Mt. Yakedake climbing record
For this climb Exertion Level：★★☆☆☆ Difficulty Level：★★★☆☆ Scenic Level：★★★★☆
For this climb
This Mountain's Information
- □ Duration：1 Day
- □ Term of Climbing：04.22.2017 ～ 04.22.2017
- □ Date at Summit： 04.22.2017
- □ Weather：Mostly Sunny
- □ Highest Temperature：8.0°C
- □ Lowest Temperature：3.0°C
- □ Distance：8.4km
- □ Cumulative Elevation：945m
- □ Course：New Nakanoyu Course
- □ Further Information：・Time Schedule
9:13 Nakanoyu Hotel → 9:30 Climbing Entrance → 11:08 The Square → 11:56 Starting Traverse to North Peak → 13:00 Summit (North Peak) → 13:25 starting descent → 13:47 The Square → 14:44 Nakanoyu Hotel
From starting point to The Square, the path made by others was not clear. But, there's no risk of getting lost because if you just start going up, eventually you’ll see a clear path, so I chose the path where I can walk easily.
Because of the melting snow, sometimes my crampons didn't work. There was high risk of slipping down.
There was no wind and it was pretty warm, so I spent the whole climb with my wool T-shirt and thin softshell.
I didn't need to use snowshoes. It’s enough to carry just crampons and a snow axe.
※ You should not stay long near the sulfur gas below the summit. — I was about to lose consciousness because of the dense gas.
Approach to Starting Point
- □ Transportation：Car
- □ Time to Starting Point：About 4 hours one way by car
- □ Further Information：From Omiya to Suwa IC via the cetral highway
※ There was enough space to park, even if you are not staying at the hotel. But, be aware in summer season will be crowded with other climbers.
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There were no traces made by others on both routes, so I guess I was the first to summit the north peak that day. This course is definately not for beginners. That's why I gave it three stars for Difficulty.
It is really interesting climb because it has completely different aspects depending on season and it has a number of different possible routes. You have to wait and read the conditions when you get there and then decide your route. I really like this type of climb. I'm looking forward to climbing Mt. Yakedake again and seeing how I can do it next time.