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Korean Climbing Guides

OK, as promised to slab, here is a link for the climbing guidebooks to Korea:

http://www.kimcs.com/books/books.html

They are W30,000 each if you buy them at a bookstore, and most fairly large bookstores carry at least the "local" one. Topos, route info, maps etc of varying usefulness!

The orange one covers the northern provinces: Gyeonggi, Gangwon, Chungcheong and has pull out maps of Insubong and Ulsanbawi. The green one covers the southern areas: Jeolla, Gyeongsang and Jeju.
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Riddle and I both own the Green One.

They're great to find the locations, but the routes have changed. It may say 5.10a when it's really a 5.10c or vice-versa.

I recommend everyone to get them, tho. The drawings of the rocks and the routes are outstanding.
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yeah. . . the route guides are hit or miss. . . sometimes you can count down (if no new routes have been added) sometimes you can match the names (if they're written below) and sometimes the diagram looks sufficiently like the rock. . . but as often as not, no grades are given or the images looks like a computer generated image with no features, etc. Bolt counts are generally less accurate than US guidebooks, but heck, to me they are worth it if only because I "collect" guidebooks, and they are wonderful souvenirs of Korea (as well as being very helpful to me in finding places!!)
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I am a foreigner and will visit Korea this month. Where can I buy guidebooks for rock climbing in Seoul?
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These (books linked on this thread) are the only route guides I know for Korea. The Orange one (L) is for the northern part of the country including Seoul. It's in Korean, but there is a pull out map of Insubong (since you mentioned going there) with all 70+ routes. Desriptions are on the back-- some things are obvious even if you don't read Korean: how many pitches, meters, etc. . . anyone who reads Korean a little could help you with the rest: what gear is necessary, what type of climbing (slab!?) etc. . .
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store hour

Any body knows the store hours of Outdoor Books (near Hansung University)? or the store hours of other bookstore which have the guidebooks for sell?

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OK, as promised to slab, here is a link for the climbing guidebooks to Korea:

http://www.kimcs.com/books/books.html

They are W30,000 each if you buy them at a bookstore, and most fairly large bookstores carry at least the "local" one. Topos, route info, maps etc of varying usefulness!

The orange one covers the northern provinces: Gyeonggi, Gangwon, Chungcheong and has pull out maps of Insubong and Ulsanbawi. The green one covers the southern areas: Jeolla, Gyeongsang and Jeju.
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