Asagimadara

FA Grade:

8C+

Ascent 1 of Asagimadara by Tokio Muroi

Date of Ascent:

2011

Suggested Grade:

8C+

Notes:

100+ days. Without crash pads.

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INTERVIEW: Toru Nakajima
The first ascent of Asagimadara was made by Tokio Muroi who is one of the strongest climbers in Japan. He doesn't use crashpads and he has also made first ascents of some hard trad in Japan.

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Toru Nakajima reports on Facebook about his repeat of Asagimadara.
I made second ascent Asagimadara 8C(+) Mt Mizugaki!! This problem had made first ascent by Tokio Muroi two years ago. He took more 100 days to climb this problem and he graded it "6 DAN". 6DAN may means 8C+, but I think it is 8C. After all, I think it is the best problem I did, and I am very happy to climb such a problem.

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Lost in Tokyo: Traveling and Climbing in Japan
Toshi led us to his recent project, Asagimadara, an 8c/V15 highball. Looking up at the boulder’s slabby ending, I got chills when I noticed that the slopey crimps, pockets, and sidepulls seemed to disappear about 30 feet off the deck. The line had two ascents, he explained, the first ascent by Tokio Muroi in 2011 and a repeat by Toru Nakajima in 2013. As he detailed the history, Toshi emphasized the style of climbing over the grade. Minimal pads and thin mats are the traditional method for bouldering protection in Japan. Muroi, now 43, has been putting up hard first ascents in Japan since the early 2000s, and he is not only famous for his renowned FAs, like Bansousha (8c/V15) in 2001 and Kakusei (8c/V15) in 2007, but also for completing these committing boulders with few or no pads.

Ascent 2 of Asagimadara by Toru Nakajima

Date of Ascent:

March, 2013

Suggested Grade:

8C

Notes:

5 days

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Toru Nakajima repeats Asagimadara, ~8C/+
Asagimadara is such an impressive line. It's located on a big boulder, and independent of any other problem. You start standing with a three finger pocket and a crimp. The first five moves are the crux of this problem and the second move to a far pocket is especially hard for me.

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Toru Nakajima reports on Facebook about his repeat of Asagimadara.
I made second ascent Asagimadara 8C(+) Mt Mizugaki!! This problem had made first ascent by Tokio Muroi two years ago. He took more 100 days to climb this problem and he graded it "6 DAN". 6DAN may means 8C+, but I think it is 8C. After all, I think it is the best problem I did, and I am very happy to climb such a problem.

Date of Ascent:

October 18, 2015

Suggested Grade:

8C

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Ascent 4 of Asagimadara by Jongwon Chon

Date of Ascent:

March 16, 2016

Suggested Grade:

Unknown

Notes:

6 tries

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Sachi Amma reports on Instagram about Jongwon Chon, Adam Ondra, and his ascents of Asagimadara.
What a amazing day yesterday🔥🔥🔥 @chonjongwon96 #adamondra and me have done Asagimadara 8c in a same day🌞 I could push myself by seeing 4th assent from Chon and 5th assent from Adam. Thanks a lot for my friends😌 Let's see what will happen next days✨

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Triple ascent of Asagimadara, ~8C, by Jongwon, Ondra and Amma
The problem had also been repeated by Toshi Takeuchi before the historical triple ascent by Chon, Adam and Sachi. And yes, in case you were wondering, they used crashpads.

Ascent 5 of Asagimadara by Adam Ondra

Date of Ascent:

March 16, 2016

Suggested Grade:

8C

Notes:

8C soft

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Sachi Amma reports on Instagram about Jongwon Chon, Adam Ondra, and his ascents of Asagimadara.
What a amazing day yesterday🔥🔥🔥 @chonjongwon96 #adamondra and me have done Asagimadara 8c in a same day🌞 I could push myself by seeing 4th assent from Chon and 5th assent from Adam. Thanks a lot for my friends😌 Let's see what will happen next days✨

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Triple ascent of Asagimadara, ~8C, by Jongwon, Ondra and Amma
The problem had also been repeated by Toshi Takeuchi before the historical triple ascent by Chon, Adam and Sachi. And yes, in case you were wondering, they used crashpads.

Ascent 6 of Asagimadara by Sachi Amma

Date of Ascent:

March 16, 2016

Suggested Grade:

8C

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Sachi Amma reports on Instagram about Jongwon Chon, Adam Ondra, and his ascents of Asagimadara.
What a amazing day yesterday🔥🔥🔥 @chonjongwon96 #adamondra and me have done Asagimadara 8c in a same day🌞 I could push myself by seeing 4th assent from Chon and 5th assent from Adam. Thanks a lot for my friends😌 Let's see what will happen next days✨

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Triple ascent of Asagimadara, ~8C, by Jongwon, Ondra and Amma
The problem had also been repeated by Toshi Takeuchi before the historical triple ascent by Chon, Adam and Sachi. And yes, in case you were wondering, they used crashpads.

Ascent 7 of Asagimadara by Ryuichi Murai

Date of Ascent:

October 15, 2016

Suggested Grade:

8C

Notes:

8C soft, 3 days

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