Keenan Takahashi does a FA of an 8B/C in Japan
On the Mt. Mizugaki another great ascent!21 November 2019
The american goes on climbing strongly in the Far East!
Since a few days now, Keenan Takahashi is in Japan where he is gaining lots of nice climbs in the area of Mt. Mizugaki, recently the scene of the great first ascent of United 8C+ by Ryuichi Murai.
Here again, Takahashi did the first ascent of the 8C high ball of Asagimadara and now another high-level first ascent, Hoto 8B / C, climbed on November 13th. In addition, Keenan also sent yesterday Takaki Mikura SD, 8B+ to find then a direct sit start called Fujin, which he still evaluates 8B+.
From his instagram page the comments about Hoto:
“Mega psyched, one of my all time favorite boulders!! Named after a local specialty, for sure the hardest FA I’ve ever done! Heel crux felt nails and the link was more limit than anything else I’ve done this year.
Massive thank you to Toshi for showing me, to Nick and Koha for the support, and Sachi for the original vision.
From Mizugaki parking 2, head right and stay on the left side of the steam; you’ll see it facing upstream after about 10 mins.”