Ryuichi Murai, the unknown V15 climber

Earlier this year news of a young Japanese climber repeating hard stuff started popping up in climbing media sites. In less than a month, Ryuichi Murai climbed Hydrangea, Vanitas and Babel, all of them graded V15 | 8C. Most of us were left scratching our heads wondering who this guy was. Now EpicTV Adventure has published an interesting profile of this talented climber. Have a look:


  1. How about for those who do not understand Japanese ask Epic to reconsider putting their logo in a bit different place, huh?


  1. […] during a trip to Rocklands he repeated Daniel Wood’s Spray of Light, also V15, but by then everyone knew about this young crusher. Now he’s exploring the Swiss granite of Magic Wood and he seem to be having a productive […]

  2. […] seems to be a very discreet climber. Similarly to Ryuichi Murai, Kameyama discreetly crushes (literally in silence) and moves on, leaving many scratching their […]

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