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Ganko Iwa

  • Grade context: US
  • Ascents: 37
  • Aka: ガンコ岩

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Description

Probably one of the famous cliffs of Horai it offers excellent climbing on steep pockets. It is split in 2 sectors, the lower one that you reach directly and an upper one if you continue the path left of the lower one for 2 minutes.

Access issues inherited from Horai

Ensure that you park in section "C" as "A" is reserved for hikers. If the parking is full drive down and park next to the bridge at the bigger parking on the other side of the river.

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) and an alpine guide book in English available covering all of Japan and its thousands of sport and trad routes and boulders.

http://www.yamakei.co.jp/products/2811180810.html

https://www.amazon.com/Classic-Alpine-Climbs-Japan-Climb-ebook/dp/B01ARU5KR0

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First (lower) sector when you arrive

The sector above the lower sector, continue left of the lower sector and follow the path for 2 minutes

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