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5th ascent of Bansousha

It took 6 years until the 2nd ascent, but now they come in quick succession. 15 November, Keita Kurakami made the 5th ascent of Bansousha, 5.dan*/~8B, at Ogawayama. He needed two days of work.
FA: Tokio Muroi, Dec 2001
2nd ascent: Toru Nakajima, Dec 2007
3rd ascent: Nalle Hukkataival, Apr 2009
4th ascent: Kensuke Hamada, Nov 2009
5th ascent Keita Kurakami, Nov 2009
On the same day, he also did Jigokuhen and Rampage, both 4dan./8A+/B, and both Tokio Muroi creations.
*I don't know if Bansousha is still considered 5.dan as this would make it ~8B+/C.
Photo: Tokio Muroi on Bansousha
It's in Japanese, so I owe big thanks to an anonymous friend who provided the information as a comment. Otherwise I'd never have found it.




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