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...
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...