Jack Masel from Perth joined Hong Kong Will and I for the month, strong and fit, straight from the gym. It was obvious from the start of the trip he would be the one throwing down on this trip. Jack had never sent 8b/31 and I knew that Lightning at Lei Pi Shan was one of the best I had ever done so that was the target for him. I mentioned before the trip to him to get really fit and learn to rest on a jug in the gym. The moves by themselves wouldn't be a problem.
|Its business time. Forget the pump, remember your sequence and pull down on the crimps! |
Jack on Lightning 8b at Lei Pi Shan. Photo: Myself.
|After climbing Single Life 8a which is the first half of Lightning 8b, being able to recover on the jug is key to sending the full rig. Here Jack executes the relaxed knee bar rest position perfectly. Photo: Myself.|
|Trying hard on Kill the Boss 7c+, Lei Pi Shan. Photo: Jack Masel.|
|We spent one day at Moon Hill and I managed to snap this shot of Will being lowered of Moonwalker 7c.|
|View from the back of the cave. Photo: Karma.|
|Spying a line while looking at the pockets which would become the crux of Outcast 7c+/8a. |
With Raul Sauco. Photo: Karma.
|Lots of real estate to bolt here. Photo: Karma.|
|The outcast returning home for the day. Photo: Karma.|
|Setting up for the crux throw of Outcast at The Field Cave. Photo: Lee Sam Sukmoo.|
|Catching the crux move on Outcast. The grade is up for debate 7c+/8a.|
Photo: Lee Sam Sukmoo.
|Little Bastard 8a. Last day bonus send at White Mountain. Photo: Connor Dickinson.|