Boulders of Nabi Bawi (Butterfly rock) View Full Version of Boulders of Nabi Bawi (Butterfly rock)

Province Name: Gyeongsangnam-Do
City Name: Busan
Type of Area: Bouldering

HELL YEAH! We found the mother load! This place could have hundreds of problems all within an easy distance of each other.

Take bus 203 from Oncheonjang in front of Home Plus. Get off at Dong Moon (East Gate). It's the first real stop up on the mountain road. A lot of hikers will get off here. If you miss it, no problem just get off with all the other hikers at the next stop and hike to East gate. It's on the same side of the road that the bus drops you off at. Hike the ridge to Nabi Bawi. This is the first noticeable climbing area on the ridge. It should take about 25 min unless you're a total wuss. Once you are at Nabi Bawi there will be boulders all over the ridge, but the really good stuff is below the ridge.

If your approach is from the rockslide, the first problems are about a 5 min hike uphill on the trail behind the biggest boulder.

Safety Concerns
2 pads will get you on a lot of stuff, 3 pads will open the door to many more problems. Lots of pads will protect some of the most amazing hard lines.

Check the down climb before you go up. That nice V1 may be the only way back down! We already know of two boulders with epic downclimbs.

Additional Comments
Bring sun block if you're going to hit any of the problems up top. Most of the stuff is in the shade though.

More Comments
Comment added by Park, Cheolyoung on April 22nd, 2009

Comment added by tombanjo on March 12th, 2010
how about some driving directions? if anyone's got them that'd be great - i'm up in miryang and am thinkin' of checkin' it out sometime....thanks!