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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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Unread 09-06-2008, 11:18 PM
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hi,

would be great to join you guys over the long weekend.

Most properly i will be able to start from Changwon on Friday evening.

Only problem is hat i dont have any camping gear with me, if i get the company car i coulld leep in the car if not...???


Hope to hear from you,


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Unread 09-08-2008, 11:10 AM
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Hi Philipp! Would be great to see you again! There are plenty of accomodation options in Seoraksan-- the best is the climbers' shelter at Bisandae. It has limited space, but Masa and I could get berths, then if more KOTR people come and it's full, we could get our tents and move into the "overflow" lot (camping is generally not permitted here, but exceptions are made if the hut is full). . . I've been here several Chuseoks and some days it's full-- other's near empty. With the short short holiday, it's anybody's guess. There is an official campground, but loud, expensive and a bit outside the park. . . some unofficial but good camping near the sport areas. . . I know Brandon has a biggish tent if the weather is nice Near the entrance you can store gear relatively cheap if you don't want to hual it all up to the shelter. . .

Best places to meet:

Sokcho-- near E-mart and the Express Bus terminal is the Haesupia, a kinda ritzty jjimjilbang, but a good place to meet of folks are arriving at various times of the day and night. If Philipp did get the company van, he could pick up here. . . or everyone could bus/cab it (busses #7 and 7-1 run to the park).

In the park-- there is a giant Buddha near the entrance, or everyone could hike into Bisandae shelter, about two hours along a nice path. There's a good restaurant, a nice river, and time to scope all the routes! (topos hang in the shelter if you don't have them!)

Who's got ropes? Me, Lindsey, Heather, Danielle, Brandon. . . so that should be OK. . . Two ropes (or two teams with one rope each) are necessary for trad/multipitch, as are helmets. I can't emphasize that enough!

Also, by the sport area is a nice swimming hole-- as it's right on the trail, a swimsuit would be in order during the holiday season!
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I'm in.

I will be there - I have a bus ticket that is supposed to get me and a friend into Sokcho around 1030PM thursday night. Anyone have any advice on a reasonable place for two people to stay in town that night? For the weekend in the park, we both have our own shoes and harnesses and bolle devices, and a tent.
I am new to the country and never been to Sokcho or Seoraksan before so maybe Friday I will just hang around the beach and look for other Westerners who look like climbers...
As far as the rope shortage goes, I'll see if I can rent anything, otherwise I would not mind at all just bouldering if there is any in the park.
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Unread 09-08-2008, 11:18 AM
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I plan on bringing a rope!
I'm looking into transpo now but I hope to arrive late Fri.
maybe I can meet up with you guys ,Sonia et al, when I land?
anyone have any travels hints coming from Daejeon?
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Unread 09-08-2008, 11:25 AM
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Wow-- I feel like we're chatting. . . yeah, once I counted ropes it wasn't so bad. . . how about helmets?

I know Kat, Lindsey and I are covered. . . seems I've seen Brandon in one. . . Masa plans to get one today. . .

And who feels solid on 5.10 trad? 5.9?

cyph-- not sure when we'll head in, but likely Thurs PM/Fri AM. . .though I doubt we'd fit 2 more in the car, we could meet you at the entrance.
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Unread 09-08-2008, 02:13 PM
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I'm solid on anything 5.9 trad, and crack 5.10 a/b/stretch c trad, no so much the slabby stuff. I know Alec said he was planning on coming, and he's solid on... 5 hard. In any case among all of us, we can get to the top. No worries, Sonia.

I have a helmet! It's so exciting! I won't be in until sometime Sat. I'm not sure whether I should head straight from Ulsan to Sokcho or hit Seoul Friday and then head over. Any beta? I'll be there as soon as I can in any case.
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I finish Thursday at 3 pm and am hoping to make it out to Seoraksan that night - I'm heading to the bus station in a few hours to check on tickets, so I'll let you know tomorrow. I'm excited!
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Lindsey-- tickets shouldn't be a problem at that time-- maybe in Sokcho check on a return if you head back Sun PM!

Heather-- Seoul is way out of the way-- it looks like no direct busses to Sokcho, but maybe try going through Daegu. . . more direct and ultimately cheaper! Or call the 1330 help phone and ask them what's best/easistYou'll have no problem getting to the park-- but bring everyone's number so you can see where we are!
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anyone know if return tickets out of sokcho could be a problem? im hoping the bus station will still be open when i get there thursday evening but i feel like it will probably be closed by 10pm, as the station i bought my ticket at here in daegu closes at 10.
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cyph--call 1330 with the appropriate area code for help in English 02-1330 (Seoul) is a good backup. . . they can answer questions pretty accurately. You could try toget return tickets Fri AM-- but usually only express bus tickets are available in advance. . . inner-city are first come. . . though pretty much everyone makes it back on chuseok. . . maybe at some ungodly hour, but they run a lot of busses!
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