/ NEWS: Yuji Hirayama-F9a First Ascent At 40

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UKC News - on 30 Apr 2009
[Yuji Hirayama, no gear, on the Boot Flake, The Nose , El Capitan, 2 kb]

Japanese rock climbing legend Yuji Hirayama has recently made the first ascent of The Fifth Element at Chichibu in Japan with a proposed grade of F9a.

The route crosses a 15m roof and ends with a tough boulder problem crux



Read more at http://www.ukclimbing.com/news/item.php?id=47222
martin heywood - on 30 Apr 2009
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Still one of the very best, remember him getting some magazine lifetime award about 6 years ago as he was "past his peak". He then went on to onsight 8c twice...
The sharp end - on 01 May 2009
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Bloody awesome!!!!!!!!!! Well done and total inspiration for me at the moment!!!
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James Oswald - on 02 May 2009
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Brilliant.

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