Climbing / Climbers / Jordan Buys
Name: Jordan Buys - MOON Ambassador
Interview: Moon Climbing / January 2013
Moon Climbing – When and where did you start climbing?
Jordan - It was way back around 1998 when I met my now wife Naomi and her bro, they got me pretty psyched by the whole thing and took me out trad climbing and to the retro Barden climbing wall which was uber technical, and often housed legends like Jerry Peel. They even had one of the original s7 campus boards there above the door to aspire to.
Moon Climbing – Do you have a favorite style of climbing (traditional, sport, bouldering etc)?
Jordan - I just want to do everything!!
Moon Climbing – You are stuck on a desert island with just one route and one boulder. Which ones would you choose and why?
Jordan - Hmmm, Rainshadow direct extension project and Livin’ Large Nalle’s huge 8C arete boulder problem. These would keep me busy for a while while I made a boat out of coconuts!!
Moon Climbing – Who is your climbing hero or inspiration and why?
Jordan - Just anyone who has got over a serious hurdle in life to achieve what that want but have remained a great person in the process and is still humble.
Moon Climbing - How often do you climb?
Jordan - Probably 3 times a week
Moon Climbing – Where and how often do you train and for how many hours per week?
Jordan - My woodie, Boulder UK and Rockover, I try to never train for more than two hours else I find Im just battering myself and my skin..
Moon Climbing – What kind of training do you do?
Jordan - Campusing, finger boarding, one arm pull ups, rings and climbing on a systems board.
Moon Climbing - Your top training tip or tips?
Jordan - Be specific, replicate you goals. Let that be angle, hold type number of moves or minutes. Be clever.
Moon Climbing – The climbing achievement you are most proud of and why?
Jordan - Well some of the trad onsights I achieved were a real battle of the mind and whilst some of these had relatively easy moves compared to some boulder problems or bolted lines I m proad of committing to a sequence and making it work.
Moon Climbing - What is your opinion on competitions? Good, bad or indifferent?
Jordan - Yeah all good.
Moon Climbing – Your goals for 2013?
Jordan - Just keep progressing and hopefully finish off the 9a at Malham I got close to last year and be a happy person