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Description 

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.

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Weather station 12.5 miles from here

7 Total Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',3],['2 Stars',3],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',1],['5.7',0],['5.8',3],['5.9',0],['5.10',1],['5.11',0],['5.12',1],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',0],['V4-5',1],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Seoul-InSu Bong:
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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Featured Route For Seoul-InSu Bong
The obvious left facing crack line on the right side of the photo above the tree

Chouinard A 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a  Asia : South Korea : Seoul-InSu Bong
This is a left-facing off-width crack that provides amazing endurance driven climbing. Pitch 1: 55 meters of 5.8 climbing.Pitch 2: 40 meters of 5.10 off-width. This is, for good reason, the crux of the route. Pull through the roof with a nice fist jam and make your way up the crack. Pitch 3: 30 meters of 5.7 chimney climbing.Pitch 4: 20 meters of 5.6 climbing and a scramble to the top. Each anchor is bolted with beautiful American Death Triangles. There are bolted anchors everywhere, pick one! I...[more]   Browse More Classics in International

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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.