[Outdoor Crag] Lead/crack/multi practice session (reservation required) scheduled to be held in March 2024

Beta Climbing Gym | Outdoor Lead practice session, multi-pitch climbing practice session, crack practice session


We hold climbing practice sessions using ropes in an outdoor field. Lead climbing, multi-pitch climbing, crack climbing.
Lead climbing has 3 courses: [Super Beginner Practice Session], [Practice Session], and [Weekday Climbing Club].

For those who are about to start climbing, or those who have just started climbing, such as those who want to step up from walking mountain climbing to variations on rocky ridges, and those who want to practice leading and mastering routes that are not difficult, [Lead Climbing Super Beginner Practice] [Meeting] is recommended. You can also practice rappelling at the lead climbing super beginner practice session.
All necessary gear (shoes, helmet, harness, chalk) can be rented (550 yen per item).

If you have experience climbing at a bouldering gym or lead gym, but are new to outside lead climbing, we recommend the [Lead Climbing Practice Session].
Also, for those who want to climb on weekdays, we recommend the [Weekday Climbing Club]. The destination and content will be decided in consultation with the participants.

March date

■Lead climbing super beginner practice session
[Recruiting] March 31st (Sunday) Numazu/Mt. Washizu

■Lead climbing practice session
[Recruiting] March 3rd (Sunday) tennouiwa or colonel rock
■Lead climbing practice session Weekday climbing club
[Recruiting] March 14th (Thursday) TBD
[Recruiting] March 19th (Tuesday) TBD
[Recruiting] March 27th (Wednesday) TBD
■Crack climbing practice session
[Recruiting] March 30 (Saturday) Yugawara Makuiwa
■Multi-pitch climbing practice session
[Recruiting] March 24th (Sunday) Yugawara Makuiwa/Goku Slab

In Beta, we will climb until you are satisfied!
Please use the top rope provided by the staff to climb on the staff’s belay.
If you have a route you want to climb, set up a rope. If it seems like I can’t climb enough, I’ll belay until sunset.


Beta will help you become an independent climber!
If you would like to lead or practice belaying, please contact us.
Practice leading, leading, or belaying depending on your skill level.
In the case of multi-participation, participants will be asked to team up with each other, and staff will check on their safety from nearby.


Recommended for the following people.
・Those who enjoy mountain climbing and want to climb rocky ridges more safely
・Those who want to step up and try variations or alpine
・People who are interested in outdoor climbing but find it difficult to go to a bouldering gym.
⇒ “Lead climbing super beginner practice session” is recommended

・Those who do bouldering but are also interested in rope climbing
・Those who enjoy indoor lead and would like to try outdoor rock lead as well.
・Those who want to enjoy Sotoiwa on a regular basis
・Those who want to practice leading and belaying at Sotoiwa
・Those who want to be able to go to Sotoiwa on their own
⇒ “Lead climbing practice session” is recommended

・For those who are off on weekdays.
・Those who want to climb on weekdays when the rocky area is empty
⇒We recommend the “Weekday Climbing Club”

・Those who want to try crack
・Those who want to acquire cracking techniques for Alpine Multi
⇒ “Crack climbing practice session” is recommended

・Those who want to practice the system at Sotoiwa
・Those who want to debut Sotoiwa Multi
・People who are worried about whether they remember the system because it’s been a while since they’ve been playing multiplayer.
⇒“Multi-pitch climbing practice session”



If you want to climb a outdoor crag with a rope, please join us.
I would like people who mainly do mountain climbing to participate, such as variations. Being able to climb not only increases the number of routes you can take, but also makes you safer.
We accept schedule requests, so please let us know if you have any requests.


Before participating, please familiarize yourself with the basics of how to tie ropes and the lead climbing system.
If you don’t know, please take a look at the lead climbing beginners course. *Not required.

At the multi-pitch practice session, participants climb together in groups under the safety supervision of staff. In fact, there is no help from the staff, and participants must climb on their own.
For more information, please see
Multi-pitch practice session page.

Overview

[Location] Please see the venue above. Detailed information on the venue is listed below.
Past locations: Tennoiwa/Kernel Rock/Yugawara Makuiwa/Kofu Makuiwa/Mt. Washizu/Mt. Kogashi/Oinishiroyama/Shibazaki Rock/Yugawa/Ogawayama/Kofu Kabutoiwa/
[Access, etc.] We plan to meet at the site around 9 o’clock. Disbanding will take place around 5pm. For rock areas accessible by public transportation, staff will belay you until sunset if you wish to continue climbing after the closing time.
If you are a rocky area that cannot be accessed by public transportation and do not have a car or other means of access, you can ride in a staff member’s car (transportation fee: 8,000 yen). The meeting time varies depending on the rocky area, but we will generally meet at 6 o’clock at the underground rotary at the west exit of Shinjuku Station.

*About transportation expenses
If you are heading to the location by car, arrange a rental car and split the cost between participants.
The approximate cost is as follows.
In the case of Ogawayama
Rental car + fuel cost: approximately 20,000 yen, expressway (Hatsudai⇔Sutama) approximately 8,000 yen
Divide 28,000 yen by the number of people.
If 6 people participate, 4700 yen per person
If 5 people participate, 5,600 yen per person
If 4 people participate, 7000 yen per person
If 3 people participate, 9400 yen per person

[Accompanying staff] Yasushi Ozawa (Beta owner) / Mayumi Niikura (Yamane Club) / Yasuna Kamijo (Beta staff) ) / Tomoko Yamamoto (Beta Staff) Koji Nakamura (Beech Club)
【subject】
Lead climbing practice session for beginners: Climbing/bouldering for absolute beginners and those with no experience. Shoes, helmets, and chalk can also be rented.
Lead climbing practice session: For those with climbing/bouldering experience and beginners to outside rock lead climbing.
Weekday Climbing Club: No climbing or bouldering experience required. Anyone who wants to climb on weekdays.
Crack climbing practice session: For experienced climbers and boulder links, beginners and inexperienced climbers.
Multi-pitch climbing practice session: Multi-beginner. Those who understand the system and can lead and follow during practice.

*Beta membership registration is required. Please register as a member in advance to participate.
*Participants must be 20 years or older.

[Contents]
Lead climbing beginner practice session: We will give a lecture on manners and etiquette at rocky areas, and climb routes from 5.7 to 5.10 using the top rope. Depending on your skill level, you will also practice leading and belaying.
Lead climbing practice session: Climb 5.11 routes using the basic top rope. Depending on your skill level, you will also practice leading and belaying.
Weekday Climbing Club: We will consult with the participants and consider the destination and content.
Crack climbing practice session: ~5. Climb 10 routes using the basic top rope. Depending on your skill, we will also practice setting protection and leading.
Multi-pitch climbing practice session: Under the safety supervision of staff, participants will climb 4 pitches and descend using pull-ups.
*If you are participating in the lead climbing super beginner practice session, practice session, or weekday climbing club, please wear a harness and be able to make an eight knot (figure 8 knot) in advance.
If you are unable to do so, please join the Lead Climbing Beginner Practice Session, which is held monthly on Beta 3F. (not required)
*If you are participating in the multi-pitch climbing practice session, please be able to lead and follow by yourself. If you don’t know, please refer to Introduction to multi-pitch climbing, which is held monthly on Beta 3F. Please join us.
[Capacity]
Lead climbing super beginner practice session: 10 people (minimum number of participants is 4, if the participant can have the staff help with belay, we will consider holding the event with even 1 person)
Lead climbing practice session: 10 people (minimum number of participants is 4 people, if the participants can help the staff with belay, we will consider holding it with even 1 person)
Weekday climbing group: 10 people (minimum number of participants is 4 people, if the participants can have the staff help with belay, we will consider starting with 1 person)
Crack climbing practice session: 10 people (minimum number of participants is 4)
Multi-pitch climbing practice session: 4 people (minimum number of participants is 2 people, if practicing with staff, even 1 person can hold it)
【Entry fee】
Lead climbing super beginner practice session: 8,800 yen
Lead climbing practice session: 7700 yen
Weekday climbing part: 7700 yen
Crack climbing practice session: 7700 yen
Multi-pitch climbing practice session: 14,300 yen

550 yen per rental item
Cancellations are accepted at any time, but if canceled on the day before or on the day, a cancellation fee (100% of the course fee) will be charged.
Please pay the participation fee at the Beta store (cash, credit card, PayPay, dPay, Merpay, auPay, transportation electronic money, ID, QUICpay) or in cash on the day.
*If the event is canceled due to rain, the participation fee will be refunded.
*If you are not a beta member, you will need to register as a member. Please come to the store and register as a member by the day of the event, or pre-register Please complete . If you have pre-registered, please let us know your pre-registration number by email.
If you have any requests for dates other than those listed below, please let us know.
[Insurance] Please purchase it yourself.

Mitsui Sumitomo Insurance’s GK injury insurance (personal life compensation insurance)< /a> is recommended.
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[What to bring] Below is information about lead climbing and crack climbing. For more information on multi pitches, please see the Sotoiwa Multi Pitch Practice Session page.
Required: Climbing shoes, climbing helmet, harness, chalk, drinks, lunch, winter clothing
Optional: Topo (route map), quick draw, leisure sheet, belay device
*Harnesses and helmets can be rented for a fee (550 yen each).
[Clothing] Clothes suitable for climbing (top and bottom)
*The rocky area can get quite cold in winter, spring, and autumn. Please be sure to bring warm clothing such as fleece and down jackets.
[Toilet] There are some rocky areas where there are no toilets or water sources.
Please prepare toilet paper and plastic bags for collecting used paper.
[In case of cancellation] We may decide to cancel due to weather or other circumstances.
Regardless of whether the event is held or canceled, we will contact you by email or phone by 7:00 pm on the previous day regarding the decision to hold the event.
When applying, please be sure to include a phone number and email address where you can be contacted the day before or on the day of the event. In case of cancellation, the participation fee will be fully refunded.

Video for preparation/review

How to tie a figure eight knot


Clove hitch when taking a self-belay on the main rope


Clove hitch when building belay stations with fixed distribution

Application for participation


If you would like to participate, please visit the Beta store, call, email.
Before applying,Beta Climbing Gym Outdoor Event Participation TermsPlease agree with.
▼When contacting us in-store, by phone, or by email, please provide the following information.
1. Desired date of participation
2.Name
3.Date of birth
4.Telephone number (please write the number where you can be contacted on the day)
5. Beta member or non-member (please write either; if you are a non-member, please also write your pre-registration number)
6. Harness/helmet/shoe rental or (Please write either)
7.Meeting location or or (please write one)
8.Other (please state your requests regarding meeting place, venue, etc.)

▼For email: Please send an email with the address, subject, and body text below.
◆Email address: info@beta-climbing.com
*Please replace @ (at mark) with half-width characters.
◆Email subject: 〇/〇 (Example: 2/18 ←Date) [Outdoor crag]●●● Desire to participate (Please write the name of the training session you would like to attend in ●●●Example: Lead Super Beginner Practice Session/ Lead practice session/Weekday climbing club/Multi practice session)

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Those who have applied will receive an email from Beta Climbing Gym confirming that the application has been accepted. If you do not receive a reply within 1-2 days after sending your participation application email, please call Beta.
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※※※※Please understand that climbing is dangerous before participating※※※※
Please be aware that climbing always involves danger, and participate at your own risk. Especially in natural rocky areas, unexpected things like chipped rocks can occur. A little carelessness can cause a serious accident. During the course, please follow the instructions of the instructor and staff and be sure to maintain safety, whether you are climbing or taking a break.

[Deadline] Applications will close as soon as the capacity is reached.

[Outdoor crag] Lead climbing practice session Past event 
[Outdoor crag] Crack climbing practice session Past event 
[Outdoor crag] Weekday Climbing Club Past Events
[Outdoor crag] Multi-pitch climbing practice session Past event 

Yugawara, Makiwa

[Place] Makuyama Park, Yugawara Town, Kanagawa CLIMBING-net site
It is a rocky place in Makuyama Park in Yugawara. It is a rocky area that is sunny and warm in winter. Access is also good. From JR Yugawara Station, take a bus bound for Makuyama Park, get off at the last stop, and walk for about 10 minutes.
The area is divided into multiple areas, and there are plenty of grade challenges that are easy for beginners to climb. In a vacant area, you will climb 9 or 10 challenges.
Makuiwa Yugawara Sunset (5.10a)
[Meeting] Meet at JR Yugawara Station at 8:50. Take the 9:00 bus. If you can come directly to the site by car, etc., please come to the site at 9:20.
[Dissolution] Dissolution according to the local bus time (16:20) to Yugawara Station. After the tour ends, if anyone wants to continue climbing, the staff will continue to belay. Dissolution around sunset. Head to Yugawara Station on foot, by bus, or by taxi.
[Water/toilet] You can use the water/toilet in front of Makuyama Park.

Akikawa Tennoiwa

[Location] Tennoiwa, Akiruno City, Tokyo CLIMBING-net site
It is a very accessible rocky place. About 15 minutes from Musashi Itsukaichi Station to the nearest bus stop (Sorigobashi). 3 minutes walk from the bus stop.
The rocky area is divided into two areas, the lower rocky area and the upper rocky area. The lower rocky area has many gentle challenges, and the upper rocky area has a boulder-like route. A popular route for beginners is “Crack Joy (5.9)” on the upper rocky area. In addition, the route “Tennoiwa/Nirvana no Kaze (5.10b)” that I often climb at practice sessions “Tennoiwa Mirage (5.10b/c)” “Tennoiwa Souvenir of the Underworld (5.10d)
[Meeting] Meet at JR Musashi Itsukaichi Station at 8:15. Take the bus leaving at 8:22. If you can come directly to the site by car, etc., please come to the site at 9:00.
If you come by car, please use the Jurigi Parking Lot (free). Take the 8:33 bus bound for Kamiyozawa from the nearby Jurigi bus stop. You can join the participants who boarded from Musashi-Itsukaichi Station.
*Please note that the Akikawa International Trout Fishing Area parking lot cannot currently be used for climbing purposes.
[Dissolution] Dissolution according to the time (16:45) of the bus bound for Musashi-Itsukaichi Station. After the tour ends, if anyone wants to continue climbing, the staff will continue to belay. Dissolution around sunset. Head to Musashi Itsukaichi Station on foot, by bus, or by taxi.

[Water/Toilet] None. In case of emergency, we may use nearby facilities.

Makuiwa, Kofu

[Location] Kofu Makiwa, Hokuto City, Yamanashi CLIMBING-net site
A few minutes walk from the parking space, it is a rocky place with good access. The rocky area is relatively compact, and there are plenty of 10 routes with bones, so even beginners can enjoy it.
Recently, development is being carried out in the back of the current area, and it is scheduled to open to the public from around next year.
[Meeting] Local parking space 9:00 (The number of parking spaces is limited, so please ride together as much as possible)
If there is no access means such as a car, ride in a staff car. 6:00 Meet at JR Shinjuku Station West Exit Rotary (basement).
If you can’t come to Shinjuku station at 6 o’clock, you can stay overnight at Beta. There are also many capsule hotels near Shinjuku Station where you can stay at reasonable prices, so please search for them.
You can also pick up at JR Nirasaki Station around 8:00. We will consider gatherings flexibly, so please contact us.
[Dissolution] Dissolution at the site around 16:00 to 17:00. If you are in the car, we will send you to Shinjuku Station.
[Water/Toilet] None. Please prepare toilet paper, etc.

Okuchichibu and Ogawayama

[Location] Kawakami Village, Nagano Prefecture, near Mawarimedaira Campsite CLIMBING-net site
The areas are scattered over a wide area, and the number of assignments is the largest in Japan. It is also called Yosemite of Japan. The approach is to each area on foot from the parking lot of the Mawarimedaira campsite. Depending on the area, it may take several tens of minutes to an hour.
Open fires are allowed at the campsite. After climbing, some climbers pick up firewood on the way down the mountain and enjoy bonfires and camping. Many climbers spend their weekends at Mt. Ogawa during the season.
[Meeting] 9:00 at the Mawarimedaira parking lot
If there is no access means such as a car, ride in a staff car. 6:00 Meet at JR Shinjuku Station West Exit Rotary (basement).
If you can’t come to Shinjuku station at 6 o’clock, you can stay overnight at Beta. There are also many capsule hotels near Shinjuku Station where you can stay at reasonable prices, so please search for them.
You can also pick up at JR Nagasaka Station around 8:00. We will consider gatherings flexibly, so please contact us.
[Dissolution] Dissolution at the site around 16:00 to 17:00. If you are in the car, we will send you to Shinjuku Station.
[Water/toilet] Use the water and toilet at the Mawarimedaira campsite. You can also take a bath at Kinpu Sanso.
【Others] When using the campsite, a 500 yen per person admission fee is required. For campers and bathers, the camp fee is 900 yen, and the bathing fee is 500 yen (per person).

Kabuto iwa

[Location] Mt. Kabuto, Fuefuki City, Yamanashi Prefecture
A compact rocky area that is warm in winter. Face, crack, slab, etc. are compact, but there are many variations of problems. In addition, there are plenty of challenges that beginners can enjoy.
From the parking lot at the trailhead, climb the trail for about 30 minutes.
[Meeting] Mt. Kabuto trailhead parking lot
If there is no access means such as a car, ride in a staff car. 6:00 Meet at JR Shinjuku Station West Exit Rotary (basement).
If you can’t come to Shinjuku station at 6 o’clock, you can stay overnight at Beta. There are also many capsule hotels near Shinjuku Station where you can stay at reasonable prices, so please search for them.
You can also pick up at JR Isawa Onsen Station around 8:00. We will consider gatherings flexibly, so please contact us.
[Dissolution] Dissolution at the site around 16:00 to 17:00. If you are in the car, we will send you to Shinjuku Station.
[Water place/toilet] We will use the toilet at the trailhead. In winter, it may be frozen and unusable. Also, there are no toilets at the rocky place about 30 minutes up from the trailhead, so please prepare toilet paper.

Hinatawada colonel rock

[Location] Ome City, Tokyo, colonel rock
It is a very accessible rocky place. About 5 minutes on foot from Hinatawada station. There are 7 routes in a compact rocky area. Only introductory routes of limestone.
Topo and notes are on the site of Okutama Climbing Center It is posted, so please take a look.
A reference video of the assignment that usually climbs at the seminar. “colonel rock Hesoman (5/10c)” “colonel rock Purari (5/10c)
[Meeting] Meet at JR Hinatawada Station at 8:45. I will go on foot.

[Dissolution] Dissolution at the site around 16:00 to 17:00. If there are people who want to climb after the tour ends, the staff will continue to belay. Dissolution around sunset.
[Water place/Toilet] We will borrow the toilet from the nearby Rose Town D.Garden.
[Others] A fee of 500 yen is required to use the rocky area.

Ohito and Shiroyama

[Place] Ohito Town, Shiroyama
The area is divided into multiple areas, there are many routes, and there are many variations of challenges such as slabs, hangs, and faces. There are also multiple routes. A warm rocky place in winter. There are plenty of challenges that beginners can enjoy.
You can walk to the area from the parking lot. The approach time varies depending on the area, but it takes about 10 to 30 minutes.
[Meeting] Parking space or nearby combination (The number of parking is limited, so please ride together as much as possible)
If there is no access means such as a car, ride in a staff car. 6:00 Meet at JR Shinjuku Station West Exit Rotary (basement).
If you can’t come to Shinjuku station at 6 o’clock, you can stay overnight at Beta. There are also many capsule hotels near Shinjuku Station where you can stay at reasonable prices, so please search for them.
We can also pick you up at 8:00 at Ohito Station on the Izu Hakone Railway. We will consider gatherings flexibly, so please consult us.談ください。
[Dissolution] Dissolution at the site around 16:00 to 17:00. If you are in the car, we will send you to Shinjuku Station.
[Water/toilet] There is no toilet, so please use a convenience store before meeting.

Numazu/Mt. Washizu

[Location] Mt. Washizu, Numazu City CLIMBING-net site
It is a historic rocky area that has been climbed by locals for a long time, and in 1983, four of the climbs, Maze, ET Hang, Cosmic Dancer, and Jet, were made free, and the grade was announced on Decimal, which was unusual at the time, so it suddenly became mainstream.
The jet climbed by Isao Ikeda was the first 5.12 in Japan at the time.
It’s about a 30 minute walk from the parking lot by the sea, and it’s sunny and warm. This is a popular rocky area in winter.

At the super beginner practice session, we will practice using the 5.6, 5.7, and 5.9 routes of the “Third Grade Rocks” and the 5.9 route of the “Main Wall.”
For those aiming for a more difficult route, “Mt. Washizu/Sunfish (5.10a)” “Washizuyama Maze (5.10d)” Masu.

You can also practice rappelling, climbing back up, and training with crampons at the “Third Grade Rocks”, so please let us know if you have any requests.

[Meeting] Approach bus stop (in front of Shishita Public Hall) or local rocky area
I will go by public transportation. Board the bus leaving Numazu Station at 8:15. It takes about 20 minutes by bus to reach the rocky area.
[Dissolution] Disbanded on site from 16:00 to 17:00.
[Water/Toilet] There are no restrooms, so please go to a convenience store etc. before gathering.


Beta Climbing Gym | Outdoor Lead practice session, multi-pitch climbing practice session, crack practice session
Beta Climbing Gym | Outdoor Lead practice session, multi-pitch climbing practice session, crack practice session
Beta Climbing Gym | Outdoor Lead practice session, multi-pitch climbing practice session, crack practice session
Beta Climbing Gym | Outdoor Lead practice session, multi-pitch climbing practice session, crack practice session
Beta Climbing Gym | Outdoor Lead practice session, multi-pitch climbing practice session, crack practice session
Beta Climbing Gym | Outdoor Lead practice session, multi-pitch climbing practice session, crack practice session
Beta Climbing Gym | Outdoor Lead practice session, multi-pitch climbing practice session, crack practice session
Beta Climbing Gym | Outdoor Lead practice session, multi-pitch climbing practice session, crack practice session
Beta Climbing Gym | Outdoor Lead practice session, multi-pitch climbing practice session, crack practice session
Beta Climbing Gym | Outdoor Lead practice session, multi-pitch climbing practice session, crack practice session
Beta Climbing Gym | Outdoor Lead practice session, multi-pitch climbing practice session, crack practice session
Beta Climbing Gym | Outdoor Lead practice session, multi-pitch climbing practice session, crack practice session
Beta Climbing Gym | Outdoor Lead practice session, multi-pitch climbing practice session, crack practice session
Beta Climbing Gym | Outdoor Lead practice session, multi-pitch climbing practice session, crack practice session
Beta Climbing Gym | Outdoor Lead practice session, multi-pitch climbing practice session, crack practice session


[Indoor] Lead Climbing Beginners Lesson 2-part system Part 1 [Climb] Part 2 [Belay] (3F) Reservation required Scheduled for February 2024

Beta Climbing Gym Seminar / Lead Climbing Beginner Seminar
Beta Climbing Gym Seminar/Lead Climbing Beginner Seminar Calendar


Lead climbing is the foundation of all rope climbing. If you want to climb using a rope, you first need to learn lead climbing.
Once you’ve mastered the basics, such as lead climbing systems and belay mechanics, it’s time to move on to the next step, such as multi-pitch climbing.

This workshop is a workshop that teaches the rope work and other basic techniques for lead climbing.
Suitable for lead climbing beginners and those who want a refresher. The class will be held on the Beta 3F lead wall “Shinjuku Face”, so you can attend without worrying about the weather.
Lead climbing [Part 1] “Climbing technique” and [Part 2] “Belay technique” will be taught in two parts, combining classroom learning and practice.
Both have a lot of things to know and things to do, 2.5 hours for each part, 5 hours in total. It’s going to be a dense time.

Therefore, even if you take this course, you will not be able to practice lead climbing immediately at the lead gym or Sotoiwa.
It is necessary to practice repeatedly so that clipping and belaying can be performed smoothly, and to understand safety management such as the risks on rocky areas, how to use the correct gear, and what to do in case of a fall.

In Beta, students follow up on a safe lead climbing debut with:

1) Rope practice (every Monday from 19:00)
We hold rope practice sessions mainly for those who have taken the beta rope course (lead/multi).
Beta staff will be on hand to help you practice.
Participation by yourself is also fine. You can either practice with someone who has the same goal as you, or the staff will be your practice partner.
There is no participation fee. Only gym usage fee is OK.
Rope and gear rentals are free.

2) Free rope gear rental
Course participants can rent ropes and gear (ATC, harness, quickdraw) for free at any time.
Please come and practice when it is convenient for you.

3) Outer rock lead climbing beginner practice session
We are holding a lead climbing practice meeting at the outside rock.
It’s basically a top rope climbing practice, but I also practice climbing on a lead and belaying in consideration of my skills, etc., depending on the request.

4) Order rope course
We also offer courses on individual topics such as belaying and top rope fulcrum construction.
Content and schedule can be arranged according to your request.

Also, you can take the “Lead Climbing Beginner Course” course as many times as you like.
Let’s learn how to lead properly!

February dates

Part1/2 2 (Fri) 10:30~
Part1 9 (Fri) 19:00~
Part1/2 12 (Mon) 9:00~
Part1/2 14 (Wed) 10:30~
Part1/2 16 (Fri) 10:30~
Part 2 16 (Fri) 19:00~
Part1/2 23 (Fri) 9:00~

Overview

[Course content]

[Part 1] Climb ———-
・ About the types of climbing Explain about bouldering / rope climbing (lead / top rope)
・Harness attached/Figure 8 knot
・An explanation of the grade, etc., which can be a challenge on the top rope
・Clip practice 
・Anchor types and safety
・Clip demonstration in lead climbing
・Explanation of NG4 actions (reverse clip/Z clip/entering between rope and wall/carrying down)
・About safety management such as zero pin and pre-clip
・Lead climbing practice on a pseudo-lead (staff belay)
*We will keep the figure 8 knot practice to a minimum, so please prepare and review.
We have prepared a video for preparation and review, so please see the bottom of the page.

[Part 2] Belay version———-
・Explanation of the types of belay devices and changes in belay methods (body belay such as square entanglement)
・Belay device braking experience
・Practice putting in and taking out a rope by wearing a belay device
・ Top rope belay demonstration Top rope belay practice (staff climbing)
・ Lead belay demonstration Lead belay practice (staff climbing)

[Date and time]
It is held several times a month, but the days of the week differ depending on the month.
Check the dates at the bottom of the page or on the gym calendar.

[Place] Beta [3F] Shinjuku Face
[Lecturer] Yasushi Ozawa (Beta Owner)
[Target] Inexperienced lead climbers & beginners
*Participation must be over 18 years old.
[Capacity] 6 people (reservation system, first-come-first-served basis)
Minimum number of participants 1 person

[Course fee]
4400 yen each (tax included)
*Gym usage fee included
*Please pay at the reception on the day.

【Belongings】
Required: Climbing shoes, harness, belay device
Rental: Harnesses and belay devices are available for free rental. Rent climbing shoes (300 yen/bring your own socks) on the 1st floor and gather on the 3rd floor.


[Videos for preparation and review]
How to tie a figure eight knot (eight knot)



How to clip

Registration

If you would like to participate, please Beta store, call or email.

▼ Please tell us the following information at the store, by phone, or by e-mail.
1. Desired date of participation
2. Your name
3. Date of birth
4. Phone number (Please write the number where you can be contacted on the day)
5. Whether or not to rent (If yes, please describe the items you need)
6. Beta member or non-member (please write which one)
7. Participating schedule (example: 4/8 (Sat) before and after, etc.)

▼For e-mail: Please send an e-mail with the following address, subject, and text.
◆ E-mail address: info@beta-climbing.com
*Please replace the @ (at mark) with half-width characters.
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[Deadline] The deadline will be closed as soon as the application reaches the capacity.
[On the day] Please complete the reception (please pay the course fee) and change clothes at Beta [1F] about 30 minutes before the start of the course. Also, please complete the update as necessary.
* If you are not a beta member, you will need to register as a member, so please register in advance with Pre-registration is recommended.

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The [3F] climbing area may not be open to the general public during the course. We apologize for the inconvenience, but thank you for your understanding.

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【Outdoor】Weekday climbing club February 8(Thu)20(Tue)28(Wed) Reservation required

Beta Climbing Gym| Outdoor Weekday Climbing Club


We support climbers on weekdays!
We hold lead climbing practice sessions every weekday in an outdoor field.
From those who boulder and lead, to climbers who haven’t done much climbing, to advanced climbers who can climb on their own but don’t have a belayer.
The destination will be decided in consultation with the participants.

The climbing area to go to will be decided in consultation with the participants.
Also, even if there is only one participant, we will hold it if you can belay.


Belays and refugees can also use it.
We are taking requests for the schedule, so please let us know if you have any requests.


If you’re beginner,Before participating, please remember the basics of how to tie ropes and lead climbing systems.
If you’re not sure, check out the Lead Climbing Beginners Workshop. *Not required.

Overview

Date in February.
[Thursday 8 February (open) Yugawara Maku-Iwa, Goku Slab, multi-pitch.
[The location will be decided by mutual agreement.
[Wanted] Wednesday 28 Feb (location to be discussed) 
The 2nd Thursday of the month has been decided as a multi-pitch due to requests.
Please feel free to contact us if you have any requests for other dates.
[Content]
This will be decided in consultation with the participants.
Please feel free to discuss top rope, lead, multi-pitch and ice climbing on faces and cracks.
[Place] To be decided in consultation with the participants.
Past locations: Tennoiwa Rock/Kernel Rock/Yugawara Makiwa Rock/Kofu Makiwa Rock/Mt.

[Access etc.] Meeting times depend on the destination. We plan to meet at around 9.00 am at the location. Dismissal is around 17:00 on site. If the crag is accessible by public transport, staff will belay those who wish to continue climbing after the break-up time until sunset.
If the crag is inaccessible by public transport and you do not have a car or other means of access, it is possible to ride in the car with a member of staff (cost split).

[Target]Anyone who wants to enjoy climbing on weekdays, from beginners to advanced climbers.
*Beta membership registration is required. Please register as a member in advance and participate.
*Participants must be 20 years or older.
[Capacity] 8 people (minimum number of participants is 1 person)
*Assuming 2 accompanying staff. If there are more than 9 applications, we will increase the number of staff and increase the capacity.
* If you can apply as a group, we can adjust the schedule, so please contact us.
*Even if the number of applications does not meet the minimum number of participants, if the participants are able to belay, we will consider holding the event with only one staff member.
[Participation fee]
Varies according to content and destination.
Face and crack at crags accessible by train 7,700 yen (incl. tax)
14,300 yen (incl. tax) for multi-pitch climbing at crags accessible by train.
If a car is required, a separate transportation fee will be charged. 
Cancellations are accepted at any time, but if canceled on the day before or on the day, a cancellation fee (100% of the course fee) will be charged.
Please pay the participation fee at Beta store (cash, credit card, PayPay, dPay, Merpay, auPay, transportation electronic money, ID, QUICpay) or in cash on the day.
*If the event is canceled due to rain, the participation fee will be refunded.
* If you are not a beta member, you need to register as a member. Please come to the store and register as a member by the day of the event, or pre-register Please complete . If you have pre-registered, please email us your pre-registration number.
[Insurance] Please purchase insurance yourself.

Mitsui Sumitomo Insurance’s GK injury insurance (personal life compensation insurance)< /a> is recommended.
, which imports climbing equipment and operates a gym. Seven A is an agency, and the plan in which climbing is covered is explained in an easy-to-understand manner. Please see the PDF brochure.

【Belongings】
Required: Climbing shoes, climbing helmet, harness, chalk, drinks, lunch, winter clothing
Optional: Topo (route map), quick draw, leisure sheet, belay device
* Harnesses and helmets can be rented for a fee (550 yen each).
[Clothing] Clothes suitable for climbing (top and bottom)
*The rocky area can get quite cold in winter, spring, and autumn. Please be sure to bring warm clothing such as fleece and down jackets.
[Toilet] There are some rocky areas where there are no toilets or water sources.
Please prepare toilet paper and plastic bags for collecting used paper.
[In case of cancellation] We may decide to cancel due to weather or other circumstances. In the case of cancellation, we will contact you by email or phone by around 7:00 pm the day before.
When applying, please be sure to include a phone number and email address where you can be contacted the day before or on the day of the event. In case of cancellation, the participation fee will be fully refunded.

About participation

Application for participation


If you would like to participate, please visit the Beta store, call, email.
Before applying,Beta Climbing Gym Outdoor Event Participation TermsPlease agree with.
▼When contacting us in-store, by phone, or by email, please provide the following information.
1. Desired date of participation
2.Name
3.Date of birth
4.Telephone number (please write the number where you can be contacted on the day)
5. Beta member or non-member (please write either; if you are a non-member, please also write your pre-registration number)
6. Harness/helmet/shoe rental or (Please write either)
7.Please describe your requirements regarding the location and content (face, crack, multi, ice) of the event

▼For email: Please send an email with the address, subject, and body text below.
◆Email address: info@beta-climbing.com
*Please replace @ (at mark) with half-width characters.
◆Email subject: 〇/〇 (Example: 2/18 ←Date) [Outdoor crag]●●● Desire to participate (Please write the name of the training session you would like to attend in ●●●Example: Lead Super Beginner Practice Session/ Lead practice session/Weekday climbing club/Multi practice session)

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Those who have applied will receive an email from Beta Climbing Gym confirming that the application has been accepted. If you do not receive a reply within 1-2 days after sending your participation application email, please call Beta.
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※※※※Please understand that climbing is dangerous before participating※※※※
Please be aware that climbing always involves danger, and participate at your own risk. Especially in natural rocky areas, unexpected things like chipped rocks can occur. A little carelessness can cause a serious accident. During the course, please follow the instructions of the instructor and staff and be sure to maintain safety, whether you are climbing or taking a break.

[Deadline] Applications will close as soon as the capacity is reached.


[Outdoor Crag] Lead/crack/multi practice session (reservation required) scheduled to be held in February 2024

Beta Climbing Gym | Outdoor Lead practice session, multi-pitch climbing practice session, crack practice session


We hold climbing practice sessions using ropes in an outdoor field. Lead climbing, multi-pitch climbing, crack climbing.
Lead climbing has 3 courses: [Super Beginner Practice Session], [Practice Session], and [Weekday Climbing Club].

For those who are about to start climbing, or those who have just started climbing, such as those who want to step up from walking mountain climbing to variations on rocky ridges, and those who want to practice leading and mastering routes that are not difficult, [Lead Climbing Super Beginner Practice] [Meeting] is recommended. You can also practice rappelling at the lead climbing super beginner practice session.
All necessary gear (shoes, helmet, harness, chalk) can be rented (550 yen per item).

If you have experience climbing at a bouldering gym or lead gym, but are new to outside lead climbing, we recommend the [Lead Climbing Practice Session].
Also, for those who want to climb on weekdays, we recommend the [Weekday Climbing Club]. The destination and content will be decided in consultation with the participants.

December date

■Lead climbing super beginner practice session
[Recruiting] February 3rd (Saturday) Numazu/Mt. Washizu

■Lead climbing practice session Weekday climbing club
[Recruiting] February 20th (Tuesday) TBD
[Recruiting] February 28th (Wednesday) TBD
■Crack climbing practice session
[Recruiting] February 10 (Saturday) Yugawara Makuiwa
■Multi-pitch climbing practice session
[Recruiting] February 4th (Sunday) Yugawara Makuiwa/Goku Slab
[Recruiting] February 8th (Thursday) Yugawara Makuiwa/Goku Slab

In Beta, we will climb until you are satisfied!
Please use the top rope provided by the staff to climb on the staff’s belay.
If you have a route you want to climb, set up a rope. If it seems like I can’t climb enough, I’ll belay until sunset.


Beta will help you become an independent climber!
If you would like to lead or practice belaying, please contact us.
Practice leading, leading, or belaying depending on your skill level.
In the case of multi-participation, participants will be asked to team up with each other, and staff will check on their safety from nearby.


Recommended for the following people.
・Those who enjoy mountain climbing and want to climb rocky ridges more safely
・Those who want to step up and try variations or alpine
・People who are interested in outdoor climbing but find it difficult to go to a bouldering gym.
⇒ “Lead climbing super beginner practice session” is recommended

・Those who do bouldering but are also interested in rope climbing
・Those who enjoy indoor lead and would like to try outdoor rock lead as well.
・Those who want to enjoy Sotoiwa on a regular basis
・Those who want to practice leading and belaying at Sotoiwa
・Those who want to be able to go to Sotoiwa on their own
⇒ “Lead climbing practice session” is recommended

・For those who are off on weekdays.
・Those who want to climb on weekdays when the rocky area is empty
⇒We recommend the “Weekday Climbing Club”

・Those who want to try crack
・Those who want to acquire cracking techniques for Alpine Multi
⇒ “Crack climbing practice session” is recommended

・Those who want to practice the system at Sotoiwa
・Those who want to debut Sotoiwa Multi
・People who are worried about whether they remember the system because it’s been a while since they’ve been playing multiplayer.
⇒“Multi-pitch climbing practice session”



If you want to climb a outdoor crag with a rope, please join us.
I would like people who mainly do mountain climbing to participate, such as variations. Being able to climb not only increases the number of routes you can take, but also makes you safer.
We accept schedule requests, so please let us know if you have any requests.


Before participating, please familiarize yourself with the basics of how to tie ropes and the lead climbing system.
If you don’t know, please take a look at the lead climbing beginners course. *Not required.

At the multi-pitch practice session, participants climb together in groups under the safety supervision of staff. In fact, there is no help from the staff, and participants must climb on their own.
For more information, please see
Multi-pitch practice session page.

Overview

[Location] Please see the venue above. Detailed information on the venue is listed below.
Past locations: Tennoiwa/Kernel Rock/Yugawara Makuiwa/Kofu Makuiwa/Mt. Washizu/Mt. Kogashi/Oinishiroyama/Shibazaki Rock/Yugawa/Ogawayama/Kofu Kabutoiwa/
[Access, etc.] We plan to meet at the site around 9 o’clock. Disbanding will take place around 5pm. For rock areas accessible by public transportation, staff will belay you until sunset if you wish to continue climbing after the closing time.
If you are a rocky area that cannot be accessed by public transportation and do not have a car or other means of access, you can ride in a staff member’s car (transportation fee: 8,000 yen). The meeting time varies depending on the rocky area, but we will generally meet at 6 o’clock at the underground rotary at the west exit of Shinjuku Station.

*About transportation expenses
If you are heading to the location by car, arrange a rental car and split the cost between participants.
The approximate cost is as follows.
In the case of Ogawayama
Rental car + fuel cost: approximately 20,000 yen, expressway (Hatsudai⇔Sutama) approximately 8,000 yen
Divide 28,000 yen by the number of people.
If 6 people participate, 4700 yen per person
If 5 people participate, 5,600 yen per person
If 4 people participate, 7000 yen per person
If 3 people participate, 9400 yen per person

[Accompanying staff] Yasushi Ozawa (Beta owner) / Mayumi Niikura (Yamane Club) / Yasuna Kamijo (Beta staff) ) / Tomoko Yamamoto (Beta Staff) Koji Nakamura (Beech Club)
【subject】
Lead climbing practice session for beginners: Climbing/bouldering for absolute beginners and those with no experience. Shoes, helmets, and chalk can also be rented.
Lead climbing practice session: For those with climbing/bouldering experience and beginners to outside rock lead climbing.
Weekday Climbing Club: No climbing or bouldering experience required. Anyone who wants to climb on weekdays.
Crack climbing practice session: For experienced climbers and boulder links, beginners and inexperienced climbers.
Multi-pitch climbing practice session: Multi-beginner. Those who understand the system and can lead and follow during practice.

*Beta membership registration is required. Please register as a member in advance to participate.
*Participants must be 20 years or older.

[Contents]
Lead climbing beginner practice session: We will give a lecture on manners and etiquette at rocky areas, and climb routes from 5.7 to 5.10 using the top rope. Depending on your skill level, you will also practice leading and belaying.
Lead climbing practice session: Climb 5.11 routes using the basic top rope. Depending on your skill level, you will also practice leading and belaying.
Weekday Climbing Club: We will consult with the participants and consider the destination and content.
Crack climbing practice session: ~5. Climb 10 routes using the basic top rope. Depending on your skill, we will also practice setting protection and leading.
Multi-pitch climbing practice session: Under the safety supervision of staff, participants will climb 4 pitches and descend using pull-ups.
*If you are participating in the lead climbing super beginner practice session, practice session, or weekday climbing club, please wear a harness and be able to make an eight knot (figure 8 knot) in advance.
If you are unable to do so, please join the Lead Climbing Beginner Practice Session, which is held monthly on Beta 3F. (not required)
*If you are participating in the multi-pitch climbing practice session, please be able to lead and follow by yourself. If you don’t know, please refer to Introduction to multi-pitch climbing, which is held monthly on Beta 3F. Please join us.
[Capacity]
Lead climbing super beginner practice session: 10 people (minimum number of participants is 4, if the participant can have the staff help with belay, we will consider holding the event with even 1 person)
Lead climbing practice session: 10 people (minimum number of participants is 4 people, if the participants can help the staff with belay, we will consider holding it with even 1 person)
Weekday climbing group: 10 people (minimum number of participants is 4 people, if the participants can have the staff help with belay, we will consider starting with 1 person)
Crack climbing practice session: 10 people (minimum number of participants is 4)
Multi-pitch climbing practice session: 4 people (minimum number of participants is 2 people, if practicing with staff, even 1 person can hold it)
【Entry fee】
Lead climbing super beginner practice session: 8,800 yen
Lead climbing practice session: 7700 yen
Weekday climbing part: 7700 yen
Crack climbing practice session: 7700 yen
Multi-pitch climbing practice session: 14,300 yen

550 yen per rental item
Cancellations are accepted at any time, but if canceled on the day before or on the day, a cancellation fee (100% of the course fee) will be charged.
Please pay the participation fee at the Beta store (cash, credit card, PayPay, dPay, Merpay, auPay, transportation electronic money, ID, QUICpay) or in cash on the day.
*If the event is canceled due to rain, the participation fee will be refunded.
*If you are not a beta member, you will need to register as a member. Please come to the store and register as a member by the day of the event, or pre-register Please complete . If you have pre-registered, please let us know your pre-registration number by email.
If you have any requests for dates other than those listed below, please let us know.
[Insurance] Please purchase it yourself.

Mitsui Sumitomo Insurance’s GK injury insurance (personal life compensation insurance)< /a> is recommended.
, which imports climbing equipment and operates a gym. SevenA is the agent, and the plans that cover climbing are explained in an easy-to-understand manner. Please see the PDF brochure.

[What to bring] Below is information about lead climbing and crack climbing. For more information on multi pitches, please see the Sotoiwa Multi Pitch Practice Session page.
Required: Climbing shoes, climbing helmet, harness, chalk, drinks, lunch, winter clothing
Optional: Topo (route map), quick draw, leisure sheet, belay device
*Harnesses and helmets can be rented for a fee (550 yen each).
[Clothing] Clothes suitable for climbing (top and bottom)
*The rocky area can get quite cold in winter, spring, and autumn. Please be sure to bring warm clothing such as fleece and down jackets.
[Toilet] There are some rocky areas where there are no toilets or water sources.
Please prepare toilet paper and plastic bags for collecting used paper.
[In case of cancellation] We may decide to cancel due to weather or other circumstances.
Regardless of whether the event is held or canceled, we will contact you by email or phone by 7:00 pm on the previous day regarding the decision to hold the event.
When applying, please be sure to include a phone number and email address where you can be contacted the day before or on the day of the event. In case of cancellation, the participation fee will be fully refunded.

Video for preparation/review

How to tie a figure eight knot


Clove hitch when taking a self-belay on the main rope


Clove hitch when building belay stations with fixed distribution

Application for participation


If you would like to participate, please visit the Beta store, call, email.
Before applying,Beta Climbing Gym Outdoor Event Participation TermsPlease agree with.
▼When contacting us in-store, by phone, or by email, please provide the following information.
1. Desired date of participation
2.Name
3.Date of birth
4.Telephone number (please write the number where you can be contacted on the day)
5. Beta member or non-member (please write either; if you are a non-member, please also write your pre-registration number)
6. Harness/helmet/shoe rental or (Please write either)
7.Meeting location or or (please write one)
8.Other (please state your requests regarding meeting place, venue, etc.)

▼For email: Please send an email with the address, subject, and body text below.
◆Email address: info@beta-climbing.com
*Please replace @ (at mark) with half-width characters.
◆Email subject: 〇/〇 (Example: 2/18 ←Date) [Outdoor crag]●●● Desire to participate (Please write the name of the training session you would like to attend in ●●●Example: Lead Super Beginner Practice Session/ Lead practice session/Weekday climbing club/Multi practice session)

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Those who have applied will receive an email from Beta Climbing Gym confirming that the application has been accepted. If you do not receive a reply within 1-2 days after sending your participation application email, please call Beta.
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※※※※Please understand that climbing is dangerous before participating※※※※
Please be aware that climbing always involves danger, and participate at your own risk. Especially in natural rocky areas, unexpected things like chipped rocks can occur. A little carelessness can cause a serious accident. During the course, please follow the instructions of the instructor and staff and be sure to maintain safety, whether you are climbing or taking a break.

[Deadline] Applications will close as soon as the capacity is reached.

[Sotoiwa] Lead climbing practice session Past event 
[Sotoiwa] Crack climbing practice session Past event 
[Sotoiwa] Weekday Climbing Club Past Events
[Sotoiwa] Multi-pitch climbing practice session Past event 

Yugawara, Makiwa

[Place] Makuyama Park, Yugawara Town, Kanagawa CLIMBING-net site
It is a rocky place in Makuyama Park in Yugawara. It is a rocky area that is sunny and warm in winter. Access is also good. From JR Yugawara Station, take a bus bound for Makuyama Park, get off at the last stop, and walk for about 10 minutes.
The area is divided into multiple areas, and there are plenty of grade challenges that are easy for beginners to climb. In a vacant area, you will climb 9 or 10 challenges.
Makuiwa Yugawara Sunset (5.10a)
[Meeting] Meet at JR Yugawara Station at 8:50. Take the 9:00 bus. If you can come directly to the site by car, etc., please come to the site at 9:20.
[Dissolution] Dissolution according to the local bus time (16:20) to Yugawara Station. After the tour ends, if anyone wants to continue climbing, the staff will continue to belay. Dissolution around sunset. Head to Yugawara Station on foot, by bus, or by taxi.
[Water/toilet] You can use the water/toilet in front of Makuyama Park.

Akikawa Tennoiwa

[Location] Tennoiwa, Akiruno City, Tokyo CLIMBING-net site
It is a very accessible rocky place. About 15 minutes from Musashi Itsukaichi Station to the nearest bus stop (Sorigobashi). 3 minutes walk from the bus stop.
The rocky area is divided into two areas, the lower rocky area and the upper rocky area. The lower rocky area has many gentle challenges, and the upper rocky area has a boulder-like route. A popular route for beginners is “Crack Joy (5.9)” on the upper rocky area. In addition, the route “Tennoiwa/Nirvana no Kaze (5.10b)” that I often climb at practice sessions “Tennoiwa Mirage (5.10b/c)” “Tennoiwa Souvenir of the Underworld (5.10d)
[Meeting] Meet at JR Musashi Itsukaichi Station at 8:15. Take the bus leaving at 8:22. If you can come directly to the site by car, etc., please come to the site at 9:00.
If you come by car, please use the Jurigi Parking Lot (free). Take the 8:33 bus bound for Kamiyozawa from the nearby Jurigi bus stop. You can join the participants who boarded from Musashi-Itsukaichi Station.
*Please note that the Akikawa International Trout Fishing Area parking lot cannot currently be used for climbing purposes.
[Dissolution] Dissolution according to the time (16:45) of the bus bound for Musashi-Itsukaichi Station. After the tour ends, if anyone wants to continue climbing, the staff will continue to belay. Dissolution around sunset. Head to Musashi Itsukaichi Station on foot, by bus, or by taxi.

[Water/Toilet] None. In case of emergency, we may use nearby facilities.

Makuiwa, Kofu

[Location] Kofu Makiwa, Hokuto City, Yamanashi CLIMBING-net site
A few minutes walk from the parking space, it is a rocky place with good access. The rocky area is relatively compact, and there are plenty of 10 routes with bones, so even beginners can enjoy it.
Recently, development is being carried out in the back of the current area, and it is scheduled to open to the public from around next year.
[Meeting] Local parking space 9:00 (The number of parking spaces is limited, so please ride together as much as possible)
If there is no access means such as a car, ride in a staff car. 6:00 Meet at JR Shinjuku Station West Exit Rotary (basement).
If you can’t come to Shinjuku station at 6 o’clock, you can stay overnight at Beta. There are also many capsule hotels near Shinjuku Station where you can stay at reasonable prices, so please search for them.
You can also pick up at JR Nirasaki Station around 8:00. We will consider gatherings flexibly, so please contact us.
[Dissolution] Dissolution at the site around 16:00 to 17:00. If you are in the car, we will send you to Shinjuku Station.
[Water/Toilet] None. Please prepare toilet paper, etc.

Okuchichibu and Ogawayama

[Location] Kawakami Village, Nagano Prefecture, near Mawarimedaira Campsite CLIMBING-net site
The areas are scattered over a wide area, and the number of assignments is the largest in Japan. It is also called Yosemite of Japan. The approach is to each area on foot from the parking lot of the Mawarimedaira campsite. Depending on the area, it may take several tens of minutes to an hour.
Open fires are allowed at the campsite. After climbing, some climbers pick up firewood on the way down the mountain and enjoy bonfires and camping. Many climbers spend their weekends at Mt. Ogawa during the season.
[Meeting] 9:00 at the Mawarimedaira parking lot
If there is no access means such as a car, ride in a staff car. 6:00 Meet at JR Shinjuku Station West Exit Rotary (basement).
If you can’t come to Shinjuku station at 6 o’clock, you can stay overnight at Beta. There are also many capsule hotels near Shinjuku Station where you can stay at reasonable prices, so please search for them.
You can also pick up at JR Nagasaka Station around 8:00. We will consider gatherings flexibly, so please contact us.
[Dissolution] Dissolution at the site around 16:00 to 17:00. If you are in the car, we will send you to Shinjuku Station.
[Water/toilet] Use the water and toilet at the Mawarimedaira campsite. You can also take a bath at Kinpu Sanso.
【Others] When using the campsite, a 500 yen per person admission fee is required. For campers and bathers, the camp fee is 900 yen, and the bathing fee is 500 yen (per person).

Kofu Rock

[Location] Mt. Kabuto, Fuefuki City, Yamanashi Prefecture
A compact rocky area that is warm in winter. Face, crack, slab, etc. are compact, but there are many variations of problems. In addition, there are plenty of challenges that beginners can enjoy.
From the parking lot at the trailhead, climb the trail for about 30 minutes.
[Meeting] Mt. Kabuto trailhead parking lot
If there is no access means such as a car, ride in a staff car. 6:00 Meet at JR Shinjuku Station West Exit Rotary (basement).
If you can’t come to Shinjuku station at 6 o’clock, you can stay overnight at Beta. There are also many capsule hotels near Shinjuku Station where you can stay at reasonable prices, so please search for them.
You can also pick up at JR Isawa Onsen Station around 8:00. We will consider gatherings flexibly, so please contact us.
[Dissolution] Dissolution at the site around 16:00 to 17:00. If you are in the car, we will send you to Shinjuku Station.
[Water place/toilet] We will use the toilet at the trailhead. In winter, it may be frozen and unusable. Also, there are no toilets at the rocky place about 30 minutes up from the trailhead, so please prepare toilet paper.

Hyuuga Wada Kernel Rock

[Location] Ome City, Tokyo, Kernel Rock
It is a very accessible rocky place. About 5 minutes on foot from Hinatawada station. There are 7 routes in a compact rocky area. Only introductory routes of limestone.
Topo and notes are on the site of Okutama Climbing Center It is posted, so please take a look.
A reference video of the assignment that usually climbs at the seminar. “Kernel Lock Navel (5/10c)” “Kernel Lock Purari (5/10c)
[Meeting] Meet at JR Hinatawada Station at 8:45. I will go on foot.

[Dissolution] Dissolution at the site around 16:00 to 17:00. If there are people who want to climb after the tour ends, the staff will continue to belay. Dissolution around sunset.
[Water place/Toilet] We will borrow the toilet from the nearby Rose Town D.Garden.
[Others] A fee of 500 yen is required to use the rocky area.

Ohito and Shiroyama

[Place] Ohito Town, Shiroyama
The area is divided into multiple areas, there are many routes, and there are many variations of challenges such as slabs, hangs, and faces. There are also multiple routes. A warm rocky place in winter. There are plenty of challenges that beginners can enjoy.
You can walk to the area from the parking lot. The approach time varies depending on the area, but it takes about 10 to 30 minutes.
[Meeting] Parking space or nearby combination (The number of parking is limited, so please ride together as much as possible)
If there is no access means such as a car, ride in a staff car. 6:00 Meet at JR Shinjuku Station West Exit Rotary (basement).
If you can’t come to Shinjuku station at 6 o’clock, you can stay overnight at Beta. There are also many capsule hotels near Shinjuku Station where you can stay at reasonable prices, so please search for them.
We can also pick you up at 8:00 at Ohito Station on the Izu Hakone Railway. We will consider gatherings flexibly, so please consult us.談ください。
[Dissolution] Dissolution at the site around 16:00 to 17:00. If you are in the car, we will send you to Shinjuku Station.
[Water/toilet] There is no toilet, so please use a convenience store before meeting.

Numazu/Mt. Washizu

[Location] Mt. Washizu, Numazu City CLIMBING-net site
It is a historic rocky area that has been climbed by locals for a long time, and in 1983, four of the climbs, Maze, ET Hang, Cosmic Dancer, and Jet, were made free, and the grade was announced on Decimal, which was unusual at the time, so it suddenly became mainstream.
The jet climbed by Isao Ikeda was the first 5.12 in Japan at the time.
It’s about a 30 minute walk from the parking lot by the sea, and it’s sunny and warm. This is a popular rocky area in winter.

At the super beginner practice session, we will practice using the 5.6, 5.7, and 5.9 routes of the “Third Grade Rocks” and the 5.9 route of the “Main Wall.”
For those aiming for a more difficult route, “Mt. Washizu/Sunfish (5.10a)” “Washizuyama Maze (5.10d)” Masu.

You can also practice rappelling, climbing back up, and training with crampons at the “Third Grade Rocks”, so please let us know if you have any requests.

[Meeting] Approach bus stop (in front of Shishita Public Hall) or local rocky area
I will go by public transportation. Board the bus leaving Numazu Station at 8:15. It takes about 20 minutes by bus to reach the rocky area.
[Dissolution] Disbanded on site from 16:00 to 17:00.
[Water/Toilet] There are no restrooms, so please go to a convenience store etc. before gathering.


Beta Climbing Gym | Outdoor Lead practice session, multi-pitch climbing practice session, crack practice session
Beta Climbing Gym | Outdoor Lead practice session, multi-pitch climbing practice session, crack practice session
Beta Climbing Gym | Outdoor Lead practice session, multi-pitch climbing practice session, crack practice session
Beta Climbing Gym | Outdoor Lead practice session, multi-pitch climbing practice session, crack practice session
Beta Climbing Gym | Outdoor Lead practice session, multi-pitch climbing practice session, crack practice session
Beta Climbing Gym | Outdoor Lead practice session, multi-pitch climbing practice session, crack practice session
Beta Climbing Gym | Outdoor Lead practice session, multi-pitch climbing practice session, crack practice session
Beta Climbing Gym | Outdoor Lead practice session, multi-pitch climbing practice session, crack practice session
Beta Climbing Gym | Outdoor Lead practice session, multi-pitch climbing practice session, crack practice session
Beta Climbing Gym | Outdoor Lead practice session, multi-pitch climbing practice session, crack practice session
Beta Climbing Gym | Outdoor Lead practice session, multi-pitch climbing practice session, crack practice session
Beta Climbing Gym | Outdoor Lead practice session, multi-pitch climbing practice session, crack practice session
Beta Climbing Gym | Outdoor Lead practice session, multi-pitch climbing practice session, crack practice session
Beta Climbing Gym | Outdoor Lead practice session, multi-pitch climbing practice session, crack practice session
Beta Climbing Gym | Outdoor Lead practice session, multi-pitch climbing practice session, crack practice session


[Indoor] Lead Climbing Beginners Lesson 2-part system Part 1 [Climb] Part 2 [Belay] (3F) Reservation required Scheduled for January 2024

Beta Climbing Gym Seminar / Lead Climbing Beginner Seminar
Beta Climbing Gym Seminar/Lead Climbing Beginner Seminar Calendar


Lead climbing is the foundation of all rope climbing. If you want to climb using a rope, you first need to learn lead climbing.
Once you’ve mastered the basics, such as lead climbing systems and belay mechanics, it’s time to move on to the next step, such as multi-pitch climbing.

This workshop is a workshop that teaches the rope work and other basic techniques for lead climbing.
Suitable for lead climbing beginners and those who want a refresher. The class will be held on the Beta 3F lead wall “Shinjuku Face”, so you can attend without worrying about the weather.
Lead climbing [Part 1] “Climbing technique” and [Part 2] “Belay technique” will be taught in two parts, combining classroom learning and practice.
Both have a lot of things to know and things to do, 2.5 hours for each part, 5 hours in total. It’s going to be a dense time.

Therefore, even if you take this course, you will not be able to practice lead climbing immediately at the lead gym or Sotoiwa.
It is necessary to practice repeatedly so that clipping and belaying can be performed smoothly, and to understand safety management such as the risks on rocky areas, how to use the correct gear, and what to do in case of a fall.

In Beta, students follow up on a safe lead climbing debut with:

1) Rope practice (every Monday from 19:00)
We hold rope practice sessions mainly for those who have taken the beta rope course (lead/multi).
Beta staff will be on hand to help you practice.
Participation by yourself is also fine. You can either practice with someone who has the same goal as you, or the staff will be your practice partner.
There is no participation fee. Only gym usage fee is OK.
Rope and gear rentals are free.

2) Free rope gear rental
Course participants can rent ropes and gear (ATC, harness, quickdraw) for free at any time.
Please come and practice when it is convenient for you.

3) Outer rock lead climbing beginner practice session
We are holding a lead climbing practice meeting at the outside rock.
It’s basically a top rope climbing practice, but I also practice climbing on a lead and belaying in consideration of my skills, etc., depending on the request.

4) Order rope course
We also offer courses on individual topics such as belaying and top rope fulcrum construction.
Content and schedule can be arranged according to your request.

Also, you can take the “Lead Climbing Beginner Course” course as many times as you like.
Let’s learn how to lead properly!

January dates

Part1/2 5 (Fri) 10:30~
Part1/2 17 (Wed) 10:30~
Part1 17 (Wed) 19:00~
Part1/2 19 (Fri) 10:30~
Part1 19 (Fri) 19:00~
Part 2 24 (Wed) 19:00~
Part 2 26 (Fri) 19:00~
Part1/2 27 (Sat) 9:00~

Overview

[Course content]

[Part 1] Climb ———-
・ About the types of climbing Explain about bouldering / rope climbing (lead / top rope)
・Harness attached/Figure 8 knot
・An explanation of the grade, etc., which can be a challenge on the top rope
・Clip practice 
・Anchor types and safety
・Clip demonstration in lead climbing
・Explanation of NG4 actions (reverse clip/Z clip/entering between rope and wall/carrying down)
・About safety management such as zero pin and pre-clip
・Lead climbing practice on a pseudo-lead (staff belay)
*We will keep the figure 8 knot practice to a minimum, so please prepare and review.
We have prepared a video for preparation and review, so please see the bottom of the page.

[Part 2] Belay version———-
・Explanation of the types of belay devices and changes in belay methods (body belay such as square entanglement)
・Belay device braking experience
・Practice putting in and taking out a rope by wearing a belay device
・ Top rope belay demonstration Top rope belay practice (staff climbing)
・ Lead belay demonstration Lead belay practice (staff climbing)

[Date and time]
It is held several times a month, but the days of the week differ depending on the month.
Check the dates at the bottom of the page or on the gym calendar.

[Place] Beta [3F] Shinjuku Face
[Lecturer] Yasushi Ozawa (Beta Owner)
[Target] Inexperienced lead climbers & beginners
*Participation must be over 18 years old.
[Capacity] 6 people (reservation system, first-come-first-served basis)
Minimum number of participants 1 person

[Course fee]
4400 yen each (tax included)
*Gym usage fee included
*Please pay at the reception on the day.

【Belongings】
Required: Climbing shoes, harness, belay device
Rental: Harnesses and belay devices are available for free rental. Rent climbing shoes (300 yen/bring your own socks) on the 1st floor and gather on the 3rd floor.


[Videos for preparation and review]
How to tie a figure eight knot (eight knot)



How to clip

Registration

If you would like to participate, please Beta store, call or email.

▼ Please tell us the following information at the store, by phone, or by e-mail.
1. Desired date of participation
2. Your name
3. Date of birth
4. Phone number (Please write the number where you can be contacted on the day)
5. Whether or not to rent (If yes, please describe the items you need)
6. Beta member or non-member (please write which one)
7. Participating schedule (example: 4/8 (Sat) before and after, etc.)

▼For e-mail: Please send an e-mail with the following address, subject, and text.
◆ E-mail address: info@beta-climbing.com
*Please replace the @ (at mark) with half-width characters.
◆Email Subject: ○/○ ○ time~Lead Climbing Beginner Course ○ Participation Request
◆E-mail text: Please write 1. to 7. in the previous section.
[Deadline] The deadline will be closed as soon as the application reaches the capacity.
[On the day] Please complete the reception (please pay the course fee) and change clothes at Beta [1F] about 30 minutes before the start of the course. Also, please complete the update as necessary.
* If you are not a beta member, you will need to register as a member, so please register in advance with Pre-registration is recommended.

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For those who have applied, we will send you an e-mail from Beta Climbing Gym at a later date. If you do not receive a reply within 1-2 days after sending the participation application email, please call beta.
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*Notice to everyone*
The [3F] climbing area may not be open to the general public during the course. We apologize for the inconvenience, but thank you for your understanding.

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