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The North Face Kalymnos Climbing Festival 2014 - the report
15.10.2014 by Planetmountain

The North Face Kalymnos Climbing Festival 2014 - the report

The report of the The North Face Kalymnos Climbing Festival 2014 that took place on the island of Kalymnos, Greece, from 9 - 12 October 2014.

The North Face Kalymnos Climbing Festival 2014: kick-off!
08.10.2014 by Planetmountain

The North Face Kalymnos Climbing Festival 2014: kick-off!

The North Face Kalymnos Climbing Festival 2014 begins today. The international climbing meeting takes place on the island of Kalymnos, Greece, from 9 – 12 October 2014. More than 2500 climbers are expected for this third edition that will celebrate sport climbing with a handful of true climbing legends: Patxi Arocena, Yuji Hirayama, Gerhard Hörhager, Ben Moon, Jean-Baptiste Tribout and Boone Speed.

British trad: great Pembroke climbs by Caroline Ciavaldini, Yuji Hirayama and James Pearson
09.09.2014 by Planetmountain

British trad: great Pembroke climbs by Caroline Ciavaldini, Yuji Hirayama and James Pearson

At Pembroke in Wales Caroline Ciavaldini has climbed Mercia Wall E8, Yuji Hirayama has climbed The Big Issue E9 while James Pearson has made a flash ascent of Something's Burning E9. Caroline Ciavaldini talks us through these three difficult trad climbs.

The North Face Kalymnos Climbing Festival 2014
04.08.2014 by Planetmountain

The North Face Kalymnos Climbing Festival 2014

The program of the The North Face Kalymnos Climbing Festival, to be held on the Greek island from 9 to 12 October 2014. The third edition will feature climbing legends of the '80s and '90s such as: Patxi Arocena John Dunne, Yuji Hirayama, Gerhard Hörhager, Beat Kammerlander, Jean-Baptiste Tribout and Maurizio 'Manolo' Zanolla.

Zembrocal, the Réunion island video
10.09.2013 by Planetmountain

Zembrocal, the Réunion island video

The video documenting the first ascent of Zembrocal (140m, 8c+), put up by Caroline Ciavaldini, Sam Elias, Yuji Hirayama, Jacopo Larcher and James Pearson on Reunion island.

Zembrocal: new multi-pitch rock climb on Réunion Island
03.07.2013 by Planetmountain

Zembrocal: new multi-pitch rock climb on Réunion Island

A strong international team of climbers comprised of Caroline Ciavaldini, Sam Elias, Yuji Hirayama, Jacopo Larcher and James Pearson have just completed a 3 week trip to the Reunion island in the Indian Ocean where they established a flurry of new routes, the highlight being the multi-pitch Zembrocal (140m, 8c+).

James Pearson & Caroline Ciavaldini, hard trad ascents at Cadarese and Balmanolesca
30.04.2013 by Planetmountain

James Pearson & Caroline Ciavaldini, hard trad ascents at Cadarese and Balmanolesca

At Balmanolesca in NW Italy James Pearson made the first repeat, and first trad ascent, of A Denti Stretti 8b+, while at nearby Cadarese Caroline Ciavaldini made a trad ascent of Grazie Rickie 8a+ .

Toru Nakajima repeats Tokoyo 8C
03.01.2013 by Planetmountain

Toru Nakajima repeats Tokoyo 8C

Japanese climber Toru Nakajima had repeated the boulder problem Tokoyo 8C at Kasagi in Japan.

Tomoko Ogawa and the Catharsis 8B+ interview
25.10.2012 by Planetmountain

Tomoko Ogawa and the Catharsis 8B+ interview

Interview with Japanese climber Tomoko Ogawa who made the first female ascent of an 8B+ boulder problem, Catharsis at Shiobara in Japan.

The North Face Kalymnos Climbing Festival 2012: a huge success
03.10.2012 by Nicholas Hobley

The North Face Kalymnos Climbing Festival 2012: a huge success

Sun, sea, great climbing and partying. These are the ingredients of the first The North Face Kalymnos Climbing Festival which took place on the Greek island from 26 - 30 September 2012.

Mt Kinabalu, climbing information and photos
02.07.2012 by Planetmountain

Mt Kinabalu, climbing information and photos

Information and photos of the latest climbing trip by Yuji Hirayama, Daniel Woods, James Pearson and Caroline Ciavaldini to Mt Kinabalu in Borneo, Malaysia

Borneo, new extreme rock climbs by Yuji Hirayama, Daniel Woods and James Pearson on Mount Kinabalu
26.06.2012 by Planetmountain

Borneo, new extreme rock climbs by Yuji Hirayama, Daniel Woods and James Pearson on Mount Kinabalu

In the Mount Kinabalu National Park in Borneo Yuji Hirayama has freed the multi-pitch Pogulian Do Koduduo 9a, while Daniel Woods has added Tinipi 9a+.

Yuji Hirayama climbs Italian trad
18.10.2011 by Planetmountain

Yuji Hirayama climbs Italian trad

During a brief trip to Italy the Japanese climber Yuji Hirayama visited the crags Discoteca, Cadarese, Valle dell'Orco and Balmanolesca in search of Italian trad.

Yuji Hirayama, Cobra Crack and back to his roots
29.09.2009 by Planetmountain

Yuji Hirayama, Cobra Crack and back to his roots

Interview with Japanese climber Yuji Hirayama, who on 15/09/2009 made the sixth ascent of Cobra Crack at Squamish, Canada.

Yuji Hirayama frees The Fifth Element 9a at Chichibu, Japan
22.04.2009 by Planetmountain

Yuji Hirayama frees The Fifth Element 9a at Chichibu, Japan

40 year old Yuji Hirayama has amde the first ascent of The Fifth Element 9a at Chichibu, Japan.

New Speed record on The Nose El Capitan by Yuji Hirayama and Hans Florine
13.10.2008 by Planetmountain

New Speed record on The Nose El Capitan by Yuji Hirayama and Hans Florine

Yuji Hirayama and Hans Florine have once again broken their Speed record on The Nose, El Capitan, climbing the route in 2:37:05

Yuji Hirayama - The Nose, big walls and bouldering
28.07.2008 by Planetmountain

Yuji Hirayama - The Nose, big walls and bouldering

Interview with Japanese climber Yuji Hirayama after his recent record speed ascent of The Nose on El Capitan, Yosemite, together with Hans Florine.

Hans Florine and Yuji Hirayama set new record on The Nose, El Capitan
03.07.2008 by Planetmountain.com

Hans Florine and Yuji Hirayama set new record on The Nose, El Capitan

Hans Florine and Yuji Hirayama have set a new speed record on the Nose, El Capitan, Yosemite, climbing the route in 2:43:33.

Yuji Hirayama Pata Negra 8c on-sight in Rodellar
13.06.2007 by Planetmountain

Yuji Hirayama Pata Negra 8c on-sight in Rodellar

On 9 June Yuji Hirayama on-sighted his second ever 8c, "Pata Negra" at Rodellar in Spain.

Yuji Hirayama, the White Zombie 8c on-sight interview
07.10.2004 by PlanetMountain.com

Yuji Hirayama, the White Zombie 8c on-sight interview

An interview with Yuji Hirayama after the first ever 8c on-sight: "White Zombi", Baltzola Cave, Spain.

Hirayama world's first 8c on-sight!
07.10.2004 by PlanetMountain.com

Hirayama world's first 8c on-sight!

On 6/10/2004 Yuji Hirayama made the first ever 8c on-sight: "White Zombi", Baltzola Cave, Spain.

Yuji Hirayama repeats El Niño
23.10.2003 by PlanetMountain.com

Yuji Hirayama repeats El Niño

Yuji Hirayama has repeated the Huber brothers' El Niño, El Capitan, Yosemite, America

Yuji Hirayama repeats Golden Gate
13.10.2003 by Planetmountain.com

Yuji Hirayama repeats Golden Gate

Yuji Hirayama has made the first repeat of Golden Gate 5.13b by the huber brothers in Yosemite, America

Hirayama and Florine set new Nose record
02.10.2002 by Planetmountain.com

Hirayama and Florine set new Nose record

In just 2.48.55 Yuji Hirayama and Hans Florine set new Nose record in Yosemite

Hirayama sets new Salathé record
27.09.2002 by Planetmountain.com

Hirayama sets new Salathé record

Yuji Hirayama climbs the Salathé, Yosemite in 13 hours. This is the second, one-day free ascent after Tommy Caldwell.

Legrand sends Necessary Evil 8c+
23.03.2002 by Nicola Noè

Legrand sends Necessary Evil 8c+

A year after his American tour with Yuji Hirayama, the Frenchman François Legrand is back in the States and on top form, sending Necessary Evil 5.14c/ 8c+ at Virgin River Gorge shortly after his arrival

Legrand and Hirayama to tour America
29.03.2001 by PlanetMountain.com

Legrand and Hirayama to tour America

The two-month 'Pig Brothers Tour' of America by François Legrand and Yuji Hirayama gets underway to climb the hardest routes in the States

Hirayama and Sansoz win in Kranj and conquer the World Cup Difficulty 2000
19.11.2000 by PlanetMountain.com

Hirayama and Sansoz win in Kranj and conquer the World Cup Difficulty 2000

Yuji Hirayama and Liv Sansoz win the fifth leg at Kranj and in doing so conquer the World Cup Difficulty 2000

World Cup Difficulty Nantes - Hirayama and Sansoz victorious
04.11.2000 by PlanetMountain.com

World Cup Difficulty Nantes - Hirayama and Sansoz victorious

The Frenchwoman Liv Sansoz and the Japanese Yuji Hirayama win the fourth stage of the World Cup Difficulty 2000 at Nantes, France

Yuji Hirayama climbs Underground 8c+
20.09.2000 by PlanetMountain.com

Yuji Hirayama climbs Underground 8c+

Hirayama redpoints seventh 8c+ at Massone, Italy

Yuji Hirayama repeats Noia 8c+
08.09.2000 by Roberto Fioravanti

Yuji Hirayama repeats Noia 8c+

Hirayama repeats Noia 8c+ and adds Tecno metal 8c+ at Andonno, N. Italy

31.08.2000 by Cristian Brenna

"Xsport Corextreme Summer Games", Tokyo

Yuji Hirayama wins first edition of "Xsport Corextreme Summer Games" at Tokyo. François Legrand places second, Cristian Brenna third

Yuji Hirayama first to onsight 8c!
25.11.1999 by Nicola Noé

Yuji Hirayama first to onsight 8c!

Yuji Hirayama is the first person in the world to onsight the mythical 8c. The route is called Mortal Kombat and is situated at Castillon, France.

Yuji Hirayama
20.08.1999 by Planetmountain

Yuji Hirayama

Interview with Yuji Hirayama, by Vinicio Stefanello, Nicoletta Costi and Nicola Noè after the 1999 Arco Rock Master.

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