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Kaz Watanabe repeats Eternal, 8C or 8C+

Kazuma Watanabe on Yogigen, ~8B,(top part of Eternal) Hinokage, Japan, 122 kb
Kazuma Watanabe on Yogigen, ~8B,(top part of Eternal) Hinokage, Japan
© Saari Watanabe

Kazuma Watanabe has made the first repeat of Dai Koyamada's Eternal at Hinokage, a problem Dai estimated to be around 8C or 8C+ when he did it two years ago.

Kaz says Eternal is a long boulder about, 30 moves for me. It links into the stand start Yogigen, an ~8B in its own right.

He did the stand start in December and then needed four more days of work to link from the low start.

As Dai was unsure about the grade, I asked Kaz about his opinion, but he said he really can't tell as he hasn't done many problems harder than 8B, making this ascent even more impressive.
He adds that he is really happy now, which is kinda understandable.

Kazuma Watanabe is sponsored by: Berghaus and Scarpa



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