9a by Yuji Hirayama - Up-Climbing

9a by Yuji Hirayama

Yuji Hirayama has put up The Fifth Element, 9a in Japan. It is a 15 m route that ends with a 8A boulder problem. Yuji was not sure of the grade until some WC climbers tried it.

Yuji won the WC in Tokio in 1991, has climbed big wall, hard boulder problems, hard crack (like Phoenix Crack on sight), and the last year he set a new speed record on El Cap, 2.37.05 with Hans Florine.