Kyashar - The NIMA Line - 2012
Hiroyoshi Manome, Yasuhiro Hanatani and Tatsuya Aoki have made the first ascent of the South Pillar of Kyashar (6769m), in Nepal
Kyashar ( 6770m )
First ascent of The NIMA Line
2400m, ED+, 5.10a, M5
11 November 2012
Climbed by Yasuhiro Hanatani, Hiroyoshi Manome
Joint winner of the Piolets d'Or 2013
Hiroyoshi Manome, Yasuhiro Hanatani and Tatsuya Aoki have made the first ascent of the South Pillar of Kyashar, Nepal. A number of string teams have attempted the route unsuccessfully over the last decade. The lower part of the route was characterised by poor rock. Better conditions higher up gave enjoyable rock and mixed climbing, leading to a section of unconsolidated snow at angle of up to 80 degrees, which they found to be the crux of the route. They reached the summit on the sixth day of climbing and descended the wet ridge of the mountain.
“We called this route ‘The NIMA Line’ because NIMA means sun in the Sherpa language and during the climb the sunshine was out every day and kept us warm and happy."
- Yasuhiro Hanatani
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Kyashar in the Ascent Book
First ascent of Kyashar
Kyashar, Khumbu, Mahalangur Himal, Nepal
N 27° 45′ 17.82″ W 86° 49′ 21.1728″