[UPDATED] VIDEO: 3rd ascent of Hydrangea, 8C, by Motochika Nagao

by Björn Pohl - UKC Mar/2013
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Nagao on Hydrangea, ~8C, Shiobara, Japan, 130 kb
Nagao on Hydrangea, ~8C, Shiobara, Japan
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Thanks to Markku Laine and Koji Mrwk, I came across this video of a Japanese climber making the 3rd ascent of Dai Koyamada's Hydrangea, hard 8C, at Shiobara, Japan, a couple of weeks ago.

The climber's name is Motochika Nagao (thanks Masa!). He says that he: is a Japanese engineer and weekend warrior.
I always go to Shiobara, Horai, Mizugaki etc- for bouldering.

Hydrangea was my dream from four years ago, when I first visited Shiobara. I'm very happy.

I want to keep trying various problems.

Hydrangea was put up by Dai Koyamada back in 2005 and didn't get a second ascent, by Daniel Woods, until February this year. Daniel agreed with Dai's suggestion of "hard 8C".

Evidently there are a lot of very strong climbers that most of us know nothing about...

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