Area Photos
Search Climbs
Search Photos
Search Forums
Add a Climb
Add an Area Photo
Quick Links
Rock Climbing Areas
Rock Climbing Photos
Ice Climbing Areas
Ice Climbing Photos
Gym Photos
Bouldering Areas
Bouldering Photos
Artificial Walls
Artificial Wall Photos
User Links
Today's Posts
Korea Links
Train Schedule
Korea Travel
Climbs by Province
Jeju-Do Jeollanam-Do Jeollabuk-Do Gyeongseongnam-Do Gyeongsangbuk-Do Chungcheongbuk-Do Chungcheongnam-Do Gyeonggi-Do Gangwon-Do Province
User Name Password
Calendar | Register | Lost Password?

Go Back   KOTR Forums > Community > Other Activities

Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Unread 12-20-2007, 12:19 AM
vexed vexed is offline
Seorak Sender
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 2
Jirisan Help


I'm heading up to Jirisan at the new year (Western) and was hoping to get some advice. I was originally going to do the huge entire ridge trail, but I've decided against that in favour of a shorter a more manageable hike.

I'm thinking of starting from Gurye early Sunday morning and heading to Nogodan then on to Tokkibong before heading down to Ssanggye-sa. I figure it's a fair trek, so I should stop in a shelter somewhere between Nogodan and Tokkibong making it a 2-day hike. However, I'm not sure if there is a shelter between the two places. Does anyone know?

Reply With Quote
Unread 12-20-2007, 10:17 PM
firepink's Avatar
firepink firepink is offline
Jiri Jammer
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Mokpo
Posts: 83
As far as I'm aware, you have three choices for huts:

1. Nogodon shelter, which sounds pretty big
2. Piagol Shelter, which is smaller but pretty out of your way - you have to hike down Piagol valley for a bit over an hour to get there, but you can return to the main trail a slightly different way
3. Baemsagol shelter, which shows itself as a 40 minute walk downhill from Tokkibong, but I'm not sure what that translates to when you're going uphill.

Hope that helped
Reply With Quote
Unread 12-21-2007, 10:58 PM
vexed vexed is offline
Seorak Sender
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 2

Thanks for the info.

I think I'll aim for the Baemsagol shelter.

Just one more little question...

I plan to start from Gurye early Sunday morning and get to Baemsagol. Then stop over there, and Monday head to Ssanggye-sa (finding some accommodation around there). Is this do-able or will I get caught short between shelters? What kind of hiking time am I looking at between each place?

Sorry for the very inexperienced questions, but I just want to make sure!
Reply With Quote
Unread 12-23-2007, 10:11 PM
jsp1001's Avatar
jsp1001 jsp1001 is offline
Point Dume
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Los Angeles
Posts: 169
This was in the Summer, but I met one guy who started early morning at Nogodan and finished at the Joongsanri entrance (below Cheonwanbong) at nightfall. I'm wondering why don't you go from Nogodan to Cheonwanbong, since it is the more usual course, and the Baekdudaegan (a kind of Korean equivalent of the Pacific Crest Trail, or CDT, or AT) follows this route? There are at least three or four shelters between Tokkibong and Cheonwanbong.
Joe Park
Reply With Quote
Unread 12-28-2007, 05:16 PM
Hypoxic's Avatar
Hypoxic Hypoxic is offline
Snow Leopard
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Goyang
Posts: 273
Look into the availability of the Baemsagol shelter. There are plans to have it demolished as recent assesments of it have shown it to be not environmentally-friendly. I would assume that if it is demolished it won't be done until spring, but keep it in mind just in case.
Like mentioned, the Piagol shelter is out of the way, but Piagol is an awesome route, and the owner of the shelter, Mr Ham Tae-shik, is an 80 year old man who has been living alone in Jirisan for nearly 40 years. He speaks some English and it's very interesting to hang out with him.
I go into the forest because that is the last place where man is not in charge.
- Grey Owl
Reply With Quote
Unread 01-22-2008, 02:55 PM
Hypoxic's Avatar
Hypoxic Hypoxic is offline
Snow Leopard
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Goyang
Posts: 273
Just got back from Jirisan for a few days. The Baemsagol Shelter has indeed gone the way of the dodo.

Great trip, by the way. Snowed a lot on Sunday. Not many people at all, only two others on the Piagol flank ascent (though I've never run into any more than two or three on that ascent at any given time, just the same).
I go into the forest because that is the last place where man is not in charge.
- Grey Owl
Reply With Quote
Unread 01-23-2008, 12:54 PM
isipau isipau is offline
Seorak Sender
Join Date: Sep 2007
Posts: 16
Check out my blog for detailed Jirisan hiking info.

Hey there. I've got detailed hiking information for Jirisan on my blog, detailed maps, and links to the website where you can make shelter reservations. I've hiked the entire ridge route twice this year and it's really not that bad. We did it in 19 hours during our November run. Of course, now the snow is likely to be heavier and you can't move that fast. The hike you're planning shouldn't be a problem to do in a single day, unless you're really set on spending the night on the mountain. Start early.

I recommend making shelter reservations (there's a link on the page below) if you really plan to crash up there. The shelter people will accommodate foreigners without them, but they really get upset sometimes. Bring earplugs and a sleeping pad, unless you can sleep comfortably on a piece of bare wood surrounded by snoring Koreans.

Reply With Quote

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
3-day Jirisan Ridge hike in January isipau Upcoming Trips 7 12-28-2007 05:14 PM
Jirisan facilities... Blake Climbing Chat 6 09-14-2007 04:14 PM
Hiking advice hulk Other Activities 6 09-14-2007 10:09 AM
Info on Jirisan and Gwanaksan Blake Climbing Chat 8 06-11-2004 06:33 AM

All times are GMT +9. The time now is 04:10 AM.

Powered by vBulletin Version 3.5.3
Copyright ©2000 - 2021, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.