Hello everyone! I may head down to Gwangju and do some shopping. From there, there are several options. It might be good if everyone weighs in here. Doesn't matter much to me where we go--just wanna climb! I'll list by city.
1) Gwangju-- Mudeungsan is adjacent to the city. I've been to Yaksa Am and Saein Bong
. . . there's another crag we could look for if we have a car.
. . . I have been told this by local climbers. I could try to stop by the local gym for beta if this is what people want to do.
2) Yeosu-- Horangsan
is all the way down there (a 5 hour haul from Suwon/Osan by train. . . but can be done on off hours, if you can sleep anywhere) it's smack in the middle of town, not too bad approach, would entertain us for a weekend. 50F Sat forecast.
3) Jeonju-- again, this would take a car, but there are 2 places, Shiru
, where I have yet to climb (though I've been to both) quite near me. People could stay at my house, or we could stay at a jjimjilbang in town. 46F forecast for Sat.
. . . fairly accessible short routes. . . in the trees, so maybe a little cold.
5)Gochang-- Halmae Bawi
. We all know it and love it. It's more central for everyone who has shown interest.
6) Mokpo-- are they finished bolting the "new crag" on Yudolsan? otherwise, Kokkiri
makes the most of the sunlight and has great views, soft grades. 51F Sat forecast. 5 hour train from Suwon.
7) Yeongam-- Wolchulsan
has some slabs and old aid routes. . . nice hikes and a beautiful setting.