General topographic map
This links to a good general topographic map of the Jincheng area, showing the high mountains to the south.
The black road to the south is the dread 'coal road' to Jaizuo in Henan, with the red dotted line the railway.
The newer roads to Luoyang go west from here.
Although not totally clear from this map, the rivers in this area drain through the Taihangshan mountains to the south through some tiny, tiny valleys. The road has to climb almost 1200 metres to get over and down again!