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Adventures of Norbert

9 pitches, mostly A1 (or A2), small pieces free V, material in the route is 40 years old. One of the most serious routes in Japan. (more inside) 甲斐駒ケ岳、赤蜘蛛ルート 9 pitches, mostly A1 (or A2), small pieces free V, material in the route is 40 years old.

A typical Japanese climbing experience: 5h car to Todai 戸台 Minami Alps, 1h shuttle bus to Kitazawa Toge 北沢峠, then 5h/1000+mH up/700+ mH down to the hut 七丈小屋. Next day 2h to the starting point of the route, 10 hours climbing (partly in rain), then 5h back to Kitazawa Toge, next day shuttle bus and car back home.

Very strenous and long, somehow a flashback into the 70ies of climbing, diretissima, artif, ...

Anyway, it was worth the pain.