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Profile: Toru Nakajima Talks About His Process

Japanese climber Toru Nakajima made the fourth ascent of Lucid Dreaming V15 on the Grandpa Peabody boulder in Bishop earlier this year.

Nakajima joined Daniel Woods, Alex Megos and Paul Robinson as the only climbers to have sent the hard problem. It took him three trips to send it.

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He jumped on the scene internationally about six years ago after a visit to the U.K. where he made the first ascent of Black Out E9 and climbed Childs Play/Nocturnal Emission (Direct on Parthian Shot) E9, Meshuga E9 (climbed the same day as Parthian Shot), Gaia E8, Simba’s Pride E8, Elm Street E8, and onsighted Life Assurance E6.

After his Lucid Dreaming send, he said, ““After 16 days efforts, three seasons, I finally did my long-standing project Lucid Dreaming. We arrived Bishop on the 15th, but rain kept us inside until yeasterday.

“I felt heavy pressures during last two years, however I felt it more easier than I expected. I was really happy.”

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