Mitake rock climbing

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The rock climbing (bouldering) in Mitake is centered on the riverbed of Tama River

Some of Japan's famous boulder problems can be found in the Mitake area.[1] On boulders such as "Ninja Rock" and "Deadend"

The rock consists of limestone[2]/ chert. With boulders between a few feet till 20 feet tall.[3] The boulders are graded according to the Japanese Dankyu grading system.[4] With problems ranging between Fb3 and Fb8B.

In 2001 Dai Koyamada made the first ascent of Kanimushi 8B,[5] the hardest problem in Mitake.

Mitake is easily accessed by train from Tokyo.[6] Taking the Ome line from Tachikawa station to Mitake Station (Tokyo)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Krieger, Daniel (2011-04-01). "Bouldering's steady climb in Tokyo | CNN Travel". Cnngo.com. Retrieved 2013-09-22. 
  2. ^ [1][dead link]
  3. ^ "Climbing Japan > Mitake". Mountain Project. 2010-02-10. Retrieved 2013-09-22. 
  4. ^ "UKC Articles - Ogawayama Bouldering". Ukclimbing.com. Retrieved 2013-09-22. 
  5. ^ "GLOBAL". 8a.nu. Retrieved 2013-09-22. 
  6. ^ Story by Vera Schulte-Pelkum / Photos Topher Donahue. "The Way of the Weekend Warrior". Climbing. Retrieved 2013-09-22. 

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