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Areas in Ogawayama

Ani Iwa - Big Brother Rock 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 1
Chichi Iwa - Father Rock 0 / 4 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 4
Gama Slabs 1 / 4 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 5
Hachiman Zawa 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 1
Haha Iwa - Mother Rock 1 / 11 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 12
Imouto Iwa - Little Sister Rock 3 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 3
Mara Iwa - Back Face 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 1
Moby Dick Area 0 / 0 / 0 / 2 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 2
Riverside 0 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 1
Victor Boulder 0 / 0 / 0 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 1
Yane Nihou - Roof Rock Two 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 1
Yane Sanpou - Roof Rock Three 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 1
Elevation: 5,953 ft
GPS: 35.9, 138.627 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Japan's Yosemite that gave birth to free climbing in Japan

This is Japan's most popular climbing area. Cracks and slab abound in Ogawayama. Hundreds of amazing granite lines and boulders await.
The area began in the 1970s with local climbers and big wall climbing. But what changed this little area in the early 1980s was the free climbing boom. The movement brought about by Yosemite climbers had Japanese climbers exploring cracks as well. In 1981, one of Japan's premiere cracks Ogawayama Layback was born. In 1982, FAs on Imujinkawa and Banana Crack happened as well. In 1986, Japan's first 5.13 was established here as well.

The best source of info for this area in English is ogawayama.com.

Ogawayama is not the easiest place to get around. Here are GPS coordinates for some of the major places.
Tomodachi Iwa / Friend Rock
35.543337, 138.383976, 1607.7,
Saikoro Iwa / Dice Rock
35.543309, 138.384063, 1635.3,
Obasan Iwa / Auntie Rock
35.543168, 138.383832, 1604.3,
Momiji / Maple route
35.543187, 138.383600, 1609.1,
G'day Mate Route
35.543275, 138.383579, 1574.0,
Tajian Route
35.543239, 138.383525, 1571.1,
Hachioji Route
35.543136, 138.383584, 1588.5,
Chichi Iwa Left / Father Rock Left
35.543014, 138.383771, 1634.8,
Ogawayama Story
35.542928, 138.383749, 1639.6,
Mamako Iwa - Mother and Child Rock
35.542955, 138.383548, 1598.5,
Haha Iwa - Mother Rock
35.542812, 138.383593, 1606.0,
Mekake Iwa - Mistress Rock
35.542783, 138.383525, 1595.7,
Chichi Iwa - Father Rock
35.542964, 138.383473, 1581.0,
Paranormal Trail Entrance
35.543361, 138.382544, 1608.9
Bridge  
35.543880, 138.382448, 1637.2
展望台(東屋)
35.544282, 138.382204, 1687.5
River    
35.544508, 138.382335, 1684.8        
Omusubiyama Slab - Riceball Slab
35.544846, 138.381745,
Yane Nihou - Roof Rock Two
35.544504, 138.381464, 1693.0
Soramame Slab - Broad Bean Slab
35.544448, 138.381329, 1682.2

Getting There

From Tokyo take the Chuo expressway to hwy 411 just past Kofu. Then go to hwy 68 and turn east. In Akiyama turn towards the south/ mountains. I do not know the name of this road but it forks right a couple of times and ends up at the Ogawayama campsite.

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