After parking a car at the end of the area of cleared snow, it will take about 3 hours to the base area.(Time varies depending on the amount of snow left) It only took us 2 hours in this time. A nice stream is running by the base and it is quite comfortable to stay there.
An hour hike from the base lead us to the ice falls. In comparison to Canadian ice falls scale,you might find it quite small but there are numerous falls that are stylish and got unique appearances. Now let me introduce a few lines here.
Harder than it appears.
Anaconda: The last pitch was longer and steeper than I expected!
Easier to climb than it looks like.
Arm bar was the useful technique when I got pumped at the upper part.
Looks easy but actually it is a quite challenging one.
The rough surface made me think it might be way easier to climb using a pair of gloves made of the sand paper rather than using axes.
As you can see this one was pretty steep. My partner was struggling with the falling surface of the line.
There were some crack lines in this area and all of them seem to be quite interesting lines.I wish we still have more time to try Cobra and Kurotaki for this season but it's getting warm in Japan in March so maybe not for this year.
Thank you for reading this blog I wish you enjoyed the ice climbing information in Japan.