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Seoul-InSu Bong Rock Climbing 

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BETA PHOTO: Topo of the south and east sides of Insubong


Fantastic multipitch granite domes within an ancient fortress. Y. Chouinard has a route here from the 1960s. Trad as well as super run-out sport. Mostly slab and crack climbing. Camping allowed with permit. Route maps can be found in gear shops near park entrance. Do not go on Sunday unless you want crowds.

Getting There 

Entrance is on the east side of Pukhansan National Park just north of Seoul. You can get there by tube out of central Seoul, get off at the stop after seracsan at either #414 at Suyu on Line 4, or #115 Dobong on Line 1. Take a taxi from here to the park entrance. Hike up the main drainage to the crags up in the summit area. Approx 45 minute approach hike. Sport climbs found immediately after the hermitage. Multipitch routes are found soon after.

Climbing Season

For the Asia area.

Weather station 6.5 miles from here

10 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',1],['3 Stars',5],['2 Stars',3],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Seoul-InSu Bong

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Seoul-InSu Bong:
Insu B   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 5 pitches, 450'   
Chouinard B   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 5 pitches, 500'   
Chouinard A   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Trad, 4 pitches   
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By davidh
Oct 8, 2013
Taxi to the park entrance means ask for Do son sa which is in the U i dong area. Make the taxi drive you up the steep hill to the Buddha

Do (dough) son (vowel like o in horrible) sa
U(ooh as in ooh yuck) i (e as in the letter e) dong.
By Tacticool
From: Republic Of Korea
Feb 13, 2017
Another good bit of beta can be found here

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