Date of Ascent:

November 18, 2003

Suggested Grade:

8C

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Dai Koyamada & Tokio Muroi hard bouldering action
Hard asiatic bouldering action: Dai Koyamada has apparently opened Byaku-dou "8c or harder" at Horai: the problem crosses a huge roof. It seems that Tokio Muroi has put up a new "8C or harder" at Ogawayama, Japan. The new problem is a slab. Sushi does miracles! Dai said: "I have been working on making the hard problems through this year in Japan and I first ascended the new 8C at Hourai, Aichi prefecture, Japan on 18. Nov. The problem is called Byaku-dou (the meaning is "the road to the heaven" in the Buddist world), 8C, which is 150-160 degree roof, is separated to two parts with 22 moves, the first part is made from many tricky moves graded 8B and the second part is 8A+ which has a dynamic dyno. Just then, I was with Fred Rouhling, who tried the route and said the Byaku-dou is harder than Dreamtime, 8C. I myself think the grade of this problem is at least 8C."

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3th 8C by Koyamada!
The Japanese Dai Koyamada, currently in Australia, has done another 8C, Sleepy Rave, at Hollow Mnt Cave. This problem is the connection of Sleepy Hollow, 8A+, into Cave Rave, 8B+. Dai is the second climber to get 3 8Cs, after "Big" Fred Nicole. The other 8Cs he climbed are the still anrepeated Byakou-dou (JPN) and Methuselahzation (JPN).