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DWS deep water soloing in Korea

Or to be more specific... Busan.

yeah, i know i've become a kotr whore lately, but damn people this video was filmed in busan (look at those cliffs), and there is a lot of coastline with a crazy number of small islands down here. does anyone have the beta on some of these places? i'll dog paddle my *** out there if i have to.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5kpcAovjhfs

wait until the one min mark and then prepare to **** your pants.
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Done some digging around on Korean sites. Here's what I've found:

The place is called So MeMul-Do and it's 34'11N 127'04E which is no where near Busan.


http://blog.daum.net/a7651348/558299...1348%2F5582993

The site above is worth visiting for the music alone. The one below has a nice map.

http://blog.daum.net/chanchanha/1190...nha%2F11906886

This one has nice pics:
http://cafe.daum.net/jdc3145/7oEb/345?docid=1GV49|7oEb|345|20090411174357&q=%BC%D2%B 8%DE%B9%B0%B5%B5&srchid=CCB1GV49|7oEb|345|20090411 174357
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Ignore those co-ordinates. I got it wrong. That's Memul-do. The place those people went to is Maemul-do, they translated it wrong. It's a lot nearer Busan.

34'37N 128'32E

It's actually on Geoje-do - www.geojedo.go.kr - which is a 50 minute, 20,000won catamaran ride from Busan. But the rocks are on the other side of the island and I'm not sure how you'd get over there, it's about a 45 minute drive.

http://www.oedogeojedotour.com/tourseo/

I was down there last Autumn and I noticed this place, HaeGeumGang, but didn't get close enough to check it out, because I was with some girls and it was windy and they wouldn't take the boat. But from a distance you could tell there was loads of lines. I don't know if it would be overhanging enough for DWS, but check out these pics, listen to the music and I challenge you not to be moved:

http://blog.daum.net/j68021/13744032...021%2F13744032

more pics here:
http://blog.daum.net/ssjs55/7697648?... s55%2F7697648
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FkBatYSzfxo

Like I said, doesn't look overhanging enough. I'd like to propose a trip for the 28th October, because I think this guy is claiming the rapture will happen there:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CZC8yEy_s3I

...all of a sudden, religion doesn't seem so ridiculous.
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im totally in for this venture......por favor.
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yeah 99% of it doesn't look overhanging, but if you look at the cave areas there are gentle overhangs. don't know how deep the water is without looking, but if you look around the 2 min mark on the vid i posted there are overhangs and a roof that the boat passes under, so there has to be some depth. it's hard to say though until we go look. i'll work on the travel logistics this week. maybe we can go there and check it out soon if anyone is down.

there is also a freshwater "swimming hole" near here where people jump off of cliffs into deep water that a hiker friend of mine was telling me about. sounds promising.
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That cave on 2 minutes would be wicked and there's a really nice platform to start from.

I forgot to mention there is a bridge out to Geoje-do, but it's about a 3 hour drive. You have to go way out west from to 마산 then 통영. They're building one from Busan that will make it a 30 min journey, but it won't be finished until next year. You could try and jump the missing sections, Speed style.
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I'm in.

I don't mind doing, a bit of trad.
So long as it doesn't look too hard, up to the 5.11 mark.

Slo said, 2 meters to start, then one meter for every meter you go up.

10 meters up needs 11 meters depth.
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i was talking to andy about renting kayaks. maybe we should just go prepared for trad, and if the DWS looks good then we'll consider it a bonus.

getting there may be the trickiest part, but we can always drive the blue bullet.
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The more I think about crossing one of the busiest shipping lanes in the world in a kayak, the more I like the idea. But for those less hardcore, I'm trying to find out if you can rent boats/kayaks on the island.
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