Shanbara, new 8C from Koyamadaby Björn Pohl - UKC Jan/2012
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Just before Christmas Dai Koyamada made the first ascent of Shanbara, yet another extreme problem, at Toyota in Japan.
"On 20th December 2011, I completed a new line in Toyota, Japan.
This problem is a sit down start version of Agartha, 8B+, and is called Shanbara.
There are four moves in the roof before linking into Agartha.
The crux is [still] a dyno in Agartha.
It took me 5 days of tries and I think this problem is a very good one.
Probably, the grade is 8C, but [as always] I wait for the opinion of the repeater."
Here's the video of Dai doing the stand up version:
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