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BETA PHOTO: The SW face (routes L of the cave).


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 koreaontherocks.com

Getting There 

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.

Climbing Season

Weather station 12.5 miles from here

1 Total Routes

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Featured Route For Janggeunbong

Alpine Clutch 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c  Asia : South Korea : Janggeunbong
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

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Johnathan enjoying the views as well as the climbi...
Johnathan enjoying the views as well as the climbi...
Routes right of the cave.
BETA PHOTO: Routes right of the cave.
Goran on A2O.
Goran on A2O.
A20. . . the easiest route.
A20. . . the easiest route.
The SW face of The General.
BETA PHOTO: The SW face of The General.

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