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Sachi Amma and Friends Send Japan’s Asagimadara V15

Sachi Amma, Adam Ondra and Jongwon Chon sent Asagimadara on Mount Mizugaki in Japan on March 16.

The highball V15 was first climbed by Tokio Muroi in 2011, was repeated in 2013 by Toru Nakajima and had its third ascent in 2015 by Toshi Takeuchi. Amma, Ondra and Chon added three ascents to the well-known route.

Other V15s in Japan include the following, all first climbed by Dai Koyamada, The Road to Heaven, Epitaf, Eternal, Horizon, Hull Shea Nation, Hyper Ballad, Karamu, Orochi, Methuselahzation and Vanitas. Yuji Hirayama made the first ascent of Ginga V15 in Japan.