Water Bottle (Platypus)Compass (Suunto)First Aid KitHead LampBackpack 28L

This list is most useful for the total first timer. It will give you tips on the most General Mountaineering Gear needed.  If you have any questions, feel free to comment! Continue reading ‘Take to your Sawanobori Trip 3/4: General Mountaineering Gear’ »

Tent MatTarpSilverwareHat net 

After a long day of water splashing in your face, swimming through narrow Indy Jones type gorges and ascending waterfalls, you are definitely ready for a comforting campfire, a steaming hot meal, and some time to sing songs and sip whiskey under the stars. Let’s learn about  Camping (Bivouac) & Cooking Gear to learn what we need.

Continue reading ‘Take to your Sawanobori Trip 2/4: Camping Gear’ »

Sawa TabiJacketsFinger Cut-offsGaiters

footwear, jackets, accessories, neoprene material, protective gear

tabi, rain jacket, gloves, vest, gaiter

If you are planning to go on your first sawanobori trip anytime soon, you will hopefully be under direct supervision of an experienced climber who can guide you on what to take with you.  Still, it can get difficult and burdensome to ask about every detail during preparation, so I hope this will act as an easy-to-understand Wear & Gear guide for everyone out there. The posts will be divided into four bulks: Wear & Footwear, Camping (Bivouac) & Cooking Gear, Climbing & Safety Equipment,and General Mountaineering Gear. Please enjoy your trip and feel free to comment with any questions you may have! Continue reading ‘Take to Sawanobori trip 1/4: Wear & Footwear’ »

Two sawanobori climbs made in August 2010 by Tony Grant and Rod Szasz) around Okutama near Tokyo, Japan.

From August 2010

Thanks to Tony Grant

by ijokakanat

Watch and enjoy as the poor man struggles his way through the water.  Makes you realize the almighty power of water!

Awesome movie clip!

posted on youtube by sickboy5555

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自己紹介をすると、私は東京に住みながら、5年ほど前に沢登りと出会い、以後つづけているソウシャです。学生時代は、早稲田大学探検部といういかにも魅力的なネーミングのクラブに所属していて、それを切っ掛けに沢登りを始めました。
ブロガー的性格ではないのですが、このブログを始めようと思ったのは、「沢登りを知る人があまりにも少ない」と前々から気になっていたからです。 Continue reading ‘沢登りはゴミゴミした都会からの最適な息抜き~’ »

This video is an awesome compilation made by climbers Tony Grant and Rod Szasz from summer of 2009.