Elevation: 826 ft
GPS: 35.96, 127.617 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Ben Bruestle on Aug 9, 2008
Admins: Chan Kim

Description

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.

http://www.koreaontherocks.com/

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!

-Chan

 

Getting There

Flights into South Korea originate from all over the globe. These days, most flights go into Inchon, near Seoul.

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Classic Climbing Routes at South Korea

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5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 21
Chouinard B
Trad 5 pitches
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 8
Insu B
Trad 5 pitches
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 5
Akwoo
Trad 8 pitches
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 6
Longing for two
Trad 11 pitches
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 12
Chouinard A
Trad 4 pitches
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 8
Munri-dae
Trad 8 pitches
5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b
 3
Go Rak
Trad 10 pitches
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 3
Yoosun AB
Trad 6 pitches
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 5
Gi-Jon (Standard route)
Trad 7 pitches
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 3
Yoban2
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5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 5
Anda-miro
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5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 3
12. Flee to the South (남족으로 튀어)1…
Sport
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 3
Gunghyeong
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5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 4
Yosemite
Sport 3 pitches
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
 4
Venus
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Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Chouinard B Seoul/Gyeonggi-… > Insu-bong (Bukhansan)
 21
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad 5 pitches
Insu B Seoul/Gyeonggi-… > Insu-bong (Bukhansan)
 8
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad 5 pitches
Akwoo Gangwon-do (Nor… > Seoraksan NP (S… > Ulsan-bawi
 5
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad 8 pitches
Longing for two Gangwon-do (Nor… > Seoraksan NP (S… > Yoosun-Dae
 6
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad 11 pitches
Chouinard A Seoul/Gyeonggi-… > Insu-bong (Bukhansan)
 12
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad 4 pitches
Munri-dae Gangwon-do (Nor… > Seoraksan NP (S… > Ulsan-bawi
 8
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad 8 pitches
Go Rak Gangwon-do (Nor… > Seoraksan NP (S… > Mi Reuk Jang Goon Bong
 3
5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b Trad 10 pitches
Yoosun AB Gangwon-do (Nor… > Seoraksan NP (S… > Yoosun-Dae
 3
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad 6 pitches
Gi-Jon (Standard route) Gangwon-do (Nor… > Seoraksan NP (S… > Jang-gun-bong
 5
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Trad 7 pitches
Yoban2 Gangwon-do (Nor… > Seoraksan NP (S… > Ulsan-bawi
 3
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Trad
Anda-miro Gangwon-do (Nor… > Seoraksan NP (S… > Ulsan-bawi
 5
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Trad 6 pitches
12. Flee to the South (남족으로… Seoul/Gyeonggi-… > Mae-bawi (Surisan, Gu…
 3
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
Gunghyeong Seoul/Gyeonggi-… > Insu-bong (Bukhansan)
 3
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Trad 5 pitches
Yosemite North/S Jeolla-… > Yongseo Falls (Suncheon)
 4
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport 3 pitches
Venus Gangwon-do (Nor… > Seoraksan NP (S… > Ulsan-bawi
 4
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a Trad 6 pitches
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