Looking back in my archives this morning I noticed a critical lapse in my posts about a certain climber: Japan’s Toru Nakajima. Prior to 2013 began he had already had stunning successes on the gritstone at age 15, repeated a number of hard boulder problems in Colorado, sport climbed up to 5.14+ and repeated Dai Koyamada’s Tokoyo (V15).
2013 is beginning in much the same way for Nakajima as he makes his first visit to the forests of Fontainebleau. Already he’s ticked off problems like The Big Island (V15), Gecko Assis (V14), The Traphouse (V14), The Traphouse Short (V13, flash) and more.
UKC has a good interview with him from late last year which gives more background on this impressive young climber.