Outdoor rock climbing walls in Seoul – where are they?

The winter in Seoul is almost over. I can feel it in the air. It gets warmer, days are longer, and the spring flowers start to bloom. That also means, that the outdoor climbing season will soon begin. Finally!

However, it’s still too windy to go to the mountain in April. But there are many artificial outdoor climbing walls in the city. Have you tried them out yet? I’ve been to two of them: Danggogae park and Eungbongsan. For me, these are best locations to meet and greet Korean rock climbers.

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Eungbongsan climbing park

Why to go to artifical rock climbing walls?

There are many reasons why I love those places:

The very first reason is, because you can climb and have fun outdoor. Secondly, those artifical walls are usually located in a green park, which is easy to reach and open (for free) to the public.

In order to climb, you need to bring your gears, but in most case, you don’t have to pay any usage fee. That’s another great thing about those walls.

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Yeongdeungpo Sport climbing stadium 2019

Forth, Korean rock climbers tend to take a lot of time when they go climbing. For them, it’s not only go there and climb. They come to meet their climbing friends, talk & chat, eat & drink, and climb hard.

The point is, when you also go there for climbing, you will automatically have conversation with them and if you like, you can make new friends there. They can give you advices about rock climbing, where to go or even climb with you if you allow them. That’s a great experience.

Where are the outdoor walls?

Following are the artificial walls in Seoul I know. The location is marked with a 💖. If you know more places in the city, please take me there with you! 😆

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Location overview – 1-Danggogae Park, 2-Yongma Waterfall Park, 3-Ttukseom Hangang Park, 4-Eungbongsan Park, 5-Boramae Park, 6-Yeongdeungpo Stadium

1. Danggogae Park – 당고개 공원

Address: Sanggye-dong Nowon-gu Seoul

Naver Map: Link

Operating hours (from park information):
Summer weekdays: 9:00-22:00; weekend & holidays: 9:00-20:00
Winter: 9:00-18:00

Entrance fee: free of charge! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Closest subway station: Danggogae Station, Exit 3, then go straight for 5 minutes

Features: lead climbing, 15m high wall, with overhang; small bouldering wall

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Danggogae Wand 2019

2. Yongma Waterfall Park – 용마폭포공원

Address: Myeonmok-dong Jungnang-gu Seoul

Naver Map: Link

Operating hours (from park information):
Apr-Oct: weekdays: 10:00-22:00; weekend & holidays: 10:00-20:00
Nov-Mar: weekdays: 10:00-19:00; weekend & holidays: 10:00-18:00

Entrance fee: weekdays: ₩2000; weekend: ₩3000
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐ (cheap enough 😆

Closest subway station: Yongmasan Station, Exit 2, turn left, follow the the main street to the next big crossing, then turn right. You should reach the park within 10 minute walk.

Features: lead & speed climbing, 15m wall, no information about route difficulty, but very nice settings.

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Yongmasan Sport climbing stadium 2019

3. Ttukseom Hangang Park – 뚝섬한강공원

Address: Jayang-dong Gwangjin-gu Seoul

Naver Map: Link

Operating hours (from park information): April-November: 10:00-22:00

Entrance fee: free of charge! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Closest subway station: Ttukseom Park Station, Exit 3, then turn right, walk along the Hanriver. You should reach the climbing area within 5 min. walk.

Features: lead climbing, 10~14m high, also suitable for beginners

Ttukseom Park’s wall 2019

4. Eungbongsan – 응봉산 인공 암벽장

Address: Seoul, Seongdong-gu, Eungbong-dong 269-4 Beonji

Naver Map: Link

Operating hours :
April – October: weekdays: 9:30-21:00; weekend & holidays: 9:30-19:00
November – March: closed

Entrance fee: free of charge! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Closest subway station: Eungbong Station, Exit 1, then walk about 20 min to Eungbongsan park

Closest bus station: Eungbongdong Hyeondae Apartment.

Features: lead & speed climbing, 15m wall

More: check my Blog post

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Eungbongsan’s main wall

5. Boramae Park – 보라매공원

Address: 33 Yeouidaebang-ro 20-gil Dongjak-gu Seoul

Naver Map: Link

Operating hours (from park information):
Apr-Oct: 10:00-22:00; Nov-Mar: 10:00-18:0

Entrance fee: ~ to be added ~

Closest subway station: Sindaebang, Exit 4, turn right and follow the main street. You should reach the park within 10 min. walk.

Features: lead climbing, 15m wall with different materials incl. wood

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Wall in Boramae Park 2019

6. Yeongdeungpo Sport climbing stadium – 영등포 스포츠 크라이밍 경기장

Address: Seoul Yeongdeungpo-gu Dosin-ro 15-gil 11

Naver Map: Link

Operating hours: Wed.-Fri.: 12:30-21:30 (break 17:00-18:00); weekend & holidays: 10:00-19:00 (break 14:00-15:00)

Daily pass: weekdays: ₩3000; weekend: ₩4000

Closest subway station: Sindorim Station, Exit 2, then follow Naver map for about 10 min walk

Features: Lead and speed climbing, 15 m, routes between 5.9 and 5.12

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Yeongdeungpo Sport climbing stadium 2019

Happy climbing! 🧗🏻‍♀️

<Last update on April 21st 2019>

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