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KOTR is looking for a new owner. Are you a developer, a climber and have plans to stay in Korea for a while? If so, email me at [email protected]
Byeoncheonam Submitted on June 27th, 2004 by Kanzianiberg Print
Type: Rock Climbs Province: Chungcheongnam-Do City: Cheonan
Park: n/a Rating: 5.10 - 5.15 Style: Sport
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Granite rock, most of it slight overhang. Route lenght up to 20m. The bolts seem to be in good shape, but the surrounding fauna deserves some treatment. There are 9 routes (see topo) and 2 more on the right side. Does not seem to be a crowded place.

Go Expressway 1 north and use exit Independence Hall, go right on 21 and continue for 3-4 km. At the Hyundai Oilbank gasstation turn left into the tiny gravel road. (Best is to park the car at the gasstation!) Continue walking the gravel road and keep right at first fork (50m from 21) and left at the little company (100m from 21). Walk up the road and keep right. The gravel road (bad contition) leads up to the quarry.

Safety Concerns
As everywhere rock will fall from above because of gravity, but risk seems to be quite low (at least in the area where the routes are.

Gear to Bring
10-12 quickdraws and rope.

Additional Comments
No water up there, most routes are in the shade in the afternoon. Looks like a place somebody set up for his own training purpose, but did not spend any time to care about the surrounding. Base of the climbs is overgrown by various plants.

Comment added by swixjohnson on November 11th, 2010
I climb here regularly due to its proximity to my university which is located directly accross the street. It tends to be overgrown in the summer but I clear it as best I can. There are only 9 climbs here. They range from 5.9 to 5.12. Of the 9 climbs only 3 are truly interesting. If you live in the area it an ok place to climb but I would not travel to climb there.

Comment added by skinsk on October 12th, 2016
This crag is right by KoreaTech: 한국기술교육대학교. The Hyundai Ga Station is now an SK Gas Station ("Maebong") and that's still probably the best place to park. It's just a hundred meters or so west of the main gate of the school (just west of Cheonan). The dirt rod is just across the street from the gas station. Head up past a small farm, some graves, and stay on the main road. The crag is smack at the end.

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