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Akdong-sang (upper pitch) 

YDS: 5.12a French: 7a+ Ewbanks: 25 UIAA: VIII+ British: E5 6a

Type:  Sport, 2 pitches, 170'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.12a French: 7a+ Ewbanks: 25 UIAA: VIII+ British: E5 6a [details]
FA: Akdong club
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Submitted By: Alec Ferguson on Aug 13, 2010
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An outstanding pitch. Very balancy, requiring core strength and patience: listen to the rock and seek the moves.

This route is the second pitch above Akdong-ha. Landmarks are a chain anchor with a hook; the route goes up from here, through three roofs.

This route is overhanging, so if you rappel with one 60m rope you'll get stuck in space. Bring along a second rope--60 meter recommended--and rappel all the way to the ground.


This is the most obvious line on the upper wall of Yongseo. Climb Akdong-ha(5.10c) first and belay from the anchor.


14 quickdraws. Recommend longer draws for bolts under the roof.

A second 60 meter rope to get down.

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