Mt. Iwaki climbing record

For this climb  Exertion Level:★★☆☆☆  Difficulty Level:★☆☆☆☆  Scenic Level:★★☆☆☆

For this climb
Exertion Level:★★☆☆☆
Difficulty Level:★☆☆☆☆
Scenic Level:★★☆☆☆

The best shot for this climb


This Mountain's Information


Schedule

  1. □ Duration:1 Day
  2. □ Term of Climbing:09.03.2016 ~ 09.03.2016
  3. □ Date at Summit: 09.03.2016

Weather

  1. □ Weather:Cloudy
  2. □ Highest Temperature:27.0°C
  3. □ Lowest Temperature:20.0°C

Climbing Course

  1. □ Distance:7.7km
  2. □ Cumulative Elevation:1,445m
  3. □ Course:From the Iwaki shrine to The Hachigome parking lot via Mt. Iwaki's summit
  4. □ Further Information:Time Schedule

    6:30 The Super Hotel ⇒ 7:10 Bus Station ⇒ 8:00 Iwaki Shrine ⇒ 11:33 Shakujo-Shimizu ⇒ 12:20 Mt. Iwaki ⇒ 12:40 Started going down ⇒ 13:20 Hachigome Parking Lot ⇒ 13:45 Got on the bus bound for Gaku Hotspring

Approach to Starting Point

  1. □ Transportation:Express Bus
  2. □ Time to Starting Point:About 8 hours one-way by overnight bus from Hirosaki station to Omiya, and about a hour one-way by bus from Hirosaki station to Iwaki shrine.
  3. □ Further Information:I recommend not to using the bus from Hirosaki station to Mt. Iwaki because it was very expensive and the service is poor. I think it's better to rent a car at Hirosaki station. Then, you can easily access the sightseeing spots.

Location


The Map of Climbing Course

Mt. Iwaki The map of the climb

Altitude × Temperature

Mt. Iwaki Altitude × Temperature

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My Impressions

 There are two mountains in Aomori Prefecture that are among the designated 100 famous mountains of Japan. Aomori is very far from here (Saitama Prefecture), so I can't go there often, that is why I wanted to climb both of them on the same trip. I'll focus on Mt.Iwaki in this post.
 Mt.Iwaki is located in Hirosaki city. If you go there you can see the mountain from almost anywhere because it stands out from the rest of the landscape.
 While climbing the mountain, you might come across two difficulties. Firstly, the hot weather. Because I had to start climbing from the lower place(180m of altitude) it was very hot. The other issue is that the climb can be exhausting because of the shape of the mountain. (There's no flat path.) At 1,200m of altitude, I could feel the cold breeze and I could drink cold water from the mountain spring. After drinking some refreshing water, I was able to regain my strength and continue climbing.
 Climbing this mountain is tough, but you can also get to the top by car or cable car. Therefore there were many people at the summit once I got there. However most of them were not climbers.


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《 Legend 》
* : 100 famous mountains of Japan
: Unable to Summit

【2018】
AUG Mt. Sannoto-Tonodake-Nabewari (1,491m)* 
MAY Mt. Tonodake (1,491m)* 

【2017】
DEC Mt. Tanigawa (1,977m)* 
MAY Mt. Kaimondake (924m)* Mt. Aso (1,592m)* Mt. Karakunidake of Kirishima (1,700m)* Mt. Sakurajima (1,117m) Mt. Ena (2,191m)* Mt. Arashimadake (1,523m)* 
APR Mt. Ibuki (1,377m)* Mt. Yakedake (2,455m)* 
MAR Mt. Senjogatake (3,033m)* 
FAB Mt. Kiso-Komagatake (2,956m)* 
JAN Mt. Tanigawadake (1,977m)* Mt. Nyoho (2,303m) Mt. Yatsugatake (2,899m)* 

【2016】
DEC Mt. Jonendake (2,857m)*↓ Mt. Yakedake (2,455m)*↓ Mt. Tanigawa-Bateikei (1,945m)* 
NOV Mt. Aizu-Komagatake (2,132m)* Mt. Sukai (2,144m)* Mt. Nyoho (2,463m) 
OCT Mt. Daisen (1,729m)* Mt. Echigo-sanzan (2,085m)* Mt. Takatsuma (2,353m)* Mt. Amagi (1,406m)* 
SEP Mt. Azumaya (2,354m)* Mt. Iwaki (1,625m)* Mt. Hakkoda (1,584m)* 
AUG Mt. Ryogami (1,723m)* Mt. Shibutsu (2,228m)* Mt. Hayachine (1,917m)* 
JUL Mt. Haku (2,707m)* 
JUN Mt. Nasudake (1,917m)* 
FAB Mt. Nikko-shirane (2,578m)*↓ 
JAN Mt. Utsukushigahara (2,034m)* 

【2015】
NOV Mt. Mizugaki (2,230m)* Mt. Kinpu (2,599m)* Mt. Daibosatsurei (2,057m)* 
OCT Mt. Yarigatake (3,180m)* Mt. Nantai (2,846m)* 
AUG Mt. Kobushidake (2,475m)* 
APR Mt. Nishiazuma (2,035m)* Mt. Adatara (1,699m)* 
MAR Mt. Houousanzan (2,841m)* Mt. Houousanzan (2,841m)*↓ 
FAB Mt. Tanigawadake (1,977m)* 
JAN Mt. Azumaya (2,354m)*↓ 

【2014】
DEC Mt. Yatsugatake (2,899m)* Mt. Kogashi (582m) 
NOV Mt. Kogashi (582m) 
OCT Mt. Iwate (2,038m)* Mt. Hirugatake (1,673m) Mt. Asama (2,568m)* 
SEP Mt. Ryogami (1,723m)*↓ Mt. Utsukushigahara (2,034m)* Mt. Hiuchi (2,462m)* Mt. Myoko (2,454m)* Mt. Kashima-Yarigatake (2,889m)* Mt. Goryudake (2,814m)* Mt. Nikko-Shirane (2,578m)* 
AUG Mt. Ontake (3,067m)* Mt. Kiso-Komagatake (2,956m)*↓ 
JUL Mt. Kai-Komagatake (2,967m)* Mt. Kasatori (1,953m) 
JUN Mt. Kirigamine (1,925m)* Mt. Tateshina (2,531m)* Mt. Adatara (1,699m)* Mt. Bandai (1,816m)* 
MAY Mt. Kusatsu-Shirane (2,160m)* Mt. Myogi (1,103m) Mt. Hiuchigatake (2,356m)* Mt. Zao-Okama (1,758m)* 
APR Mt. Karasawadake (3,103m) Mt. Kenashiiwa (1,300m) Mt. Makihata (1,967m)* Mt. Takegawadake (1,051m) 
MAR Mt. Kumotori (2,017m)* Mt. Yatsugatake (2,899m)* Mt. Tanzawa (1,567m)* 
FAB Mt. Tanigawadake (1,977m)*↓ 
JAN Mt. Nyugasa (1,955m) Mt. Tonodake (1,491m) 

I'm not sure below because I forgot where I climbed.

【2013】
DEC Mt. Kitayatsugatake (2,840m) Mt. Tanigawadake (1,977m)*↓ 
NOV Mt. Yatsugatake (2,899m)* 
JUN Mt. Joshu-Hotaka (2,158m)* Mt. Tanigawa (1,977m)* 
MAY Mt. Joshu-Hotaka (2,158m)*↓ Mt. Kumotori | Hiryu (2,017m)* 
FAB Mt. Tounodake (1,491m) 
JAN Mt. Kumotori (2,017m)* 

【2012】
DEC Mt. Tounodake (1,491m) Mt. Tanzawa (1,567m)* Mt. Kumotori (2,017m)* 
SEP (0m) 
AUG Mt. Akagi (1,828m)* 

【2011】
AUG Mt. Tsukuba (877m)* 
MAY Mt. Tounodake (1,491m) 

【2010】
SEP Mt. Gumo (977m) 

【2009】
JUL Mt. Fuji (3,776m)*