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Tomoko Ogawa
Personal information
Nationality Japanese
Born (1978-04-14) April 14, 1978 (age 46)
Height 5 feet 3 inches (160 cm)
Weight 106 pounds (48 kg)
Climbing career
Type of climber Bouldering
Highest grade
Known for First-ever woman to climb V14 (8B+)
Major ascents Catharsis

Tomoko Ogawa (尾川 智子, Ogawa Tomoko, born April 14, 1978) is a Japanese boulderer. In 2012, she sent Catharsis, a boulder route in Shiobara established by Dai Koyamada, and confirmed by Daniel Woods, to become the first-ever woman to climb an 8B+ (V14) route. Ogawa began climbing in 2000, at age 22. .....

See also

  • Katie Lamb, first-ever female to climb an 8C+ (V16) graded boulder
  • Ashima Shiraishi, first-ever female to climb an 8C (V15) graded boulder
  • Angie Payne, first-ever female to climb an 8B (V13) graded boulder
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