2 of 55 (3.6%)

'Climbed'12 of 55 (21.8%)
clean O/S32 of 55 (58.2%)
clean β2 of 55 (3.6%)
clean rpt4 of 55 (7.3%)
clean RP3 of 55 (5.5%)
dogged2 of 55 (3.6%)