It’s been a long time since my last post about bouldering gyms in Seoul. One reason for that is, during the good-weather time I prefer to spend much more time for sport climbing. The other reason is, there are too many small gyms around Seoul now. It’s impossible to write about all and for me, not all of them worth mentioning. But lately I’ve visited the Climbing Park in Gangnam.
I think I’ve found my new favorite gym!
How to find the Climbing Park?
Address: Climbing Park, 468 Gangnam-daero Gangnam-gu Seoul, B3
Naver Map: Link
Closest subway station: Sinnonhyeon Station (Metro Line9), Exit 5
The gym is located in the Chungnim building, on B3 floor.
Operation hours: Mon.-Fri. 7:00~23:00; Sat.-Sun.: 10:00~20:00 – if you want to climb before going to work, this gym would be perfect for you 😉.
Entrance fee: Day pass: 20.000₩; monthly pass:100.000₩; 10-time-pass: 160.000₩ (valid for 6 months)
More information: Home page of Climbing Park (only in Korean)
How is the facility?
Der Climbing Park was newly opened in May 2019. All rooms are very clean, tidy, and you can still smell the painting color when enter.
Mr. Kim, the owner of Climbing Park is very friendly and can speak English. He also gives additional classes, if you need any.
Here you will find everything you need: changing and shower room with lockers, a relaxing stretching room, hanging board and other power training equipment. You can also rent or buy shoes as well as chalk.
How is the route setting?
The gym features three bouldering walls, each 4.5~5m high. Route setting is very interesting with various difficulties and styles. The starting point of a route as well as its difficulties is marked by the tape colors.
Moreover, there are tow traverse walls for class and endurance training.
Due to Mr. Kim, the route settings here will be changed biweekly on Friday. So you’ll never get bored.
I also notice that there are many dyno-bouldering problems in this gym. If you enjoy dyno-climbing, it’s a must to go here.
Location: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ – in the center of Seoul, easy to reach with metro.
Price: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ – day pass 20.000₩, comparable with other gyms.
Staff: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ – Everyone at Climbing Park is very kind and supportive. Mr. Kim can speak English well. Other staff can speak less English, but you can still get what you need.
Facility: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ – tidy and clean.
Route settings: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ – super fun boulder problems, which change every 2 weeks. Many dyno routes.
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