Tateyama & Tsurugi / From Tsurugi-dake to Heizou-no-zuko


00:14:45Kani-no-yokobai (chain no.10)
00:16:30the core of Kani-no-yokobai
00:18:45an iron ladder
00:26:14Heizou-no-col (chain no.11)
00:29:32Heizou-no-zuko (chain no.12)
00:38:48reached Heizou-no-zuko
Standard Course Time 0:40Actual Time 0:40100% [ 0:00 = ]

From the summit of Tsurugi-dake to Heizou-no-zuko

I monopolized a great view of Tsurugi-dake1 that was blessed with fine weather for a while. In the descent, Kani-no-yokobai2 that is the biggest hurdle would be coming soon. Kani-no-yokobai is horizontal translation in the meaning of this word, but it’s alomost vertical translation as well as Kani-no-tatebai3. Kani-no-yokobai is not short, and the place where goes around a curve is core of Kani-no-yokobai. You need to step forward with your left leg into indistinct footing.

  1. 剱岳(つるぎたけ). "剱" is the meaning of a sword ("剣" is used in general). Tsurugi-dake is one of the most famous mountain as a sanctuary of rocks and snow in Japan. A lot of hikers long for hiking here. 
  2. 蟹のよこばい(かにのよこばい). "蟹" is the meaning of a crab. "たてばい" means crawling horizontally. The person who climb down Kani-no-yokobai looks as if a crab crawls horizontally. But its translation is vertically rather than horizontally. 
  3. 蟹のたてばい(かにのたてばい). "蟹" is the meaning of a crab. "たてばい" means crawling vertically. The person who climb on Kani-no-tatebai looks as if a crab crawls vertically. 

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