Catharsis, 8B+, by Tomoko Ogawa

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Tomoko Ogawa has repeated Dai Koyamada's Catharsis at Shiobara, Japan, thereby becoming the first woman to repeat a confirmed 8B+.

In her blog, she says she has worked the problem on and off for three years.

I will try to get in touch with Tomoko to hear what she has to say about this.

Tomoko Ogawa is sponsored by: adidas and Mad Rock

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21 Oct, 2012
Very impressive. Love the hand warming on the neck technique, must log that one away. Interestingly she seems to find the walk off from the top of the problem the hardest.
21 Oct, 2012
Very impressive.. I like the 360 degree rotation on the problem
21 Oct, 2012
Amazing! The Japanese girls seem to be be some of the best boulderers out there. Gamba!
21 Oct, 2012
Very stylish indeed. I'm surprised I haven't seen this classic in Glen Nevis being publicised before now! ;)
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