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|Shared By:||Ben Bruestle on Aug 9, 2008|
Koreans have it all; rock, ice (waterfalls and ice parks), bouldering, indoor and outdoor gyms. Friendly locals and good public transportation around Seoul make for a great trip. Best of all, kimchi is guaranteed to make you climb two grades harder.
ADMIN NOTE BELOW**
As recent administrator, I've been trying to make South Korea's Mountain Project site as accessible to (mainly) us foreigners as possible, organizing the site by province, putting in step-by-step pictures and copy paste-able Korean names in the 'how to get there' section to put directly into your naver/kakao maps, and putting in area/crag names in Korean, romanized Korean, and English translation for clarity. This has been quite a lengthy process and the site is still (and will be for a while) a work in process. I think you would agree, though, the site is a bit more organized than it has been in the past and I hope that it has been helpful to you in selecting areas to climb at, crag finding, and overall beta.
You may notice that some places do not have any routes listed in their respected areas. With that being said, if you look more closely, most, if not all of the sub-areas will have updated descriptions of the crag, instructions on how to get there, pictures, and a route list. This route list will be extremely helpful as most of the crags in Korea have the route names and grade written at the base of the route.
If you're patient, learn how to read basic Korean words/characters, and don't mind a bit of adventure, you will find some truly wonderful and amazing places to climb in Korea that rival other world class areas in terms of accessibility and rock quality. Hopefully, by tried and true method of example and stoke, I am encouraging others to update the beta here as well for the climbing areas we are all privileged to enjoy whenever we visit.
Send me a message if you have any suggestions on the site or if you have a question about a specific area. Check your knots and climb on!
Classic Climbing Routes at South Korea
Days w Precip