|Comment added by shanja on July 26th, 2010|
If you are coming down from anywhere North, the Tong-Yeong Expressway (#35) takes you all the way to Geoje-do Bridge, just get off at toll gates and stick to route 14 as it swings all the way around the Northpart of Geoje-do and down the East coast to Il-un-myeon County, and Gujora Beach area. The Country Road 5 (지방도 5) turn-off has about 20 sign arrows at it, but none saying Country Road 5! It's actually called Gujora Samgeori, and just after you drive past and above the beach, it's a right turn up-hill past many "pensions" and then through a mountain winding road till the car-bay (about 5-10mins drive). If you drove instead past Geoje City Hall (and the POW Museum) you can take Country Road 8 (지방도 8) to Il-un-myeon, which is a lot faster.
At the time we went, summer the minbaks etc were almost all full and very expensive.
|Comment added by climb.or.marc on April 2nd, 2018|
Better to drive the back way as described above. Traffic through the towns on the east coast down Hwy 14 can get pretty ridiculous - classic beach town with one or two red lights that block up the whole highway.
There are now two wood platforms for camping or picnics at the base. Each route has the name and grade painted on the bottom. Some have been downgraded from Dong Il Ryon's guidebook. See updated topo.
Alpine is now a one pitch route according to the locals, although there are bolts for a second pitch. Friendship was downgraded and is basically the route up the arete.