Tiger Cat 8c flash by Jorge Diaz-Rullo

6 October 2022

Jorge Diaz-Rullo has been in Australia since mid September and has logged four 8c+ routes including one he upgraded and one he downgraded, each of which were Tom O'Halloran FAs. Last Sunday, Jorge flashed Tiger Cat (8c) in Blue Mountains. (c) Sasha Gerzha

On Insta, Jorge says it is his hardest flash ever. "A hard route with so much endurance, dynamics moves, technical moves and some holds that require so much precision."

Jake Bresnehan gave him the running beta. "I went up the climb in short sections (1 or 2 bolts at a time) and explained my beta and a few other options for the tricky sections I knew. We are very similar heights so my beta was pretty spot on. He was a little nervous with the first move and down climbed a few times to the ground to gather some composure. Once he committed he was in the zone and nailed everything. One of the most inspiring things I have seen."

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