倉上 慶大 – Keita Kurakami

professional Rock climber

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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、秩父 / The V(5.14d/15a _初登)、小川山 / Pass it on (5.14+ R_初登)、瑞牆山 / 千日の瑠璃(5.14a R/X_初登), U.K. / The Walk of Life(E9 6c)、三峰 / 三輪車(5段_初登)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-boulder 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 to concentrate on rock climbing.
Most passionate about opening a new routes in the crag and exploring the possibilities of solo climbing.
I also practice “Shakuhachi” (traditional Japanese instrument).