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Moraksan Boulder Town Submitted on April 4th, 2007 by skinsk Print
Type: Bouldering Province: Gyeonggi-Do City: Anyang
Park: n/a Rating: V0 - V16 Views: 13990
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Slab to roof-like overhangs. Moraksan Boulder Town was created for a competition in 2006. Many manufactured holds/routes and some sharp rock, but if you live nearby it is convenient, and many problems can be done without a spotter or pad. There are a few short routes (maybe 2-3 bolts and an anchor) on the bigger rocks.

Routes are pretty obvious from the chipping and chalk. (I am not sure of grades, only some I could do so there are V0-V1! and as the area was used/created for a comp, I am guessing the hardest are pretty hard!

To download a bigger version of the guide to the various problems, go here: http://board.gumaek.pe.kr/ktbbs/read.cgi?num=23&db=data8&page=1 and click on 모락산볼더타운1.jpg" in pink on the top right.

Bring a mat or towel for sit starts or wear old pants!

From Beomgye Station, take a bus to Hogye Rotary, or past it (heading towards Suwon) to Rajarowon 3-way Intersection/라자로원삼가리.Take a left after the Woori Bank (on Boshigol-gil/street) through another (4-way) intersection, 라자로사가리. There's a Paris Baguette on your right. Veer slightly right, up towards the hill. There's lots of construction-- keep the construction on your left; Seongwon-ihwa Apts(buildings in the 100s)/성원이화-1 on your right. Follow the trail uphill and heading left, just past a dump until you come to a spring. Head left past the springs until you see the boulders.

Safety Concerns
Good landings, no safety concerns.

Additional Comments
The city is just below, but I'd recommend bringing everything you'll need for the day. The spring *might* be OK for water, but the trashy and polluted area surrounding makes me leery of drinking it!

If you have serious ethical problems with manufactured routes, do yourself a favor and stay away!

Comment added by elrio on July 23rd, 2007
while the directions were pretty good,
i couldn't find it
so i guess i dont actually know if they were good,
some specifics on the bus would be nice,
which exit from beomgye, which bus line
anything like that
im a student traveller and almost totally illiterate in korean,
so...for people who are idiots like me, it might be helpful

Comment added by skinsk on August 23rd, 2009
Sorry! I tried to do a little "photo essay" of how to get there (navigational photos), though it was getting dark. And of course, things can change in Korea pretty quickly. It's always a good idea to print the "maps" so you can ask/mime to locals!

Comment added by yeahsarah1 on September 24th, 2010
the buses that pass by here are the 900, 300, 64, and the 301.

Comment added by yeahsarah1 on September 24th, 2010
and the 777 bus

Comment added by blacklotus on October 7th, 2011
This area has undergone significant development since the directions and associated photographs were created. I visited today and had trouble finding the head of the trail leading into the forest. Since spring, vegetation has heavily grown, and soil has eroded.

I don't recommend attempting to find it right now unless you go with someone who knows the place well.

I plan to create a new page for this area. Directions will be updated, and it will be listed under the correct city (Uiwang).

Comment added by EODxBadaboom on September 2nd, 2012
Found it, pretty easy to get to once you know where it is. Walk in-between the apartments towards the Moraksan park area. At the bottom of the park, there's two trails, take the one that's not "paved". It's a dirt trail with logs as steps. Follow that up until you get to a rock slab with rope guidelines. Once you get passed that section, look to your left. It's about 10 meters off the trail. Bring bug spray! We didn't do any climbing cos they were that bad. There's some bolts...some sketchy, others looked pretty good. Can do a lot of bouldering. I'll post pics and coordinates once uploaded.

Comment added by blacklotus on May 2nd, 2013
The stone / landings here are mostly awful. This is one reason problems were created by chipping. Really, the granite here mostly just crumbles like dirt. Wish the original contributor had mentioned this, but no worries. Just keep this in mind.

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