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 > Climbing > Trip Reports

Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Unread 08-10-2007, 05:35 PM
shanja's Avatar
shanja shanja is offline
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: Daejeon
Posts: 1,386
Yongseo, Yeosu and Ando Aug 2 - 5. Great times.

So, KA and I bummed about climbing in Yongseo last Thurs/Fri/ Sat. Really cool place and quiet. A few dodgy bolts and a trillion mozzies that liked to drink KA's blood each night. Take bug repellant and coils. We stayed at the min-bak (private mini-rooms for rent) there, mentioned in the climb area notes (Yongseo Pokpo Coffee Shop). They are converted shipping containers, and actually quite OK. Business was busy with lots of non-climbers. It's worth staying there (25,000won a night we paid for room with bathroom) in some ways, as showering is almost a necessity after climbing there (we rained sweat!), and you get free use of the noraebang/ karyoke room if you stay!! The owners are super nice and so we translated the menu for them into English as well. Mostly fresh poultry, bbq stuff and traditional teas. Seems a bit pricey, but the tastes were worth it! Remember that we are de facto ambassadors here, so stop in and say hi if you climb there. The climb trail is through their min-bak creek side table grounds and I've taken a pic of the "concrete steps" you cross - look in the climb area navigational pics.
Well Brandon, Terri and Maggie came up from Yeosu/ Mokpo and Rick and Adrienne popped down from Gunsan also on Sat afternoon so we got in a mini-M&G and had a great time. The 5.10d on left ("wild-pig") is a super classic climb, a little easy for the grade maybe but fun as. Nextdoors "Bawi-saram" is a gymnastic monkey puzzle 5.11a and also a good climb.
After all this cragging we were lucky enough to have Terri and Brandon take us on the tour of Yeosu! Deaf cats, fishing shops, scenic bridges and a 45 minute 11pm fishing trawler hire-ride out to "An-do" island. We camped on this remote island and swam in the cool-ish clear waters. The whole area is just stunning and a boat ride like this is so awesome too. We even all stopped at a famous "Kkut Kim Chi" place and sampled the wares. Funny place, smelled like boiling potatoes....
Anyways, do yourselves a favour and get down to Yeosu and beyond. We had a super weekend there, and hats off to Brandon and Terri for being so cool.
quem deus perdere vult, primus dementat
Reply With Quote
Unread 08-10-2007, 05:53 PM
skinsk's Avatar
skinsk skinsk is offline
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Jochiwon (Sejong City)
Posts: 2,552
Glad y'all "salvaged" your summer! Great places (folks) all! The folks at the Yongseo minbak/restaurant rock! Peace mate!
"If you can't do something well, you might as well learn to enjoy doing it poorly." -- from a de-motivational poster, but I find it oddly liberating!
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

All times are GMT +9. The time now is 10:36 PM.

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