Well, it seems (with a small but smart^^) vote to be determined that the long weekend of Oct 1-3 should be the autumn Meet and Greet! As several folks pointed out, the long weekend makes t easier for folks in the South to head up to Ganhyeon
As KOTR has grown as a group, we've migrated to the last campsite-- across the bridge at the end of the road-- for a bit more privacy. Unlike previous years, I won't be able to get there early (to warn the Koreans!), so if someone can. . .
There is plenty of camping, but also minbaks and hotels on the premises. These should be booked in advance. Any questions about accommodations (as well as offers of tent space, amenities. . .) should be posted here
The resort is near Wonju, right on the train line to Seoul, but folks needing info or want a ride (or able to give a ride) should post here
. For most of us it's a 3-day weekend, so you have time to get here and back! COME!
FOOD is what powers us up climbs, and it has always been a mainstay of Meets and Greets. . . that 7-layer dip last spring was worth the trip. . . look at the list and see what you can contribute. "Collecting" money officially last year didn't really work (I still have most of it that the big spenders didn't claim-- and I am going to give it away hopefully BEFORE the event this year to get us stocked on base goodies) so figure it out amongst yourselves on the thread
All of that said, please post if you are only remotely thinking of coming and say just that) so we have an idea of how many. . .
The crag is suitable for 5.6-5.13 climbers. . . with single to multi-pitches. I (and I am sure others are as well) am happy to spend some time with new climbers and have an extra harness, chalkbags, and size US womens' 7.5 shoes.
Whether you are new to Korea and/or climbing or (better yet^^) old in every sense, you won't regret coming out. If I had just W1000 from everyone whose told me over the years that the Meet and Greet was the high point of their time in Korea, that it changed their lives . . . I could probably fill my Musso and pay highway tolls to the M&G.
That said, pack your bags, bring your guitars and 7-layer dips and let's all have an amazing time!!