Monday, September 5, 2011

AdK sends Ray of Light

Arjan de Kock claimed the first South African ascent of "Ray of Light" 8B this past weekend in Rocklands. Arjan began trying the problem last season, but only unlocked the crux sequence earlier this year. Success was close several weeks ago when he climbed the whole line but was unable to claim it officially after dabbing his spotter on the dyno midway (with a solid kick to the chest!). The send was delayed even further as the thin cracks broke the skin on the tops of Arjan's fingers after just two or so attempts, thus only allowing him one brief session every two weeks.

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