Dai Koyamada keeps delivering, Gekirin is his latest 8C | V15

Japanese legend Dai Koyamada seems to be immune to the effects of aging. The 41 year old has been opening 8C’s for at least 14 years (according to his 8a.nu profile, his first 8C FA, Byaku-dou, is from 2003). Less than a year ago he climbed his 8C+ | V16 proposal, Nayuta, and he just started 2018 with a new 8C | V15, Gekirin, in Ryutosen, Nagasaki.

'Sent a project at Ryutosen in Nagasaki today! It’s really unbelievable. Sometimes I can demonstrate extreme power unexpectedly.'

A sequence of pictures of Koayamada on Gekirin

Koyamada’s contribution to elite-level bouldering is hard to overstate. Check out his list of superhard ascents, since 2003 he has opened 8C’s in 3 continents and more than a dozen in Japan.

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