Mona Lisa, another ~8B+ FA by Dai Koyamada

Dai Koyamada on Mona Lisa, ~8B+, Horai, Japan
© Ikuko Serata

Dai Koyamada has made the first ascent of yet another hard boulder problem, Mona Lisa, ~8B+, at Horai, Japan.

I have completed a project in Area Guernica, Horai, Aichi pref.
It is a huge and interesting overhanging wall with a lot of tiny pinch holds.
It felt like 8B+ to me. A wonderful line.

I don't know how many 8B+-or-harder Dai has put up, but I would be very surprised if anyone has done more. According to HardClimbs he has done 31 ~8C's, 25 of which were first ascents. Sure, some of them have been downgraded, but on the other hand many of them have yet to see a second ascent.

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

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