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Aid Wall 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0
Buddha's Backyard 1 / 5 / 2 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 9
Experts Wall 0 / 0 / 3 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 3
Morning Glory Wall 0 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 1
Observation Tower Area 0 / 0 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 1
Playground 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0
Elevation: 900 ft
GPS: 35.306, 139.614 Google Map · Climbing Map
Shared By: Bryan Davenport on Apr 6, 2013
Admins: Christian Storms
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Description

The area is an old Sandstone Quarry, that the local elderly climbing population uses frequently. Depending on the day, you could expect to see numerous climbers.
Very Limited Parking Details

Getting There

There is very limited parking on the Oppama side near Takatori Elementary School (across the baseball field/tennis courts from the path entrance).

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Isaac T.
Yokosuka, Japan
Isaac T.   Yokosuka, Japan
Additional parking can be found here 35.307829, 139.601664 (although you will need to hike a bit further)

Alternately you can take the Keikyu (KQ) to Keikyutaura Station and access the trail here 35.300348, 139.619099 after walking through the pedestrian tunnel here 35.299520, 139.622049

Lat/Long are approximate. Remember you are responsible for obeying all posted signs and Japanese laws. Jan 12, 2015
Isaac T.
Yokosuka, Japan
Isaac T.   Yokosuka, Japan
In an effort to steer you to the best climbs in the area and away from the ones that have less than ideal rock conditions I created the Choss Grade (CG) scale. All routes I post will include this scale.

CG0 = Granite/Bomber (FYI - none of the route in Takatori Yama will have a CG0 grade)
CG1 = Solid rock mostly, an occasional hand hold or foothold will crumble or have sand in/on it. Falls are not likely.
CG2 = Over 50% of the holds will most likely crumble (either hands or feet). Falls are almost certain.
CG3 = Expect 90% of the holds to crumble, explode and/or sheer off. Falls are nearly unavoidable.

Please note that I give a fall likelihood. This is not in an attempt to replace the Yosemite Scale or make one think that a route is easy (or hard). Rather it is meant to be a word of caution: How comfortable are you hanging and or falling on the gear? This is particularly important to consider when leading.

For example: If you are a solid 5.11a trad/sport climber and you want to climb Ouch! This Hurts with a grade of 5.11a CG3 you should expect to fall on this climb due to rock quality. If you are just breaking into the grade, save the effort and frustration, and try another climb. Jan 12, 2015

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