Hokkaido is known for skiing and wintersports, but plenty of climbing and hiking opportunities exist, and crags are never crowded. Sport, trad, and bouldering can all be found here. The season is generally from May to October, depending on the area. For beta, check out Volume 1 of 日本１００岩場, 100 Crags of Japan. Available at Shuugakuso in Sapporo and Asahikawa, which stores should be your first stop on any outdoor adventure.
Fly into Shin-Chitose airport or take a train. Base yourself out of Sapporo or Asahikawa.
Weather station 25.3 miles from here
5 Total Climbing Routes
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Featured Route For Hokkaido
Mild Hang Select 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Asia
: ... : West Area
A steep overhang to a short vertical section. A fun route to climb. I listed the difficulty as 5.9, which is what the guide lists and presumably what the FA set, but community consensus seems to be that the route is more like 5.10b on lead and 5.9 on toprope. Due to the overhang some clips are quite strenuous....[more] Browse More Classics in International
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