early winter river climbing in Tanzawa near Tokyo


Last week I have been to Tanzawa for river climbing.
This year we have warm temperature these days. No snow yet.

Tanzawa is very near from Tokyo, just 1 hour half trip by train.
There are many rivers and mountains and beautiful forests.

Climbing grade of river is the same as rock climbing.

This time, we tried “Higashisawa Hontanasawa Karesawa”, grade is 5.9.

Most of this river is easy to walk but we have very exciting parts,
One is a very huge round rock and another is 40m hight dry rock wall.

The leader of our party is a professional climber, especially river climbing,
and we followed him.

We used double ropes system.

The end of the route we saw Mt.Fuji.