Wow. . . Saturday I was talking to a friend from Pohang who was going to go there Sunday with his climbing team, and asked me if it was worth it to go on a Sunday (another girl from Pohang was definitely going). I emphatically stated that while I had climbed there on weekends (especially before KOTR when I just went wherever my gym took me) but with the crazy crowds and dangerous goings-on, I would not receommend a Sunday climb. . . 12 people on one belay, 4 lead ropes going out at the same time, etc, etc. . .
My friend Brad was on P3 of a climb on Janggeunbong when a climber fell from P5 of the same climb (I believe he posted it here).
Really sad to read that. . . I hope he's OK, but from what is described. . . it's something quite disturbing I don't want to witness.
We were really stressing safety this weekend, and I thank Dusty and Robin for teaching the the bowline-- if only so I can check my partner's knot.
"If you can't do something well, you might as well learn to enjoy doing it poorly."
-- from a de-motivational poster, but I find it oddly liberating