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Silent valley

  • Grade context: US
  • Ascents: 2

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Description

A longer walk from the popular areas, silent valley has a large concentration of highly rated routes of moderate difficulty. Due to the distance it is also generally less crowded than the lower areas.

While the bolts are solid, some of the ropes for access to setting up top ropes are pretty worn out and should be inspected before use.

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.

Approach

~15 minutes up from the togenkyo area. Go up to kibo-mine and then swing around to the left where a trail leads up the mountain. Eventually a branch left will head towards this area

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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