Chigasaki Rock Mostly sport climbing33 routes in sector
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This is the main climbing area on the right hand side of the parking lot. The lower buttress is Wonderland, the upper section is Ali Baba area
Access issues inherited from Maku Iwa
As of March 2010 there are some access issues with the left-hand band of cliffs from the parking lot. Climbers are asked to climb only on the right hand side (Wonderland/Ali Baba area) until this has been resolved.
10 min walk up through the plum orchards on braided tracks.
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but with some clubs and communities, many techniques and ethics are still passed down from old generations with outdated gear and techniques.
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