Mt. Yakedake 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



Schedule

  1. □ Duration:1 Day
  2. □ Term of Climbing:04.22.2017 ~ 04.22.2017
  3. □ Date at Summit: 04.22.2017

Weather

  1. □ Weather:Mostly Sunny
  2. □ Highest Temperature:8.0°C
  3. □ Lowest Temperature:3.0°C

Climbing Course

  1. □ Distance:8.4km
  2. □ Cumulative Elevation:945m
  3. □ Course:New Nakanoyu Course
  4. □ 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

    ・Course Conditions
     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.
     
    ・Clothing
     There was no wind and it was pretty warm, so I spent the whole climb with my wool T-shirt and thin softshell.

    ・Equipment
     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

  1. □ Transportation:Car
  2. □ Time to Starting Point:About 4 hours one way by car
  3. □ 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.

Location


The Map of Climbing Course

Mt. Yakedake The map of the climb

Altitude × Temperature

Mt. Yakedake Altitude × Temperature

My Impressions

This was second time to climb Mt. Yakedake (You can find that record on the list of December 2016) In December, I failed to summit. but, I succeeded getting to the summit this time. I summited, but I found it was not so easy. To succeed with this climb, walk the center path(curl) between the north and south peaks. It wouldn't be difficult to get the summit, but there is a risk of avalanches. In order to reduce that risk, I took alternate route when I climb. It made the climb much more difficult because I had to traverse an amazingly steep path. I decided to take the risk of going back down on the center and it only took 20 minutes to cover the same distance it took two hours to climb on the way up! (Again, this is risky, so use your best judgement.)
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.


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

【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)*