Weekend Whipper: “Jordan Express” (5.13d), Jordan

Marwan Maayta takes a whip on Jordan Express (8b/5.13d). It is at a crag called Iraq al-Damaj, in the governorate of Ajloun, in the north or Jordan.

By Rock and Ice | February 12th, 2021

Nothing crazy this week, but a nice solid whip from someplace other than the Red River Gorge, where it seems like 99% of our whipper submissions come from 🙄

Marwan Maayta takes a whip on Jordan Express (8b/5.13d). It is at a crag called Iraq al-Damaj, in the governorate of Ajloun, in the north or Jordan. Louis Villareal is on belay.

Explains Maayta, “It was bolted by Slovenian climbers in an adidas-sponsored trip in 2014, including Klemen BeÄŤan, Anja BeÄŤan, Mina MarkoviÄŤ, and Luka Fonda.”

The route follows a series of sharp crimps up the overhanging limestone wall.

“If I was able to get my left foot up,” Maaya says. “I would have had been able to clip and rest, but my right arm was just too pumped because I spent a lot of time adjusting throughout the crux.”

He still hasn’t sent but he’s getting closer. “Hopefully I will be moving a little faster next time!” he says.

Happy Friday and climb safe this weekend!

 

 


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