About

倉上 慶大
Keita Kurakami


©︎ Drew Smith

1985年12月14日生まれ。群馬県出身。
高校山岳部でクライミングに出会い、大学進学を機に移り住んだ新潟でボルダリングにのめりこむ。
グラウンドアップ、ノーマットなど、プロセスとスタイルにこだわったボルダリングに傾倒したのち、トラッドルートやマルチピッチルートの開拓、海外でのビッグウォールクライミングなど、活動の幅を広げる。
岩場でのルート開拓や単独登攀に最も情熱を注ぎ、クライミングを通じて自由と多様さの表現を試みるロッククライマー。
都山流尺八を岩間龍山に師事し、尺八の修行にも励む。

主な登攀記録に、
Yosemite / The Noseのロープソロ初登(世界初)、二子山 / Mare (5.14c)のロープソロ初登(ロープソロ世界最難記録)、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。

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Born in Gunma prefecture, Japan, on December 1985.
I grew up surrounded by mountains in eastern Japan. My mountaineering carrier started when I was a child. My first teacher was my parents, they often took me to mountain.

In 2004, I moved to Niigata prefecture to study physics at Niigata university, at the same time, I started bouldering in local climbing gym.
Finally, I holds a master’s degree in physics, and I had devoted myself to 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 express “freedom” and “diversity” through my activities.