©︎ Drew Smith
Yosemite / The Noseのロープソロ初登、二子山 / Mare (5.14c)のロープソロ初登（ロープソロ世界最難グレード）、秩父 / The V（5.14d/15a _初登）、瑞牆山 / 千日の瑠璃（5.14a R/X_初登）, U.K. / The Walk of Life（E9 6c）, 湯川 / 燈明（5.13d/14a R_初登）, 小川山 / 覚醒（5段_第2登）など。
Born in Gunma prefecture, Japan, on December 1985.
I grew up in a village without many mountain in eastern Japan, but I think my mountaineering carrier started when I was a child.
My first teacher for my climbing career was the big tree, like mother tree, near by my house. I had played and climbed there. It was like a little adventure for the kids to see how far they could climb up the big tree!
Later, when I was in high school, I joined the mountain club.
In 2004, I moved to Niigata prefecture to study physics at Niigata university, at the same time, I started bouldering in local climbing gym and bouldering area.
Finally, I holds a master’s degree in physics, and I had devoted myself to high-bouldering for 10 years.
After that, in 2014, I moved to Saitama prefecture to work on Lost Arrow Inc. There is many respectable senior climbers, therefore I expanded my field to include trad climbing and big wall climbing.
In 2019, I left the office, and started the career as a professional climber.
Most passionate about opening a new routes in the crag and exploring the possibilities of solo climbing.
I also practice “Shakuhachi” (traditional Japanese instrument).
My lifetime project is that tries to feel “freedom” through my activities.