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Amnan Park, Shark Rock (상어암) Submitted on May 6th, 2008 by skinsk Print
Type: Rock Climbs Province: Gyeongsangnam-Do City: Busan
Park: n/a Rating: 5.10 - 5.12 Style: Sport
Views: 7457 Photos: 3 Photo(s) - Add Photos Maps: No Maps - Add Images

Description
multi-colored, multi-layered conglomerate, but pretty solid and with pretty good friction. The routes are vertical to overhanging, with interesting moves and a beautiful location on the sea. Twenty to 23 meters high on the main face, there are two shorter (7m) routes on the smaller rock opposite, including the classic photo-op that graces the Kim Yong-gi guidebook to the southern half of the country.


Directions
busses 7, 9, 71 and 9-1 head to Annam Park.
Driving directions to the park are the same as Annam Gong Won.

The walk right to Shark Rock from Turtle Rock is best done when the tide it out, though with shorts and sports sandals it's doable through the water. This crag can also be reached from the main trail along the coast. Keep left past the metal railing, until just after the wooden suspension bridge. Just before a green fiberglass shed (right) and some picnic tables (left), a green staircase heads down. At the base, it's a bit of a zig-zag scramble up the rock's edge to the right of the stairs. Head into the wood as the ridge road tapers off, and descend a giant slab. scramble up the detached rock and climb down the knotted ropes. Some of the routes start a little high, and can be belayed from the freestanding rock across a narrow gap-- but there's really nowhere for the belayer to anchor in (though you might be able to place a nut for this).


Safety Concerns
The trail is a little steep with a nice drop off. . . not for children or the drunken. The belay is a little far away, with nothing to really anchor in to, so the belayer could get pulled into the rock.


Gear to Bring
10 draws and a 50 meter rope would work on all the climbs here.


Additional Comments
Food and drinks are available at the entrance of the park, and bathrooms are located in several areas, but not so near the crags. PLEASE prepare to not leave a trace at the base, even if others have. The fisherman order in from water taxis, but you'd do well to bring lots of water, some food, sunblock and maybe a bathing suit?



Comment added by jfreema8 on September 28th, 2013
A group of us went here last weekend and couldn't even make it to the foot of the crag. Just getting down the green staircase made me feel like I needed a tetanus shot. Be careful where you step on them because they have worn away almost completely in some areas and too much weight might make someone fall through. Once you get off the stairs you'll head to the left as the directions say and go over two inclines. Near the top of the second incline there is a rope(not the one that leads to water coming off the rock facing the sea) that leads down to the bottom of the crag. This rope looked ancient. We all had a lot of gear on our backs because we were also camping, so we couldn't even make it down to the bottom of the crag. It's a good 2-3 meter drop if the rope breaks. Even if there was another way to get to the bottom, we would not climb here. All of the anchors are single braided cord that thread through two bolts and the ends are clamped together. Otherwise known are wire death traps.
I would not recommend climbing here until new anchors are placed. Even with new anchor placement, it is still a dangerous crag to get to. There may be another way to get down that I couldn't find but neither the book or KOTR have a way and I didn't see one.
Climb at your own risk!



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