/ NEWS: 4th ascent of Bansousha, 8B slab

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Björn Pohl - UKC 13 Nov 2009
Kensuke Hamada has made what I think is the 4th ascent of Tokio Muroi's Bansousha at Ogawayama, Japan. Weighing in around 8B(ish), this if one of the most difficult slab boulders in the world, if not THE most difficult. I've no idea. (If you ask me, all slabs are heinous, so let's not go...

Read more at http://www.ukclimbing.com/news/item.php?id=54660

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Anonymous13 Nov 2009
This is not 3rd. The 2nd was by Toru Nakajima. Nakajima got it in dec, 2007. And 3rd was by Nalle.

thanks.
Björn Pohl - UKC 13 Nov 2009
Thanks, I've changed it!
Anonymous13 Nov 2009
This is another "hardest slab line" information by Tokio.
http://www.pirania.jp/blog/2007/11/post_275.html

Tokio muroi got FA of ???Kakusei) november 2007.It is on the right of Bansousha and just center line of the boulder named "fukanou slab" (means "impossible slab").

Kakusei may be harder than Bansousha.(Tokio has said nothing about the grade.) Toru has tried it but not completed yet.
Björn Pohl - UKC 13 Nov 2009
Thanks again! This is very interesting information I think, the kind I wish I could get more of, but I guess the language barrier makes it hard...
Kakusei looks hard and very high since it goes all the way to the top!
Anonymous17 Nov 2009
We had news about 5th ascent of Bansousha.
Kurakami Keita achieved it just 2days ago(15, Nov).

On the same day, he got Jigokuhen(4dan. FA by Tokio), Rampage(4dan. by Tokio also).Both are in Ogawayama.

These news mentioned above is reported on this site.
http://homepage2.nifty.com/jfa/he/he.htm

As a matter of course, it is written in only Japanese...

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