Yuji Hirayama-F9a First Ascent At 40

Japanese rock climbing legend Yuji Hirayama has recently made the first ascent of The Fifth Element at Chichibu in Japan with a proposed grade of F9a.The route crosses a 15m roof and ends with a tough boulder problem crux.Yuji has been a consistent performer for many years now with World cup wins way back in the early nineties, El Cap speed records, cutting edge sport on-sights and ascents of difficult cracks. And with this recent ascent it appears that age is no boundary to his performance.You can read a report about Yuji's ascent (including pictures) and a short interview with the man himself at Planetmountain.comRead about Yuji's record breaking ascent of The Nose along with partner Hans Florine in this UKC news report. Diesen Artikel inkl. Bilder auf UKClimbing.com anschauen