Rock Climbing Japan, Sports, Trad & Multi-pitch

Avalanche Canada official partner
rock climbing japan

Japan has produced some of the best rock climbers in the world – as it boasts some of the best climbing spots in Asia!

We offer combined tours with training – for first timers through to advanced in English, Japanese & Chinese (Mandarin).

Join a date or request a private tour with a location that matches your interest.

Rock Climbing Experiences :

Please see our scheduled tours and trainings OR we welcome any private or organisation groups to request specific training, dates and locations to your needs. Our trainings can also crossover with any Wilderness First Aid, Avalanche Safety, Rescue & Survival training. 

Rock Climbing / Saku Crag, Nagano

Duration: 1 day or 2 days option (Guests to arrange overnight accommodation)
Location:
Saku, Nagano
Experience: Beginner Level to Intermediate Level
An easily accessible and growing in popularity for groups from Tokyo, the Saku crag is only a 5 minute approach, offers forgiving climbs for beginners with a wide variety of grades up to 5.13 to challenge the experts. 
It’s a great beginner spot to feel comfortable with little exposure along with a great chance of progression with routes gradually increasing from 5.9 up to 5.11 within a small area – so everyone of every experience can find a challenge!

*Training & schedule is weather dependent for safety. During extreme storms training may be delayed or postponed to another date.

Language:Japanese & English (Chinese on request)
Requirements:
Good level of fitness, some climbing experience ideally.
Gear: Approach shoes, climbing shoes, helmet, climbing harness, self arrest belay device – Also available for rent
Grading: Beginner Level to Intermediate Level (US 5.8-5.10, FR 5-6b)
/ Intermediate to advanced (US 5.13+ /8c+)

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Rock Climbing Tour / Ogawayama, Nagano

Duration: 2 days / 1 night (Mountain Lodge Accomodation or Camping)
Location:
Ogawayama ranges 小川山 up to 2,400m+, Nagano
Experience: Beginner Level to Intermediate Level / Advanced available
What is known as one of the two top climbing mecca’s of Japan with countless routes. Boasting great bouldering, sport climbing, trad climbing and some lovely multi-pitch and alpine style routes on Japan’s hard granite.
Suitable for anyone, whether you are a beginner, from indoors to outdoors or experienced and wanting to progress further and have guidance of experienced instructors. Join as a group, or schedule private guiding we will take you to some of the best classic routes and mix styles from slab, crack through to overhangs.

*Training & schedule is weather dependent for safety. During extreme storms training may be delayed or postponed to another date.

Language:Japanese & English (Chinese on request)
Requirements:
Good level of fitness, some climbing experience.
Gear: Approach shoes, climbing shoes, helmet, headlamp, harness – Also available for rent
Grading: Beginner Level to Intermediate Level (US 5.8-5.10, FR 5-6b)
/ Intermediate to advanced (US 5.10+ / 6b+)

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“Join a climbing experience in Japan that will forever ignite a passion in the mountains and inspire countless adventures & memories!”

Ice, Mixed & Mountaineering Experiences :

Please see our scheduled tours and trainings OR we welcome any private or organisation groups to request specific training, dates and locations to your needs. Our trainings can also crossover with any Wilderness First Aid, Avalanche Safety, Rescue & Survival training. 

MOUNTAIN INSURANCE POLICY –

Included in tour & training is our backcountry insurance for any incidents or evacuation covering up to ¥5m. However it is our policy that each participant has a valid personal insurance which covers ‘extreme activities’ including backcountry & mountain climbing. We recommend :
YAMIFIKU – Offers 1-4day short period coverage (¥600-4000) www.yamakifu.or.jp
MONTBELL – Offers 1 yr extended coverage (¥8,000+) hoken.montbell.jp

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EQUIPMENT RENTAL

For mountaineering equipment please write to us directly along with your booking reference to organise.  

For ski / splitboard touring rental please visit website:
hakuba.centralsnowsports.com.au

It is possible to rent your gear for courses in: Hakuba, Myoko, Madarao & Nozawa Onsen trainings.
Please notify us in case you need for courses running in other locations.

On checkout of your course you will be provided a 10% rental discount code to use at Hakuba Central SnowSports

Please provide the following information needed for your rental: 

AVALANCHE SET
• Transceiver, Probe, Shovel & Pack

MOUNTAINEERING
• Ice Walking Axe, snow hiking poles, Ice tools, Insulated mountain boots, Crampons, Helmet, HeadLamp, winter wear – base, mid & outer layers

TOURING SKIS
• If you have touring boots, provide sole length in mm (find on side of heel)
• Weight/Height and preferred ski length

SPLIT-BOARD
• Stance (goofy/regular)
• Preferred board length
• Your US boot size 
• Preferred stance width (if known)
• Preferred stance angles (if known)

 

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