Ascent of Bukhan-san on 2015-03-25

Climber: Sarah Stolz

Date:Wednesday, March 25, 2015
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Location:South Korea
    Elevation:2746 ft / 836 m

Ascent Trip Report

Took the subway to Gupabal station, then bus No 704 for about 8 stops. The trail is reasonably well marked but it was worth buying a map at the entrance (~$1) as it had all the info needed to find the public transportation back from every park entrance. The trail is normal for a while and then becomes rather steep. Finally there is a side trail to the top of Baegundae (which is the highest but certainly not the only peak in the park) and from there much of the ascent required pulling yourself up smooth granite by means of cables and sometimes steps hewn in the rock. It was a good thing to have lightweight gloves to hold the cables. Most of the Koreans did. Went on a Wednesday so not super crowded. Seems like it could be a bit of a bottle neck in this section if it were crowded! After descending took the trail back down a very short way and then went South before turning East at Yongammun Gate. From this gate to the Temple (Doseonsa) I didn't see a single person which was kind of nice for a change. The temple is very large and a ceremony was underway as I passed. There was a way to get to a trail from there but I decided just to take the road (about 25 mins) down to the nearest bus (120) and from there to the subway (Suyu)
Summary Total Data
    Round-Trip Distance:6.7 mi / 10.8 km
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Maintained Trail, Scramble
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles
    Weather:Cool, Breezy, Clear
Ascent Statistics
    Distance:3 mi / 4.8 km
    Start Trailhead:Bukhansanseong  
Descent Statistics
    Distance:3.7 mi / 5.9 km
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by Sarah Stolz
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