The Big Island, 8C, for Toru Nakajima

Two weeks into his first ever trip to Fontainebleau, Toru Nakajima's tick list is already long and impressive. The other day, he repeated Vincent Pochon's The Big Island, F8C, at Coquibus Rumont.

Toru Nakajima on The Big Island, ~8C, Fontainebleau  © Nakajima coll.
Toru Nakajima on The Big Island, ~8C, Fontainebleau
© Nakajima coll.

No one who has followed Toru's progress during the last few years will be surprised of course, but this doesn't make it less amazing. Here is an interview from a couple of months ago.

Here's the list of Toru's most news worthy ascents:

Partage, 8A+
Fata Morgana, 8A+
The Traphouse Short, 8B Flash
Sideways Daze, 8B
Satan I Helvete, 8B
Elephunk, 8B
Gecko assis, 8B+
The Traphouse, 8B+
The Big Island, 8C


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