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Description

The twin slabs, the left one squat and light, the right one slender and dark, high on the hill just across the river from the lodge offer excellent slab-climbing, but can be top-rope hell.

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Access issues inherited from Ogawayama

Much of the information about this crag is from the online guide http://www.ogawayama.com/

Approach

Wander down to the river from the lodge and look for a cairn that marks the start of a path on the opposite bank. Cross the river wherever possible and follow the path, skirting Ani Iwa on its right. From the back of Ani Iwa, follow a path across to Mamako Iwa. You can also reach this point from Otouto Iwa. The path continues straight up the hill to the foot of the lefthand slab.

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Ethic inherited from Japan

There`s not a lot of information about climbing in Japan in English. Much of the information is only available in Japanese - or of course here on theCrag!

The Japan Free Climbing Association (http://freeclimb.jp/seibi/seibi.htm) is a good point of contact and there is a set of 5 guidebooks (all in Japanese) covering all of Japan and its thousands of sport and trad routes and boulders.

Some content has been provided under license from: © Neil Harrison (Copyright www.ogawayama.com)

Routes

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1

Fantastic route - straight up the white streak on the narrow slab.

2

Another excellent route tot eh right of Ogawayama Story. Start a bit up and right of OS and straight up. The last bolts are a bit spaced, and crux at the top...

3

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