A lovely somewhat out-of-the-way crag in Jeollanam-do (the province in SW Korea on the mainland). Easily accessed by public transport (you can walk from Gurye-gu Railroad Station), there are many quality routes, on-premise camping, and a friendly (if non-English speaking) restaurant-coffee-shop with cheap rooms for rent on premise. About 70 routes. Watch out for snakes, though. . . some are poisonous (not deadly) and climbers/hikers (at least 2 I know of) have been bitten.
If you're driving, don't exit Highway 17 in Gurye (a sign will point out the train station), but this will bring you all the way through the city. Bypass Gurye and you'll start seeing signs for Suncheon. Just after kilometer marker 27 for Suncheon, a small exit right points out Yongseo Village (in Korean). Exit here, going east through a tunnel then left, then under a bridge and left, over a bridge to Yongseo Village. Stay straight to the orange clay Coffeeshop and Garden.
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Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Yongseo Falls:
Heungbu 5.8 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c Sport, 1 pitch, 30'
Akdong-ha (pitch 1) 5.10c 6b 20 VII E2 5b Sport, 1 pitch, 80'
Yosemite 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- E4 6a Sport, 3 pitches, 170'
Malbol (hornet) 5.11d 7a 24 VIII E5 6a Sport, 1 pitch, 100'
Akdong-sang (upper pitch) 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ E5 6a Sport, 2 pitches, 170'
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Akdong-sang (upper pitch) 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ E5 6a International : Asia : ... : Yongseo Falls
An outstanding pitch. Very balancy, requiring core strength and patience: listen to the rock and seek the moves.This route is the second pitch above Akdong-ha. Landmarks are a chain anchor with a hook; the route goes up from here, through three roofs.This route is overhanging, so if you rappel with one 60m rope you'll get stuck in space. Bring along a second rope--60 meter recommended--and rappel all the way to the ground....[more] Browse More Classics in International
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