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。
ハイボルダー(6m超の巨石)を登る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、活動範囲を拡げる。
岩場でのルート開拓や単独登攀に最も情熱を注ぐロッククライマー。
日本の伝統楽器・尺八も愛する。

主な登攀記録に、
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。

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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.