About

Keita Kurakami
倉上 慶大


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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 is my parents, they often took me to mountain in all seasons.

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 ground up style 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.
So I do not only bouldering, I do various climbing for seeking to meld various styles.

Now, I left the office. The work in LostArrow which was very comfortable condition for climber because the company accepted to take a long vacation for climbing trip. And I could have a time for talking about our activities with co-worker and business partners.
However, when I considered about myself to be honestly what I want to do it as a climber.
The simple answer came up my mind, I just want to commit my life for climbing more, and want to do action to convey importance of healthy environmental sustainability and fascination of climbing.
So I decided to be professional rock climber.

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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、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、ノーマットなど登攀スタイルを重視したボルダリングを行い、2014年よりトラッド、マルチピッチ、ビッグウォールクライミングなど活動の幅を広げる。

主な記録に、Yosemite・Elcapitan / The Nose(5.14a 31pitches_単独フリー初登)、二子山 / Mare (5.14c)のロープソロでの第2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), 笠置 / ReBirth(4/5段_初登), 小川山 / 覚醒(5段)など。
千日の瑠璃の初登記録ではGOLDEN CLIMBING SHOES AWARD 2016を受賞。

2019年よりPatagonia、東京粉末、TrailButterのアンバサダーとなり、プロとしての活動を開始する。
より困難なクライミングスタイルの追求と登攀に挑むロッククライマー。

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