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Font 8B+ Flash for Tomoa Narasaki

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Japanese climber Tomoa Narasaki, best known for his outstanding competition results, has joined a group of elite climbers who have flashed Font 8B+. The problem he flashed was called Decided in the Mizugaki area in Japan which was first climbed by Toru Nakajima.

The other climbers who have climbed the grade on their first go are Daniel Woods (Entlinge), Adam Ondra (Gecko Assis and Jade), Jimmy Webb (The Globalist), Ned Feehally (Trust Issues) and Jakob Schubert (Catalan Witness the Fitness). Narasaki's ascent is a prime example of what tends to happen when you take a top competition climber out on rock for the day. Narasaki is the World Champion for both Boulder and Combined disciplines and was the overall World Cup winner in 2019.

WOW🤩‼️ I FLASHed "Decided " V14 which I've been willing to climb for long✅• • Meanwhile a year past from the last time touching wild boulders, I tried with my strong emotion. I instantly felt holdings and beta are somehow friendly to me. Then, I could FLASH it and it's my best flashing grade record 😎👍🏻• • Thanks for shooting awesome pics. in a cold @shintaozawa 📸 ————————————— ずっとやってみたかった "Decided " V14/五段をFLASH‼️• • 1年振りの岩場でしたが、思いきってトライしてみたらすごく自分の得意なホールドと動きで、FLASHする事が出来ました。自己最高FLASHグレードを更新出来て嬉しいです😎👍🏻• • 寒い中撮影してくれた @shintaozawa ありがとうございます📸動画も後程アップします! ————————————— @au_official @thenorthfacejp #アイディホーム @air_sleeptechnology @unparallelup @frictionlabs

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Tomoa Narasaki is a 19 year old from Utsunomiya, Japan. Tomoa started his climbing career with fellow Five Ten athlete Sachi Amma, in Sachi’s family climbing gym. Through his dedication to rock climbing, he has made...

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4 Dec, 2019
4 Dec, 2019

What grade was it that James Pearson flashed? Was it 8B?

5 Dec, 2019

Decided was FAed by Toru Nakajima and United (the lower start) was FAed by Ryuichi Murai.

5 Dec, 2019

He flashed Ganymede Takeover, which is now considered 8A+

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