Kawaki no umi, new ~8B+/C by Dai Koyamada

© Ikuko Serata
Dai Koyamada on Kawaki no umi, ~8B+/C, Minamata
© Ikuko Serata

Dai Koyamada has made the first ascent of Kawaki no umi, ~8B+/C, at Minamata on the island of Kyushu in southern Japan.

I was able to climb the line which I discovered in Minamata, Kyushu Japan last October.
It's a very beautiful 7m high line with 17 moves.

I think it's probably between 8B+ and 8C.
I named the line "Kawaki no umi"
[Sea of dry].

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

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9 Apr, 2014
Incredible looking rock texture! Nice job Dai.
9 Apr, 2014
Well done Dai. Great looking bit of rock.
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