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Rock climbing for beginners in Hokkaido

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Enjoy a 1-day rock climbing experience and learn the basics of this exciting activity in Hokkaido, together with Yaskuko, a local JMGA mountain guide.

1 Day

Jun - Oct



Are you looking for a summer outdoor activity in Hokkaido? Join me for a 1-day rock climbing course and get started on this exciting sport!

I propose a rock climbing itinerary for beginners at Seigankyo, near Asahikawa, in Central Hokkaido.

We'll meet in Sapporo at 7.30 am. After a quick stop by a convenience store to buy snacks and lunch on the way, we'll drive to Seigankyo (2 hours). The crag is very easy to approach, only 3 minutes away.

Once there, I'll give you a brief on the trip. We'll climb in the morning and in the afternoon. After the climb finishes (around 5 pm), I can take you to an Onsen.

It will be top rope climbing for beginners or someone who just want to experience climbing. I'll do some instructional session as well, covering topics like tying knots, how to belay, how to climb and advice on climbing techniques.

Are you ready for a new challenge? Contact me for this 1-day rock climbing trip for beginners in Hokkaido. I'll be happy to be introduce you to this amazing sport.

If you have more experience as a rock climber, you may want to join our advanced multi-pitch climbing trip in Akaiwa Otaru**.**

Price includes

- Guiding fee

- Mountain guide expenses

Price details

The following items can be rented:

Harness - JPY 1000

Helmet - JPY 1000

Belay set (ATC / Slings / Carabiners) - JPY 2000

Whole set - JPY 3000

* Please let me know in advance if you need to rent. Depending on your shoe size, it might not be possible to rent them in Japan.


More info

Temperature in Hokkaido from June - Sept is around 15-25c. Sept - Oct is autumn in Hokkaido and there are days when it's lower than 10c.

Gear list:

  • Climbing Gears - helmet / harness / climbing shoes / chalk bag / Belay device / 2 screwgate carabiners / 1 60cm sling / 1 120cm sling / belay gloves / you also need approach shoes / day bag which you can fit all the climbing gears in.

    Recommended clothing: trousers (3/4 length recommended) but something which you can bend your knees easily in. No shorts. T-shirt or long sleeve shirts / insulating mid layer e.g. fleece / waterproof jackets / sunglasses etc.

In case of bad weather, the programme will be changed to indoor climbing"

Meeting point

Sapporo station (North exit) or I can pick you up from a hotel in Sapporo.

About the guide

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Mountain Guide

JMGA Mountain Guide
I was born in Kitami city in east Hokkaido. I grew up loving outdoor sports, skiing, and mountain climbing. I now lives in Sapporo and I have been a guide for the last 15 years.
I have accumulated vast experience in mountaineering in both Japan and abroad. I have served on the Canadian Ski Patrol and I have a wealth of experience skiing, rock climbing, and mountain climbing all over the world including Europe, North America, and Nepal.
I pride myself on my skill and experience rock climbing during the summer and backcountry skiing in the winter months. I have climbed Mt. McKinley in the U.S., Mt. Manaslu and Mt. Ama-Dablam, in Nepal, The Matterhorn, Mont Blanc, Chamonix, in Europe and Insubong in Korea.
Please contact me if you want to experience Japan walking, climbing or skiing! I will be very happy to guide you here.


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What people are saying about Yasuko



Wonderful day. Perfectly organized by our great guide. Thanks.



Yasuko is a very experienced guide. We spent two days with her and thoroughly enjoyed our time. She suggested tours based on our experience level and the weather conditions (one day was extremely stormy, yet she still found a place where we could ski). Both days, we were making fresh tracks :) Highly recommend!



We were happy with Yasuko as a guide . Her English is ok but she did not have many options on a bad weather day . She is an excellent and we would not hesitate to have her guide us again . Thank you Yasuko 😊



Yakuso was a great guide with lots of experience around the area. we thoroughly enoyed touring with her. She also helped us get equipment when we couldn't find any. Highly recommend!



Yasuko was great, very experienced, calm and patient with snowboarders. The weather wasn’t on our side but Yasuko found some areas and cut fresh tracks for us all day. Thanks again.

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