Ryuichi Murai

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Quick Info

Nationality: JP
Hardest Boulder (Worked): 8C+

Contributors: remus

Quick Info

Nationality: JP
Hardest Boulder (Worked): 8C+
Contributors: remus

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Rokudo (8C)
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Added at 07:11 on 22 November 2023
Kannagi (8B, FA)
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Added at 18:12 on 10 December 2023
Monkey Wedding (8C)
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Added at 05:06 on 30 June 2023
Livin' Large (8C)
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Added at 14:07 on 25 July 2023
Livin' Large (8C)
Added at 12:09 on 24 September 2023
United (8C+, FA)
Added at 23:02 on 08 February 2021
Sleepwalker (8C+)
Added at 19:05 on 21 May 2023
Vanitas (8C)
Added at 07:12 on 20 December 2021
Dreamtime (8C)
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Added at 19:12 on 12 December 2021
The Story of Two Worlds (8C)
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Added at 19:12 on 12 December 2021
Off the Wagon (8B+)
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Added at 19:12 on 12 December 2021
United (8C+, FA)
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Added at 19:12 on 12 December 2021
United (8C+, FA)
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Added at 19:12 on 12 December 2021
Sleepwalker (8C+)
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Added at 21:02 on 06 February 2023
Squoze (8B+)
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Added at 07:02 on 09 February 2023
Floatin (8C+, FA)
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Added at 20:12 on 11 December 2021
Nexus (8C+, FA)
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Added at 13:10 on 24 October 2021
Floatin (8C+, FA)
Added at 17:12 on 27 December 2021
Gakidō (8C)
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Added at 22:11 on 03 November 2022
Loca (8C)
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Added at 17:10 on 21 October 2022
Nexus (8C+, FA)
Added at 22:06 on 04 June 2023

Ascents

23 recorded ascents.

This timeline is missing some ascents where the date of the ascent is unknown. Use the other tabs to view these ascents.
Year Climb Grade Style Ascent Date
2016 Babel 8C Boulder | worked 17th Mar 2016
Fourth ascent?
Vanitas 8C Boulder | worked 28th Mar 2016
Second ascent.

References

[1] https://youtu.be/ZeBSmBAzXnk

2017 Epitaph 8C+ Boulder | worked 29th Mar 2017
Second ascent.
2018 Decided 8B+ Boulder | worked 3rd Nov 2018
Ukiyo 8B+ Boulder | worked 21st Nov 2018
Utsushiyo 8B+ Boulder | worked 21st Nov 2018
2019 Byakudo 8C Boulder | worked 7th Apr 2019
The Game 8C Boulder | worked 12th May 2019
United 8C+ Boulder | worked 7th Nov 2019
Off the Wagon 8B+ Boulder | worked 29th Nov 2019
The Story of Two Worlds 8C Boulder | worked 30th Nov 2019
Dreamtime 8C Boulder | worked 7th Dec 2019
2020
2021 Rokudo 8C Boulder | worked 7th Apr 2021
Third ascent.

References

[1] https://www.instagram.com/p/CNaNBxejR3N/

Nexus 8C+ Boulder | worked 23rd Oct 2021
Floatin 8C+ Boulder | worked 10th Dec 2021
First ascent.

Last day best day! Just before the gate closed, realized my dream “Launch Pad project” In the process of completion, struggled with many physical and mental factors.. severe finger skin damage from sharp granite, 0℃ cold condition, two low-probability savage cruxes but the sense of fulfillment gained after overcoming them is immeasurable. It was best day to find growth in my climbing life💯

References

[1] https://www.instagram.com/p/CXU6H2KpR6k/

[2] https://youtu.be/zIOCIRd8Mxk

2022 Loca 8C Boulder | worked 19th Oct 2022

Stoked to make the 2nd ascent Shinichiro Nomura bloc. I tried this line four years ago when it was an old project and couldn't find a vision for it at the time. Since then I've been working on other projects and never came back, but exactly a year ago Nomsin finally finished this one as "Loca". There are two cruxes on this line. One is a savage jump to one finger pocket. And the other is a technical move that makes full use of the foot jam in the middle. In particular, the former is overhanging and the strength of the move is high, and high precision is required because I have to aim at the one-finger pocket of the blind. After adjusting the grip and jump output many times, I was finally able to hit the pocket with a perfect trajectory just before the time limit. The foot jam part after that was steady, but somehow I managed to send it. [1]

References

[1] https://www.8a.nu/crags/bouldering/japan/shiobara/sectors/unknown-sector/routes/loca/

[2] https://www.instagram.com/p/Cj8IbQeyLop/

Gakidō 8C Boulder | worked 2nd Nov 2022

This line is an old project completed by Nomsin in March of this year and consists of only 4 moves. Moreover, the actual difficulty is concentrated in the second move (aiming for the next hold while fully locking the body in an unstable state). This day was the third day of trying, and the temperature was cooler than when I tried for two days last year, so the conditions were perfect. Thanks to that, I was able to grab the pinch hold in a hard direction in a stable state, and I continued to make a lot of close tries. After several adjustments to the trajectory of the move, I finally succeeded in the second move and was able to send it. As for the grade, it's difficult to evaluate because it's very short, but I feel it's easier than the V16s I've climbed so far. The low start project joins Gakido after four crimpy moves like V13. The most difficult part was reaching the start position of Gakido, and unfortunately I couldn't do it on this day. Connecting from below will increase the difficulty of Gakido greatly. [2]

References

[1] https://www.instagram.com/p/CkgMghwp5Bw/

[2] https://www.8a.nu/crags/bouldering/japan/chigobutai/sectors/unknown-sector/routes/gakido/

2023 Sleepwalker 8C+ Boulder | worked 6th Feb 2023
Squoze 8B+ Boulder | worked 8th Feb 2023
Monkey Wedding 8C Boulder | worked 26th Jun 2023
Livin' Large 8C Boulder | worked Jul 2023

Mega psyched! This line, which is over 8m high, was called the Real Big Project at the time. It was very intimidating to imagine the climbers who tried this in the past fell from the same height as a balcony on the third floor. The first half consisted of compression moves with friction slopers, and the second half was a mental battle(V11-ish) that required delicate footwork. It was only possible to try in perfect conditions in the early morning (~9:00), evening (17:00~), or a cloudy day. However, the approach takes 45 minutes, so early in the morning there weren't enough time to warm up. In the evening there's only a short time after the rock cool down untill the sunset, so a cloudy day is the best. Due to friction issues, the damage to the finger skin was quite severe. If I tried, I had to rest for 2-3 days. So this cloudy day near the end of the tour was my last chance. The conditions were great on this day and every move worked perfectly on the second try. I just focused on each hold in front of me, and didn't feel any fear of heights. It would have been really bad if I missed the last move. I'm glad I climbed, but more than that I'm glad I didn't fall. [3]

References

[1] https://www.instagram.com/p/CvHzDqhNdtR/?img_index=4

[2] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KOVVCJ01qto

[3] https://www.8a.nu/crags/bouldering/south-africa/champagne-sector/sectors/unknown-sector/routes/livin-large/

Kannagi 8B Boulder | worked Dec 2023
Climb Grade Style Ascent Date Suggested Grade
Climb Grade Style Ascent Date Suggested Grade
United 8C+ Boulder | worked 7th Nov 2019
Nexus 8C+ Boulder | worked 23rd Oct 2021
Floatin 8C+ Boulder | worked 10th Dec 2021
First ascent.

Last day best day! Just before the gate closed, realized my dream “Launch Pad project” In the process of completion, struggled with many physical and mental factors.. severe finger skin damage from sharp granite, 0℃ cold condition, two low-probability savage cruxes but the sense of fulfillment gained after overcoming them is immeasurable. It was best day to find growth in my climbing life💯

References

[1] https://www.instagram.com/p/CXU6H2KpR6k/

[2] https://youtu.be/zIOCIRd8Mxk

Epitaph 8C+ Boulder | worked 29th Mar 2017 8C
Second ascent.
Sleepwalker 8C+ Boulder | worked 6th Feb 2023 8C+
Babel 8C Boulder | worked 17th Mar 2016 8C
Fourth ascent?
Vanitas 8C Boulder | worked 28th Mar 2016
Second ascent.

References

[1] https://youtu.be/ZeBSmBAzXnk

Byakudo 8C Boulder | worked 7th Apr 2019
The Game 8C Boulder | worked 12th May 2019
The Story of Two Worlds 8C Boulder | worked 30th Nov 2019
Dreamtime 8C Boulder | worked 7th Dec 2019
Rokudo 8C Boulder | worked 7th Apr 2021
Third ascent.

References

[1] https://www.instagram.com/p/CNaNBxejR3N/

Loca 8C Boulder | worked 19th Oct 2022

Stoked to make the 2nd ascent Shinichiro Nomura bloc. I tried this line four years ago when it was an old project and couldn't find a vision for it at the time. Since then I've been working on other projects and never came back, but exactly a year ago Nomsin finally finished this one as "Loca". There are two cruxes on this line. One is a savage jump to one finger pocket. And the other is a technical move that makes full use of the foot jam in the middle. In particular, the former is overhanging and the strength of the move is high, and high precision is required because I have to aim at the one-finger pocket of the blind. After adjusting the grip and jump output many times, I was finally able to hit the pocket with a perfect trajectory just before the time limit. The foot jam part after that was steady, but somehow I managed to send it. [1]

References

[1] https://www.8a.nu/crags/bouldering/japan/shiobara/sectors/unknown-sector/routes/loca/

[2] https://www.instagram.com/p/Cj8IbQeyLop/

Gakidō 8C Boulder | worked 2nd Nov 2022 8C

This line is an old project completed by Nomsin in March of this year and consists of only 4 moves. Moreover, the actual difficulty is concentrated in the second move (aiming for the next hold while fully locking the body in an unstable state). This day was the third day of trying, and the temperature was cooler than when I tried for two days last year, so the conditions were perfect. Thanks to that, I was able to grab the pinch hold in a hard direction in a stable state, and I continued to make a lot of close tries. After several adjustments to the trajectory of the move, I finally succeeded in the second move and was able to send it. As for the grade, it's difficult to evaluate because it's very short, but I feel it's easier than the V16s I've climbed so far. The low start project joins Gakido after four crimpy moves like V13. The most difficult part was reaching the start position of Gakido, and unfortunately I couldn't do it on this day. Connecting from below will increase the difficulty of Gakido greatly. [2]

References

[1] https://www.instagram.com/p/CkgMghwp5Bw/

[2] https://www.8a.nu/crags/bouldering/japan/chigobutai/sectors/unknown-sector/routes/gakido/

Monkey Wedding 8C Boulder | worked 26th Jun 2023
Livin' Large 8C Boulder | worked Jul 2023 8C+ (soft)

Mega psyched! This line, which is over 8m high, was called the Real Big Project at the time. It was very intimidating to imagine the climbers who tried this in the past fell from the same height as a balcony on the third floor. The first half consisted of compression moves with friction slopers, and the second half was a mental battle(V11-ish) that required delicate footwork. It was only possible to try in perfect conditions in the early morning (~9:00), evening (17:00~), or a cloudy day. However, the approach takes 45 minutes, so early in the morning there weren't enough time to warm up. In the evening there's only a short time after the rock cool down untill the sunset, so a cloudy day is the best. Due to friction issues, the damage to the finger skin was quite severe. If I tried, I had to rest for 2-3 days. So this cloudy day near the end of the tour was my last chance. The conditions were great on this day and every move worked perfectly on the second try. I just focused on each hold in front of me, and didn't feel any fear of heights. It would have been really bad if I missed the last move. I'm glad I climbed, but more than that I'm glad I didn't fall. [3]

References

[1] https://www.instagram.com/p/CvHzDqhNdtR/?img_index=4

[2] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KOVVCJ01qto

[3] https://www.8a.nu/crags/bouldering/south-africa/champagne-sector/sectors/unknown-sector/routes/livin-large/

Mirror Reality 8C Boulder | worked
Decided 8B+ Boulder | worked 3rd Nov 2018
Ukiyo 8B+ Boulder | worked 21st Nov 2018 8B+ (hard)
Utsushiyo 8B+ Boulder | worked 21st Nov 2018
Off the Wagon 8B+ Boulder | worked 29th Nov 2019
Squoze 8B+ Boulder | worked 8th Feb 2023
Kannagi 8B Boulder | worked Dec 2023
Climb Grade Style Ascent Date Suggested Grade
Climb Grade Style Ascent Date Suggested Grade