Vanitas, new 8C by Koyamada

© Ikuko Serata

Super strong Japanese boulderer Dai Koyamada has made the first ascent of a new and exceptionally hard boulder problem now named Vanitas (8C) at Mt. Horai in Japan.

Koyamada, who has now climbed almost 30 problems of the 8C grade, commented:

"I completed my 4 years project at Mt. Horai, Japan on 6th February. The line is something like 'Frankenjura style' with small crimps and pockets. It was a very hard line to me and I am so glad about this ascent!"

Dai Koyamada on Vanitas, ~8C, Mt. Horai, Japan
© Ikuko Serata

He went on to say:

"About the grade, I felt it's 8C. I named the line Vanitas."

Hopefully we'll see Dai back in Europe soon again as he usually makes one trip every year.

Dai Koyamada on Vanitas, ~8C, Mt. Horai, Japan
© Ikuko Serata

Dai Koyamada is sponsored by: Beal, Black Diamond, Evolv, Flashed, Inga and Musashi.

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