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Padding up the exposed finish of ‘Elegy’, E2 5c, at the Roaches, Staffordshire.
© si cooke, May 2008
Route: Elegy (E2 5c)
Climbers: Kieran Leary
Camera used: Pentax Optio W30
5*VOTING: number of votes 31
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It doesn't feel that steep....but this is the view from the top of Valkyrie.
si cooke - 14/Jan/09
its the next couple of moves that made me decide to move away from gritstone!!
Urgles - 14/Jan/09
Great photo. Provoked rather unpleasant sensations.. surely worth 5 stars.
Dave Foster - 15/Jan/09
In reply to The Pylon King: Why what happened? Did you fall off? Did you get scared? The move after this is definitely harder than the previous few, though the crux is further down.
kareylarey - 15/Jan/09
Is a side runner that high normal?
205Chris - 15/Jan/09
The high side runner is probably a bit high - but seeing as this was one of 16yr old Kieran's first few extreme leads and I had this 'duty of care: style of ascent' tussle going on in my head, being his supervising teacher - I told him to put it in! (and there is consent to post the pic on here...)
si cooke - 16/Jan/09
Good effort to the lad!
205Chris - 16/Jan/09
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