Where Is Hidetaka Suzuki These Days?

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Ihateplastic

Trad climber
It ain't El Cap, Oregon
Dec 1, 2011 - 01:15pm PT
At Arco World Championships
At Arco World Championships
Credit: Ihateplastic

EDIT: This is NOT Hidetaka At Arco this past year.
karodrinker

Trad climber
San Jose, CA
Dec 1, 2011 - 01:37pm PT
thats yuji dude not suzuki.
Ihateplastic

Trad climber
It ain't El Cap, Oregon
Dec 1, 2011 - 01:40pm PT
Really? Did I screw up. One minute while I verify...
Dapper Dan

Trad climber
Menlo Park
Dec 1, 2011 - 01:45pm PT
lol ! They all look the same right?
Ihateplastic

Trad climber
It ain't El Cap, Oregon
Dec 1, 2011 - 01:46pm PT
I am a moron... Sorry.

Let me offer this as a way of apology.

Credit: Ihateplastic
Murzerker

Social climber
Land of Goats and Tacos
Dec 1, 2011 - 01:57pm PT
^^^ You are so right, he moves with so much fluidity. He told me once, some thing to the effect of "imagine hold is bird, gentle, not crush." Loved watching him climb.
sunkid

Sport climber
munich
May 7, 2012 - 04:00am PT
Hey Fans and friends of Hidetaka,

I just recieved an email from "him" i believe that it's a scammer. I' would've helped, but there was just no verification from the email to confirm it was really from him. Surfing the net, it gave me enough details to recognise this email to be an absolute fake, and that his email account was probably hacked. This is what is said..

"I really did not want to disturb you with this but I had no one else to turn to. I'm sorry I didn't inform you about my trip to UK on short vacation.Unfortunately I was mugged at gun point last night! All cash, Credit card and phone were stolen at gun point, thanking Almighty God for saving my life and keeping my passport., I really need your urgent assistance quickly ? I just need $3800 to sort out my hotel bills and I promise to refund it back to you once i get home cause i still have some cash in my account but I cant access any here right now ,already celled all my cards immediately after the muggers took my things off me!!! still at the public internet library where am making use of the free internet access, I will forever be grateful if you can help me, Please let me know if you can help me out? Am freaked out at the moment!! ... "

I asked for a number to call and verify, but no answer came back. So please beware if any of you recieved such a mail. Do verify his identification before sending out any money...and generally, yes...even if you're robbed out, a consulate will always help you out ^^.

++++ Hide, if you're reading this, (or anyone who is in touch with Hidetaka) change your email settings asap. +++++

PS: And I would really love to hear from Hide again sometime.


Cheers
Jaybro

Social climber
Wolf City, Wyoming
May 7, 2012 - 09:27am PT
Aaron Walters from (originally from)Beloit Wisconsin, Mal. Unless it was someone else....
He was a friend of that Lober's worked on the rigs in county 17 with him, lived in Estes a bunch.,,
survival

Big Wall climber
Terrapin Station
May 7, 2012 - 10:37am PT
I've seen those "please help me" letters from about 3 different friends who were hacked. Bullschit.
pb

Sport climber
Redlands Ca
May 7, 2012 - 09:38pm PT
we were going to clark canyon just racking draws hidetaka gives us a funny look an sez " have a fun crack canyon"
Johnny K.

climber
Jun 24, 2012 - 11:10am PT
hahaa,classic ^

more stories bump
Francesca Drake

Trad climber
California,Truckee
Jun 24, 2012 - 01:20pm PT
Gene and I climbed a lot Hidetaka,I hope he is OK
dirt claud

Social climber
san diego,ca
Feb 21, 2013 - 03:27pm PT
Credit: dirt claud
PotatoHead

Trad climber
Nunya,ID
Feb 8, 2014 - 06:21am PT
My roommate in Tucson told me one day(89?)...hey Suzuki is in town and needs a partner. I jumped at the chance to climb with him. Met him at the grocery store(Safeway?) at the bottom of Mt.Lemmon. He was sleeping in the back of his Ford Pinto...classic. He was trying to convince me that a diet of grapefruit rinds and smokes was the way to get honed and skinny...lol! Anyway, I belayed him on several of the new hard .13's at the time which he pretty much walked after a couple of burns. I was leading a 5.11 'bolted' route that led into an old r/out gear route Pegasus. I was way out from a stopper, sparsely pro'd, and about to fall. I looked down and there was a pile of slack on the ground...he was trying to light a cig. I said "watch me, think I'm coming off". Next thing I know I going for a ripper and survived a monster fall. I was kind of pissed. He just said..."ahhh pump hah hah hah". Had him over for dinner and fed his belly full of mexican food that night. The guy is a gem of a person and fun to climb with too. Not to mention, a hone master!!
kunlun_shan

Mountain climber
SF, CA
Feb 12, 2018 - 08:32am PT
Bumping some cool and hilarious stories, and linking with this thread:

http://www.supertopo.com/climbing/thread.php?topic_id=3060219&tn=0
mcreel

climber
Barcelona
Feb 12, 2018 - 11:16pm PT
I ran into him a few times in the Tahoe area. I remember him him absolutely floating the long 5.11 to the R side of Cave Rock, very impressive, even though that route was way below his level.
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