/ NEWS: Yuji Hirayama-F9a First Ascent At 40
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
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...
Bloody awesome!!!!!!!!!! Well done and total inspiration for me at the moment!!!
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