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

Himalaya, Nepal

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

  • Kyashar, the Nima line
    Kyashar, the Nima line
    Piolet 'd'Or
  • Kyashar
    Kyashar
    Rowan Castle, Getty Images

More about this ascent

External references for this climb.

Kyashar in the Ascent Book

Other climbs on Kyashar in the Himalayan Climbs mountaineering database

Mountain Facts

Kyashar, Khumbu, Mahalangur Himal, Nepal

N 27° 45′ 17.82″ W 86° 49′ 21.1728″

Elevation: 6770m

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