Tokoyo, 8C, by Toru Nakajima
by Björn Pohl - UKC Dec/2012
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Toru Nakajima on Tokoyo, 8C, Kasagi, Japan
Björn Pohl - UKC, Dec 2012
© Nakajima coll.
Toru Nakajima, 19, gave himself the best possible Christmas gift by making the third ascent of Dai Koyamada's Tokoyo, 8C, at Kasagi, Japan.
Dai put up the problem in November last year calling it his best problem ever.
The second ascent was made by a Japanese climber who wishes to remain anonymous.
I'll try to find out more about this and update the news shortly.
I made an interview with Toru which was published just a couple of weeks ago.
Toru Nakajima is sponsored by: The North Face
| Forums ( Read More... | 8 comments, 04 Jan 2013 )|
|8B+ and 8C are both covered by the same grade (5-dan) on the Ogawayama scale for bouldering used in Japan. (=5-stage in the useless google-translation of Koyamadas blog). As far as my very limited Japanese goes, the...|
Jonas Wiklund - 04 Jan 2013
Google translate (http://translate.google.com/translate?hl=en&sl=ja&tl=en&u=http%3A%2F%2Fkoyamada.dai.hiho.jp%2F%3Feid%3D867144) was not that helpful so I watched both sends (Dai and Toru's that is) through...
mplaine - 04 Jan 2013
|The thing in this news item that I am most interested in is why did the second asenscionist not claim it? Does this person climb for fun and not publicity? Did they have to trespass to do the climb? Did he pull a...|
HP - 27 Dec 2012
Congrats, Toru! Sounds like the best Christmas present ever! :) Any idea who did the second ascent and when? I haven't heard any news about it prior to this post. Ps. The video (https://vimeo.com/44600835 , 2:07...
mplaine - 24 Dec 2012
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