8 March 2022

4x+1 flash by Will Bosi

William Bosi has done three 8B's in one day out of which, one was a flash, 4X+1 (8B) in Bowderstone. (c) Elle Duffield

How did you prepare for the flash and what kind of beta did you have?
I had one video which was of the first ascent, so I knew the sequence but couldn’t really tell the feet. Therefore to prepare for the flash I spent about twenty minutes looking from start to end for feet and exactly where the holds are. I also knew I would be too small for the knee bar used by the first ascent, so I spent most of the time looking for other foot options for that move. Then I warmed up and sent Filp Opera 8B before getting on it.

What are your 2022 comp and outdoor plans?
I decided to take a break from competition this year to climb outside more, so I’ve been focused just on training over the last couple months. Hopefully heading out to mainland Europe soon!
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