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KOTR is looking for a new owner. Are you a developer, a climber and have plans to stay in Korea for a while? If so, email me at [email protected]
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*Yeongso Pokpo May 23-24*

A healthy group of wonderful, non swine flu infected foreignors will be descending upon the astoundingly beautiful Yeongso Pokpo this weekend for some climbing, slacklining, camraderie and campfire shenanigans. There is ample free camping, as well as minbaks for ~ 10,000 W for the comfort seekers. This crag has everything from 5.8 to 5.12, so beginners and badasses alike can find their fix!

Yongseo Pokpo is located in 구례, (Gurye) which is:
-1 and a half hours from Gwangju by bus.
-3 hours from Busan by bus
-3 and a half hours from Seoul Nambu Terminal by bus
-For everywhere else, you can use the "Korea Travel" link under Korea Links on the left hand navigational bar of KOTR- extremely helpful!
Here is the link to the crag on KOTR- by far the most beautiful place I've been/climbed in Korea!!
http://www.koreaontherocks.com/climb...sort%3Dname%26

***Once in Gurye you need to take a taxi to Yongseo Pokpo ~8-10,000 W, but if you meet someone there at the station it will be less (obviously). Once the cab driver takes you to Yongseo Pokpo, make sure he takes you to the restaraunt at the top of the hill and drops you off. Once you have reached the restaraunt, hug the left side of the restaraunt along a small little creek past the wooden statue with a gigantic penis, and cross the creek where the stepping stones are. Once across, follow the trail to the right and up to the crag- a 100 meters or so- not a far distance at all. As long as you stay near the creek bed you will find the place no problem!

I will be heading out Friday night to camp and most likely arriving ~ 10 ish, look forward to seeing you all there
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Thanks for the info...looking forward to seeing everyone again this weekend (and getting my a** back into the mountains...)

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Might make an appearence some time on Saturday. I feel like a bit of rock action this weekend.
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I will be there with a few friends from Cheonan on Friday night - we will be staying in the minbak if anyone cares to join.
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I'll be there with Diana around 4pm on Saturday...
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Hey,

I'm on a round the world trip and I just got to Busan. I've got my harness and shoes and would love to come on this trip if that's cool but not sure if I'd need my own rope and draws!?

Anyone heading down from Busan on saturday morning!? If i just turned up would there be a ten I could crash in, would I need a sleepingbag?

Cheers,
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Paul,

There will be ample equipment to go around, so shoes and a harness are perfectly fine! As for camping- I am sure you can find someone to bunk with! There is also a minbak really close to the crag for around 10,000 W a night. If you don't have a sleeping bag, I would suggest using the minbak as they provide blankets and such! Look forward to seeing you this weekend!

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Does anyone else have Monday off?? I'd love to climb somewhere on Monday - Paul, I sent you a PM!
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So I think I might leave Busan on Saturday morning, and then arrive in the afternoon. I'm a little bit worried about getting lost as I don't speak any Korean whatsoever. Is anyone arriving on Saturday that I could meet at Gurye? Does anyone have a mobile number I could call from a payphone if I get stranded?

Ok, so the link to the crag is http://www.koreaontherocks.com/climb...rt %3Dname%26 right? Where's Guyre(Gu)? I can't find anything about it on the web. Is the crag walkable from the train station / how easy is communicating with Taxi drivers going to be?

Oh and I may go meet Lindsey on Monday too.

Paul.

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