Samagui Bawi View Full Version of Samagui Bawi

Province Name: Gyeongsangnam-Do
City Name: Busan
Type of Area: Rock Climbs

Description
8 routes. Most climbs are vertical or barely slab, and very crimpy. Anchors are solid with hooks, not rings. Almost all the bolts are new. Not sure what type of rock. Basalt maybe?

Directions
In Busan, go to Hadan station on the orange line. Go out exit 9 and walk straight 30 meters. Take the first right, it's a small steep back street. Walk up that street for 2 blocks until it ends in a T intersection. Turn left. Walk another 100 meters until you see a short alley leading to the right. There is a white sign at the alley entrance that says "백용사" It's only about 20 meters long and ends in a trail leading up the mountain. From here you have a view of the mountain and the crag at the top (see directional photo). Follow the trail up the mountain. It forks numerous times. Just take the steepest option for the first 5 minutes until you come to a "Y" intersection where neither option is very steep. Turn right. And from then on, always take the steepest option if the trail splits, and look for yellow KOTR ribbons in the trees to guide you. This trail will take you to the top of the crag, not the base. There isn't any real trail to the base of the crag. But if you backtrack 20 meters from the top you'll see some pretty easy spots to leave the trail and get down there. From the subway it is about a 25 minute steep hike.

Safety Concerns
8 routes ranging from 10 to 20 meters. No choss. There are a couple rusty looking bolts but they seem solid. There is a dead tree growing out of the crag halfway up. But the closest route steers clear of it.

Gear to Bring
8 draws will be enough on the tallest route and you'll need a 60 meter rope.

Additional Comments
This crag gets a lot of sun and is great on cold days. It's a long hike to get more food or water, so bring everything you might need. You will likely have the place to yourself. Overall, it's a fun winter spot with a good range of climbs.

More Comments
Comment added by jfreema8 on December 31st, 2013
This crag is also known as Hadan. It's on pg. 16 in the Climb book.