B-Pump, one of Japan’s best-known and longest-operating gyms. “A lot of climbers actually visit us from all over the world to try high-quality problems,” says Katsu Miyazawa, gym director. If the U.S. had the same density of climbing gyms as Japan, we’d have 10,000 instead of just over 500. The popularity of indoor climbing is a large contributing factor in why Japan fields such a strong climbing team. Photo courtesy b-pump
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