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UKC News - on 21 Oct 2012
Tomoko Ogawa on Catharsis, 8B+, Shiobara, Japan, 3 kbTomoko Ogawa has repeated Dai Koyamada's Catharsis at Shiobara, Japan, thereby becoming the first woman to repeat a confirmed 8B+.
In her blog, she says she has worked the problem on and off for three years.
I will try to get in touch with Tomoko to hear what she has to say about...

Read more at http://www.ukclimbing.com/news/item.php?id=67541
James Rushforth - on 21 Oct 2012
In reply to UKC News: Very impressive. Love the hand warming on the neck technique, must log that one away.

Interestingly she seems to find the walk off from the top of the problem the hardest.
Guy Atkinson - on 21 Oct 2012
In reply to UKC News:
Very impressive.. I like the 360 degree rotation on the problem
maxtheclimber - on 21 Oct 2012
In reply to UKC News:

Amazing! The Japanese girls seem to be be some of the best boulderers out there. Gamba!
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Fraser on 21 Oct 2012
In reply to UKC News:

Very stylish indeed. I'm surprised I haven't seen this classic in Glen Nevis being publicised before now! ;)

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