One of the classic peaks in Seoraksan National Park on Korea's West Coast, Janggeunbong (The General) boasts about 12 routes (some are variations) 2-8 pitches up high-friction granite with cool features and stellar views. Bring your friends (and their friends. . . there are a few bolts here and there, but these routes take gear), spend the night at the Pisandae shelter just below the climbs (they have bunks for rent cheap and excellent food. . . or a cooking area if you bring a stove). Beta is available at the shelter or on www.koreaontherocks.com
To the shelter, it's about an hour hike in from the park entrance. From there, depending on the route it's about 30-50 minutes.
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Alpine Clutch 5.11a Trad, Sport, Alpine, 7 pitches, Grade II
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Beautiful movement, jaw-dropping views, and rappelling into a hermitage cave: welcome to Korea! Mostly bolted, but cams are required to climb this route safely. Routefinding is straightforward except for pitch 4, as described. Otherwise, follow the bolts!p1) 5.10b. Climb a fairly steep bit with good holds. Continue up a slab to an anchor at the bottom of a steep bit. Belay.p2) 5.10c. Walk right on the ledge to a crack system and climb it. Continue up a couple small ledges to a bolt ancho...[more] Browse More Classics in International