Noble and Takeuchi send 8B+ boulder
The first repetition of Bordello and Decided by the english and japanese climbers24 April 2017
After less than one month since the first ascent by Mike Adams, Bordello, 8C boulder in Earth Quarry, has been now repeated by James Noble who gives a personal grade of 8B+ thanks to an easier sequence:
"Very nearly broke me (literally), that's the hardest I've pushed my fingers on any problem. Used mikes left hand sidepull crimp sequence on the stand but a slightly easier sequence on the sit hence the personal downgrade. Still the hardest thing I've done" (from James Noble's 8a.nu page).
In the meanwhile, in the area of Mizugaki - Japan, Toshi Takeuchi repeated Takaki Mikura SD and Decided, both 8B+. Thanks to these ascents, Takeuchi now joins a total number of twenty 8B+ and six 8C in his career...