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1. Mitake Boulder 50 routes in Crag

Summary:
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seasonality
All Boulder

Long/Lat: 139.185174, 35.802525

Description:

The rock climbing (bouldering) in Mitake is centered around the riverbed of Tama River Some of Japan's most famous boulder problems can be found in the Mitake are, of note are the boulder problems "Ninja Rock" and "Deadend".

Rental gear is available from Maunga. http://www.maunga.jp/?tid=5&mode=f5

The rock consists of limestone / chert. With boulders ranging from a few meters to 5-6m tall. The boulders are graded according to the Japanese Kyu/Dan grading system.

Approach:

Direct trains from Shinjuku Station to Mitake Station, then a short 5 min walk down to the river.

Ethic: inherited from Japan

There`s not a lot of information about in English on climbing in Japan. Much of the information is kept in personal blogs or is accessed through joining a climbing organization.

Many of the routes are well protected, while other less climbed "sport" routes have loose pitons as protection.

The Japan Free Climbing Association does a lot of good work (http://freeclimb.jp/seibi/seibi.htm) but with some clubs and communities, many techniques and ethics are still passed down from old generations with outdated gear and techniques.

History:

In 2001 Dai Koyamada made the first ascent of Kanimushi 8B, the hardest problem in Mitake. Mitake is easily accessed by train from Tokyo.Taking the Ome line from Tachikawa station to Mitake Station (Tokyo)

1.1. Nakasu (Sandbar) Boulder 3 routes in Boulder

Summary:

Long/Lat: 139.175939, 35.802680

RouteGradeStyleSelected ascents
1 Jumping Hook / ジャンピング フック V5 Boulder
2 Rainbow Hang / レインボーハング V1 Boulder
3 Kante / カンテ V0+ Boulder

1.2. Dead End 6 routes in Boulder

Summary:

Long/Lat: 139.175693, 35.801272

RouteGradeStyleSelected ascents
1 Kante (2kyuu) / カンて(2級)

Japanese grade 2級

V3 Boulder
2 Dead End Oudan / デッドエンド横断

Name translates as Dead End Crossing The Japanese Grade 初段

V6 Boulder
3 * Tochikawahara Mika no Hansei / 勅使河原美加の半生

Japanese Grade - 初段

V6 Boulder
4 *** Dead End / デッド・エンド

Japanese Grade 一級

V5 Boulder
5 Kante / Arete / カンテ

Climb the arete to the right of 'Dead End' Japanese Grade - 7級

V0 Boulder
6 Nana Kyuu / 7級

Japanese Grade 7級

V0 Boulder

1.3. Maru Konnyaku Rock 0 routes in Boulder

1.4. Derashine Boulder 0 routes in Boulder

1.5. Pinch Overhang 0 routes in Boulder

1.6. Toketta Soft Cream 1 route in Boulder

Summary:

Long/Lat: 139.185359, 35.801086

Description:

Name Translates as Melted Ice (Soft) Cream とけたソフトクリーム

RouteGradeStyleSelected ascents
1 * Oukaku / 凹角

Name Translates as concave angle Japanese Climbing Grade 3級

V3 Boulder

1.7. Australia Rock 0 routes in Boulder

1.8. Slide (Suberidai) Rock 0 routes in Boulder

1.9. Ninja Gaeshi no Iwa Area/Shuhen 38 routes in Field

Summary:

Long/Lat: 139.186150, 35.802842

RouteGradeStyleSelected ascents
1 5Kyuu SD (5級 SD)

SD: Sit Down Start Japanese Grade 5Kyu (5級)

V2 Boulder
2 3Kyuu SD (3級 SD)

SD: Sit Down Start Japanese Grade 3Kyuu (3級)

V3 Boulder
3 3Kyuu (3級)

Japanese Grade 3Kyuu (3級)

V3 Boulder
4 2Kyuu (2級)

Japanese Grade: 2Kyuu (2級)

V3 Boulder
5 Mummy Iwa Hidari (マミ岩左)

Japanese Grade: 6Kyuu (6級)

V0 Boulder
6 Mummy Iwa Chuou (マミ岩中央)

Japanese Grade: 4Kyuu (4級)

V2 Boulder
7 Mummy Iwa Migi (マミ岩右)

Japanese Grade: 3Kyuu (3級)

V3 Boulder
8 7 No SD (7のSD)

SD: Sit Down Start Japanese Grade: 2Kyuu (2級)

V3 Boulder
9 Mummy Iwa Kaidan (マミ岩階段)

Japanese Grade: 1Kyuu (1級)

V4 Boulder
10 7Kyuu (7級)

Japanese Grade: 7kyuu (7級)

V0 Boulder
11 8Kyuu (8級)

Japanese Grade: 8kyuu (8級)

V0 Boulder
12 7Kyuu (7級)_

Japanese Grade: 7kyuu (7級)

V0 Boulder
13 8Kyuu (8級)_

Japanese Grade: 8kyuu (8級)

V0 Boulder
14 Traverse (トラヴァ-ス)

Japanese Grade: 3kyuu (3級)

V3 Boulder
15 2kyuu (2級)_

Japanese Grade: 2kyuu (2級)

V4 Boulder
16 Mizu no Uta (水の詩)

Japanese Grade: 3kyuu (3級)

V3 Boulder
17 4Kyuu (4級)

Japanese Grade: 4kyuu (4級)

V3 Boulder
18 Kante (カンテ)

Japanese Grade: 5kyuu (5級)

V2 Boulder
19 mantel I (マントル Ⅰ)

Japanese Grade: 4kyuu (4級)

V3 Boulder
20 mantel Ⅱ (マントル Ⅱ)

Japanese Grade: 8kyuu (8級)

V0 Boulder
21 6kyuu (6級)

Japanese Grade: 6kyuu (6級)

V1 Boulder
22 Slab (スラブ)

Japanese Grade: 5kyuu (5級)

V2 Boulder
23 9 Kyuu (9級)

Japanese Grade: 9Kyuu (9級)

SX:V Boulder
24 7 Kyuu (7級) x

Japanese Grade: 7Kyuu (7級) x: This has been climbed at one stage, however it is currently not in a climbable condition.

V0 Boulder
25 5Kyuu (5級) x

Japanese Grade: 5Kyuu (5級) x: This has been climbed at one stage, however it is currently not in a climbable condition.

V2 Boulder
26 6Kyuu (6級) x

Japanese Grade: 6Kyuu (6級) x: This has been climbed at one stage, however it is currently not in a climbable condition.

V0 Boulder
27 8Kyuu (8級) x

Japanese Grade: 8Kyuu (8級) x: This has been climbed at one stage, however it is currently not in a climbable condition.

V0 Boulder
28 Slab (スラブ) x

Japanese Grade: 10Kyuu (10級) x: This has been climbed at one stage, however it is currently not in a climbable condition.

VB Boulder

1.9.1. Ninja Gaeshi no Iwa 10 routes in Boulder

Summary:
All Boulder

Long/Lat: 139.186339, 35.802830

RouteGradeStyleSelected ascents
1 Moto Nobori / 素登り

Japanese Grade: Shodan (初段)

V7 Boulder
2 Kani / 蟹

Japanese Grade 3dan (3段)

V11 Boulder
3 Kani Ashi / 蟹足

Japanese grade 4 dan (4段)

V13 Boulder
4 Kaeru / 蛙

Japanese Grade: 3dan (三段)

V11 Boulder
5 Ashi / 足

Japanese Grade: 3dan (三段)

V11 Boulder
6 *** Ninja-Gaeshi / 忍者返し

Japanese Grade: 1Kyuu (1級)

V5 Boulder
7 ** Kodomo Gaeshi / 子供返し

Japanese Grade: Shodan (初段)

V6 Boulder
8 Climber Kaeshi / クライマー返し

Japanese Grade: Shodan (初段)

V7 Boulder
9 Climber Kaeshi Chokujou / クライマー返し直上

Japanese Grade: Shodan (初段)

V6 Boulder
10 Kame Gaeshi / 亀返し

Japanese Grade: Shodan (初段)

V8 Boulder

1.10. Give me LIfe (Inochi Kudasai) Rock 0 routes in Boulder

1.11. Sand Box Rock 0 routes in Boulder

1.12. 鵜の瀬岩 0 routes in Boulder

1.13. Rocky Boulder 2 routes in Boulder

Summary:

Long/Lat: 139.192686, 35.803853

RouteGradeStyleSelected ascents
1 Egoist / エゴイスト V8 Boulder
2 In Tokyo V11 Boulder

2. Index by grade

Grade Stars Name Style Area
VB Slab (スラブ) x Boulder 1.9. Ninja Gaeshi no Iwa Area/Shuhen
V 9 Kyuu (9級) Boulder 1.9. Ninja Gaeshi no Iwa Area/Shuhen
V0 Kante Boulder 1.2. Dead End
Nana Kyuu Boulder 1.2. Dead End
6Kyuu (6級) x Boulder 1.9. Ninja Gaeshi no Iwa Area/Shuhen
7 Kyuu (7級) x Boulder 1.9. Ninja Gaeshi no Iwa Area/Shuhen
7Kyuu (7級)_ Boulder 1.9. Ninja Gaeshi no Iwa Area/Shuhen
7Kyuu (7級) Boulder 1.9. Ninja Gaeshi no Iwa Area/Shuhen
8Kyuu (8級) Boulder 1.9. Ninja Gaeshi no Iwa Area/Shuhen
8Kyuu (8級)_ Boulder 1.9. Ninja Gaeshi no Iwa Area/Shuhen
8Kyuu (8級) x Boulder 1.9. Ninja Gaeshi no Iwa Area/Shuhen
Mummy Iwa Hidari (マミ岩左) Boulder 1.9. Ninja Gaeshi no Iwa Area/Shuhen
mantel Ⅱ (マントル Ⅱ) Boulder 1.9. Ninja Gaeshi no Iwa Area/Shuhen
V0+ Kante Boulder 1.1. Nakasu (Sandbar) Boulder
V1 Rainbow Hang Boulder 1.1. Nakasu (Sandbar) Boulder
6kyuu (6級) Boulder 1.9. Ninja Gaeshi no Iwa Area/Shuhen
V2 5Kyuu (5級) x Boulder 1.9. Ninja Gaeshi no Iwa Area/Shuhen
5Kyuu SD (5級 SD) Boulder 1.9. Ninja Gaeshi no Iwa Area/Shuhen
Kante (カンテ) Boulder 1.9. Ninja Gaeshi no Iwa Area/Shuhen
Mummy Iwa Chuou (マミ岩中央) Boulder 1.9. Ninja Gaeshi no Iwa Area/Shuhen
Slab (スラブ) Boulder 1.9. Ninja Gaeshi no Iwa Area/Shuhen
V3 Kante (2kyuu) Boulder 1.2. Dead End
* Oukaku Boulder 1.6. Toketta Soft Cream
2Kyuu (2級) Boulder 1.9. Ninja Gaeshi no Iwa Area/Shuhen
3Kyuu (3級) Boulder 1.9. Ninja Gaeshi no Iwa Area/Shuhen
3Kyuu SD (3級 SD) Boulder 1.9. Ninja Gaeshi no Iwa Area/Shuhen
4Kyuu (4級) Boulder 1.9. Ninja Gaeshi no Iwa Area/Shuhen
7 No SD (7のSD) Boulder 1.9. Ninja Gaeshi no Iwa Area/Shuhen
Mizu no Uta (水の詩) Boulder 1.9. Ninja Gaeshi no Iwa Area/Shuhen
Mummy Iwa Migi (マミ岩右) Boulder 1.9. Ninja Gaeshi no Iwa Area/Shuhen
Traverse (トラヴァ-ス) Boulder 1.9. Ninja Gaeshi no Iwa Area/Shuhen
mantel I (マントル Ⅰ) Boulder 1.9. Ninja Gaeshi no Iwa Area/Shuhen
V4 2kyuu (2級)_ Boulder 1.9. Ninja Gaeshi no Iwa Area/Shuhen
Mummy Iwa Kaidan (マミ岩階段) Boulder 1.9. Ninja Gaeshi no Iwa Area/Shuhen
V5 Jumping Hook Boulder 1.1. Nakasu (Sandbar) Boulder
*** Dead End Boulder 1.2. Dead End
*** Ninja-Gaeshi Boulder 1.9.1. Ninja Gaeshi no Iwa
V6 Dead End Oudan Boulder 1.2. Dead End
* Tochikawahara Mika no Hansei Boulder 1.2. Dead End
Climber Kaeshi Chokujou Boulder 1.9.1. Ninja Gaeshi no Iwa
** Kodomo Gaeshi Boulder 1.9.1. Ninja Gaeshi no Iwa
V7 Climber Kaeshi Boulder 1.9.1. Ninja Gaeshi no Iwa
Moto Nobori Boulder 1.9.1. Ninja Gaeshi no Iwa
V8 Kame Gaeshi Boulder 1.9.1. Ninja Gaeshi no Iwa
Egoist Boulder 1.13. Rocky Boulder
V11 Ashi Boulder 1.9.1. Ninja Gaeshi no Iwa
Kaeru Boulder 1.9.1. Ninja Gaeshi no Iwa
Kani Boulder 1.9.1. Ninja Gaeshi no Iwa
In Tokyo Boulder 1.13. Rocky Boulder
V13 Kani Ashi Boulder 1.9.1. Ninja Gaeshi no Iwa