Thursday, May 10, 2012

Batu Caves, Damai, Kuala Lumpur (Part I)


What's up peeps?
Hope you guys are having a great day today!


Last week,
my friends and I flew to Kuala Lumpur for our rock climbing trip that was planned last year.
Our long awaited trip that has finally arrived!

It was a 5days trip to KL and boy were we all excited!
Most of us couldn't sleep the night before the trip. Excited like a little happy puppy!
About 12 of us who went on this trip! (9 guys 3 girls)

(Day 1)

We had an awesome time not to mention the excitement of
climbing outdoors for the 2nd time! Lots of ups and downs during the trip
as well as miscommunications but let's put that aside for now. 


I must say this is the 1st time I travel to KL just for climbing and only climbing!
No time for shopping but lots and lots of climbing!
We visited Camp 5 on the 1st day right after we touchdown.

Signing up and signing in to climb in Camp 5!

My Camp 5 member card

Auto Belay machine

View of the clouds from inside of the gym..Beautiful!

The Professional wall
(30m overhang)

Did a lot of lead climbing on the first day!



 From 5Cs to Grade 6A lead routes.

Lovin' my climbing pants!

Guess who I met in KL ...
Henley Hii
(Superstar winner from Sabah for Astro Talent Quest a few years back)

We went out for lunch and bumped into him!
Haven't seen him around for years and what are the odds of
bumping into him outside the elevator going up to Camp 5 on that day!

Lead Wall Route List
*click for better view*


Top Rope Route List I & II
*click for better view*

Roy and I had a little selfie moment!

Who did it better?

While we were all upstairs lead climbing chillin', the rest were downstairs bouldering!




 Camp 5 female washroom!
Lockers and showers provided!

After a long day of climbing,
we girls went back to Kenji's place while the boys crashed over at Jason's place.
When we got to Kenji's place, I saw this cutest thing running around the house!

His name is Poe!

Reminds me of Milo from the movie, The Mask!
Really adorable! He was really happy to see us!
This little fella wouldn't stop wagging its tail and jumping around!

(Day 2)

After a good night rest, we got up early and packed our bags for
the long awaited BATU CAVES!


Had an awesome breakfast before heading down to Batu Caves,Damai.

 Meatball soup
(Its really different how the meatball is there because
they serve the meatball in bunch instead of individual meatballs!)

Lo Mai Kai
(Glutinous rice with pork)

I must say this is the best Lo Mai Kai I have ever tasted!
John told me if I like this one then I would definitely love the ones in Hong Kong!

 Group photo time!

FINALLY arrived in Batu Caves!!
Beautiful right?

Donald and the rest of the guys got some
 snacks and bananas to snack on in case we get hungry!


Grade 5C top rope route


 Vince and Roy doing a multipitch on a 70m wall!

Vince going through a refresh course with us on how to set
an anchor properly and safe.

After Batu Caves,
we went to another climbing gym called Mad Monkeyz which was
at Wangsa Maju. Bought some durians on the way there!
While waiting for the rest to arrive, we were busy indulging in durians!




This a really cool climbing gym because it focuses on mostly bouldering and overhangs.

My Mad Monkeyz member card









Small group picture in Mad Monkeyz

Everyone there was really friendly and their services were good!
Would definitely go back there again if I do get a chance to go back to KL to climb again!

After climbing, we decided to head down to Redbox for a little Karaoke session!
Before that, Kenji decided to bring us out for some desserts at this place call Ice Room!
They serve shaved ice and other stuff as well and man its so good!

Green Tea Shaved Ice
(Green tea flavoured shaved ice topped with cornflakes,
milk and kidney beans)



Awesome night it was!

(Picture credits to Haziah & Roy)

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