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Dai Koyamada Sends Three-Year “Super Project”

Japanese powerhouse, Dai Koyamada, finished his three-year “super project” at the newly established bouldering area of Mount Hiei, Japan. The problem cranks through a granite roof, following a crack feature, to a 16-foot slab finish.

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Japanese powerhouse, Dai Koyamada, finished his three-year “super project” at the newly established bouldering area of Mount Hiei, Japan. The problem cranks through a granite roof, following a crack feature, to a 16-foot slab finish.

Koyamada called the line “shocking” when he described his first impression in a blog post.

He has not yet named or suggested a grade for the line.

In 2004, the 38 year-old established the famous Wheel of Life (V16) in Australia, and another V16, a sit start to Dave Graham’s The Story of Two Worlds, in Cresciano, Switzerland.

Koyamada has climbed at least 15 8C boulders (V15), according to 8a.nu. Some notable FA’s include Calm (V15) and Epitaph (V15), and Vanitas (V15) at Mt. Horai in Japan.A well-rounded climber, Koyamada has also red pointed sport routes up to 5.14d.


Dai Koyamada: The Story of Two Worlds, sit start (V16):

「The Story of Two Worlds low start V16」 from project_daihold on Vimeo.


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