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Mizugaki Yama

International > Asia > Japan > Yamanashi Prefecture

Description

Known for it's highball bouldering and longer trad lines, Mizugaki is an excellent choice in warmer weather. Climbing season spring, summer, and fall. If you do not mind near freezing temps December is great friction. This area also has what seems as an endless supply of granite boulders. There are many areas with developed boulders and many areas being developed now. The same goes for the trad lines.

Getting There

From Tokyo take the Chuo west to the Sutama exit just past Nirasaki. Travel north on 411 then north on the 601. 601 ends at a T, the right is 23 and the left is 610. Both of these will take you to Mizugaki Yama. These roads actually make a large loop.

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Great roadside area on the way up to Mizugaki.
[Hide Photo] Great roadside area on the way up to Mizugaki.
Area map.  Red lettering marks the present location (of the climbing parking and camping).  Mizugakiyama summit is the left one.  Numbers are hiking times in hours and minutes.
[Hide Photo] Area map. Red lettering marks the present location (of the climbing parking and camping). Mizugakiyama summit is the left one. Numbers are hiking times in hours and minutes.
Creekside Boulders
[Hide Photo] Creekside Boulders
good luck gnome?
[Hide Photo] good luck gnome?
Looks difficult to me.
[Hide Photo] Looks difficult to me.
Many possiblities
[Hide Photo] Many possiblities
Guidebook available in Japanese
[Hide Photo] Guidebook available in Japanese
From the grassy area above the parking lot.
[Hide Photo] From the grassy area above the parking lot.

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mschlocker
San Diego, CA
[Hide Comment] You can park and camp at Mizugakiyama Natural Park (as located by Google Maps). Oct 27, 2014
mschlocker
San Diego, CA
[Hide Comment] We ran into some guys making a new guidebook for the area. From the draft they showed me, it will be very good. Here they are taking photos for the guidebook. 2015 release.

Oct 28, 2014