Juk Jang View Full Version of Juk Jang

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

Description
I don't know what type of rock it is but the climbing is overhanging positive holds with the bolts in good places. It's alot of fun. All the climbs have the grades marked below them. There are many climbs in the 5.10 range and some in the 11, and a few in the 12-13. There are maybe 25 routes in total.

Directions
Take the #20 highway to West Pohang, then turn right onto the 31 north until you get to a small town. In the town the road will make a right at an intersection or go straight and change to route #69. 69 is the way to go for about 400m and you can't miss it on the right. Follow the signs for "Juk Jang" and then for "Sang Ok". The rock is only 20m from the road.

Safety Concerns
The anchors can be a little scary. The bolts are pound in piton style, but changed often.

Gear to Bring
10 draws should be enough. Maybe some webbing for anchors.

Additional Comments
Belayer is in the shade for the most part while the climber isn't. It's beside a river where you can take a dip too cool off but there isn't a store so maybe stop in the town site first. There is a bathroom but its not the best. Have fun, I did.

More Comments
Comment added by Goodie on January 8th, 2006
Addition to directions
When you get onto the 31 stay on it because it turns into 69. Once the road changes you will be on it exactly 1.7 Km, until you see the climbing spot on your right hand side. There is a bridge near the climbing area named CHIMGOK-RI, wich is a good place to park your car. In all the trip from the Tool gate off of the 20 Hwy all the way to the climbing spot is 23 km.

Comment added by skinsk on May 8th, 2006
Juk Jang Myeon is the Myeon or rural district (as "dong" and "gu" are used in cities, "gun", "myeon" and "ri" are used in rural areas; "ri" denotes a rural village. . . ie, the bridge, 교, goes to Chimgok Village).

This area is better known as Bonghwa Bong 봉화봉 or Hakdam Am 학담암. There are 3 crags, with 45 listed routes from 5.7 to 13a.

Comment added by skinsk on April 30th, 2009
One rock with three "faces" may be more apt

Comment added by bhylenski on April 30th, 2009
Route info is available here

http://blog.daum.net/ohseoin/5764313?srchid=BR1http%3A%2F%2Fblog.daum.net%2Fohseoin%2F5764313

I will be going this weekend and will take some photos and update the site with proper topos.

Comment added by Jorgevb on April 21st, 2018
Hi, does someone has a map to get here?

Comment added by alpingoat on May 26th, 2018
Climbed here in May 2018. A bit out of the way, but easy approach once you park. I've posted a photo of the route guide. It appeared the left side of the crag (routes 1-11) is overgrown and doesn’t see a lot of traffic.. Otherwise, 5.8 and below see very little traffic and bolts/anchors are corroded. Routes 5.9+ and above had new hardware, but the configuration of the chains is pretty janky.

Street address for your navi: 경북 포항시 북구 죽장면 매현리 1026-1