At the beginning of the month, the Japanese Ryuichi Murai managed the first ascent of the 8c + Boulder Floatin (aka Launch Pad Project). The recently published video shows the crazy grip sequences of the boulder on Mount Mizugaki.
The boulder requires a good dose of explosiveness, the highest precision and required of Ryuichi Murai more sessions than he usually needs for difficult boulders. At the beginning of December this year, however, everything came together and Murai won the first ascent of the boulder floatin (Lacrux reported). As a rating for the line, he suggests 8c +.
Ryuichi Murai on the first ascent of Floatin
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Credits: Cover picture Ryuichi Murai