Two ~8C's in a day by Sachi Ammaby Björn Pohl - UKC May/2014
This news story has been read 5,501 times
Sachi Amma, one of the very best lead competition climbers in the world, is a decent boulderer as well. Repeating Dai Koyamada's Hydrangea, ~8C, and Babel, ~8C, both at Shiobara, isn't that bad...
I send Hydrangea V15 and Babel v14/15 both today!!! I was wondering to climb both of it someday when I was student. But everything happened today!!! I am soooooooo happy :) is what he wrote on facebook.
Hydrangea was put up by Dai in 2005 as a possible 8C+. As far as I know it has had two repeats before Sachi's, by Daniel Woods and Motochika Nagao, and the grade seems to have settled around 8C.
I don't know if Babel, which Dai opened in 2007, has seen any repeats before, but apparently Sachi found it slightly easier as he calls it 8B+/C.
Sachi Amma is sponsored by: Rokodromo and adidas
We recently reported on Dave MacLeod's ascent of his first 8C boulder - Practice of the Wild in Magic Wood,... Read more
We have added a few more prizes to our ongoing Readership Survey - a Volta 9.2mm x 60m rope and 6 T-shirts. There is now a... Read more
Ryuichi Murai has made the 5th ascent of Dai Koyamada's Hydrangea, ~8C, at Shiobara, Japan. 21 year old Ryuchi has... Read more
What happens if you take three of the very best competition climbers in the world and pitch them against a highball 8C... Read more