Jordan Buys - Paralogism + Keswickian - great sends and some cool photos...
Firstly went to the Roaches with friends and the weather was amazing for November. Tops off if you were that keen, it was baking. I pottered for a while not really expecting much in the heat. Everyone was having a great day just doing easy routes.
Paralogism E7 6C
Then John Roberts and Jon Read got on Paralogism the funky E7 6c roof with a bit of persuasion from me....As it cooled down i decided to have a crack at flashing it, the first two pulls on got me through the first bit but, feeling something was not quite right, I down climbed the hard bit which seemed a bit stiff. On the ground I took my boots off, had a word with myself. Then when suited and booted up again I went for the crush. I felt steady away and to be honest I cant remember much other than a large crowd of spectators...!
The Keswickian E8 7A
The next day we went up to Gouther crag near Shap in the lakes. I had been up earlier the previous week and top roped Adam Hocking's The Keswickian cleanly twice. This stunning E8 7a climbs up very easy ground before arranging gear on a massive sling to reduce drag as you pull through the roof above on amazing holds. Not 'amazing' as in massive holds but in that to make them work allsorts of heel funk has to be employed to make the sequence work.
Look out for amazing photos of Jordan from Mike Hutton and Alex Messenger in next months UK magazines...!
Jordan sending Paralogism on flash E7 6C.....