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1. South Korea 179 routes in Region

Summary:
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Mostly Sport

Long/Lat: 127.593761, 35.906187

Description:

Climbing in South Korea is an awesome experience. There is rock everywhere, predominantly granite. The locals are amazing, too. Even if you have a language barrier, they are really accepting and you can usually figure it out with hand signals.

Crags can get pretty crowded on the weekend, especially around the Seoul area.

The locals tend to sandbag their ratings a little. Each group tends to have its own favorite spot; they have the routes wired pretty tight, so they can think a route is easier than it really is.

1.1. Seoul 16 routes in Region

Summary:
Trad, Sport and other styles

Long/Lat: 127.023869, 37.577666

1.1.1. Dobongsan 3 routes in Crag

Summary:
Unknown and Aid

Long/Lat: 127.017328, 37.697593

1.1.2. Suraksan 0 routes in Crag

1.1.3. Insubong 9 routes in Crag

Summary:
All Trad

Long/Lat: 126.981002, 37.660117

Unique Features And Strengths:

Massive granite peak right outside of Seoul

Description:

Routes are primarily slab and cracks with a few face and chimney climbs in between. Climbs range from one to eight pitches. The highest graded route is My Way(5.12b).

1.1.4. Baekeun Dae 0 routes in Crag

1.1.5. Byeongpung Am 0 routes in Crag

1.1.6. Surisan 0 routes in Crag

1.1.7. Hanyang University 0 routes in Crag

1.1.8. Kwanaksan 4 routes in Crag

Summary:
All Sport

Long/Lat: 126.960417, 37.443157

Unique Features And Strengths:

So close to the city, you can't beat it

Description:

It's a small crag. The routes are all 8-12 meters. It has granite face routes, cracks, overhangs and some slabs. It's all bolted, so you can climb it sport, trad..or, you can scramble around the left side and top-rope.

Access Issues:

You have to pay 300 won at the park entrance (that's like 25 cents US)

Approach:

Take subway line 4 from Seoul to Gwacheon Station. Leave the station through exit 7, and walk up the road until you dead end at the river road. Take a left, and walk until you see the park entrance on the right. Go up the main trail until you see two large signs (I uploaded a picture) on the left of the trail. There are stone steps right after the signs. Turn left just at the foot of the stairs. Cross the river on the boulder walk, and follow the trail for about 20 meters to the crag.

1.1.9. Seodaemun Ansan Amjang 0 routes in Crag

1.1.10. Seonin Bong 0 routes in Crag

1.1.11. The River Beds 0 routes in Crag

1.2. Daegu 0 routes in Region

1.2.1. UkSuGol 0 routes in Crag

1.2.2. Palgongsan 0 routes in Crag

1.2.3. Yeongyeong 0 routes in Crag

1.2.4. YongMunSan 0 routes in Crag

1.3. Chuncheon 0 routes in Region

1.3.1. EuiAmAmJang 0 routes in Crag

1.3.2. Chuncle Ridge 0 routes in Crag

1.3.3. YonghwaSan 0 routes in Crag

1.4. Ulsan 0 routes in Region

Description:

There are a couple of climbing areas for which Ulsan is the closest major city.

1.4.1. 문수산 0 routes in Crag

Unique Features And Strengths:

Days and days worth of climbing, right on the edge of the city.

Description:

Munsu Mountain offers a wealth of sport routes on a large array of cliffs, all with a southerly aspect. (Climb here all winter long!) The climbing area is below Munsu Temple (Munsu-sa).

For ease of description, Munsusan can be divided into 3 areas - an upper left, upper right, and lower right. Facing the mountain, the upper left and the lower area offer the most routes, whilst the upper right offers the longest routes.

Access Issues:

When accessing the upper right cliff, be aware of climbers below you on the lower cliff. On weekends, the road up to the temple carpark is packed with hikers, and parking will be at a premium.

Approach:

The crag can be accessed from the pathway up to the temple, or from the dirt road a few hundred metres below the temple carpark. If taking the temple path, follow it until it levels out and you start to traverse the cliff. Just before you get to the stone steps, bear down to the left on a dirt trail. You'll shortly see some bolted routes on your right (the "upper right" cliff). If approaching from below, follow the dirt road until it is intersected by a dirt path coming down the hill on the right - it has stone steps for the first 30 metres or so. Continue up this steep path, which becomes a set of winding stone steps. You will eventually see a path off to the right, which takes you to the "lower cliff". Or carry on up, until you reach a T-junction - left to access the "upper left", and right to access the "upper right".

Where To Stay:

Camping seems to be permitted at Munsusan, there are many flat areas that are suitable. There is also some accommodation along the road up to the temple.

History:

People have been climbing here for at least a couple of decades.

1.5. Jeollanam-do 23 routes in Area

Summary:
All Sport

Long/Lat: 126.784950, 34.768171

1.5.1. Yongseo Pokpo 23 routes in Crag

Summary:

Long/Lat: 127.468130, 35.150871

Description:

Beautiful setting with a waterfall in the middle

Access Issues:

Public land

Approach:

10 minutes walk from the parking lot

Where To Stay:

You can camp at the cliff

1.6. Busan 63 routes in Region

Summary:
Mostly Sport

Long/Lat: 129.071307, 35.097803

1.6.1. Hoel Yong Am 0 routes in Crag

Unique Features And Strengths:

Boulders

Description:

1.6.2. Am Nam Gong Won (Gaw Buk Am) 0 routes in Crag

Description:

1.6.3. Amnan Park 0 routes in Crag

1.6.4. Nabi Bawi 0 routes in Crag

Unique Features And Strengths:

Boulders

Description:

1.6.5. Bu Chae Bawi 0 routes in Crag

1.6.6. Dae Ryuk Bong 0 routes in Crag

1.6.7. Igidae 0 routes in Crag

1.6.8. Moo Myeong Ridge 0 routes in Crag

1.6.9. Naewonsa 0 routes in Crag

1.6.10. Songgye 0 routes in Crag

1.6.11. The Falls 0 routes in Crag

1.6.12. Samagui Bawi 6 routes in Crag

Summary:
All Sport

Long/Lat: 128.971719, 35.110332

Unique Features And Strengths:

Great for winter climbing - gets the sun most of the day.

Description:

A small crag overlooking the harbour. Only 7, short sport routes, with grades ranging from 5.9 to 5.11a. Possible to trad climb on a couple of cracks.

1.6.13. Gadeok-Do 31 routes in Crag

Summary:
All Sport

Long/Lat: 128.813809, 35.019516

Unique Features And Strengths:

Technical climbs with a perfect view on the sea. Dries quickly after rain.

Description:

The largest sea-cliff in Korea with a great view, perfect climbing on gneis in all grades. Orientation is south, most climbs are in the sun all day.

Access Issues:

No issues.

Approach:

A nice trail leads up the hill and then down to the sea cliff along fixed ropes. You can take the bus to Cheonseong and hike there in about 20 minutes.

Where To Stay:

Small (wild) camp places are available just above the cliff.

History:

Developed in 2010 with lots of love.

1.6.14. Sinban 26 routes in Area

Summary:
Mostly Sport

Long/Lat: 128.329395, 35.466172

Description:

There are 3 crags in Sinban area

1.7. Daejeon 0 routes in Region

1.7.1. Dwaeji Bawi 0 routes in Crag

Description:

1.7.2. Bagaji Bawi 0 routes in Crag

Description:

1.8. Jeollabuk-do 38 routes in Area

Summary:
All Sport

Long/Lat: 127.051112, 35.708500

1.8.1. Seonun-san 6 routes in Region

Summary:

Long/Lat: 126.567615, 35.484464

Description:

This area has 4 major crags.

Access Issues:

The crags are located in a provincial park. You have to pay a small entrance fee. Dogs are not allowed.

Approach:

From the parking it is about a 30 minute hike.

1.8.2. Halmae-bawi 32 routes in Cliff

Summary:

Long/Lat: 126.618464, 35.479070

Description:

Nice steep crag located in a beautiful setting next to the road.

Approach:

1 minute walk through rice fields

1.9. Gangwon-do 18 routes in Region

Summary:
All Sport

Long/Lat: 128.304723, 37.722479

Description:

South Korea's North-East with the crags located around Wonju and many more

1.9.1. Wonju 39 routes in Region

Summary:

Long/Lat: 127.939167, 37.360557