Outdoor rock climbing walls in Seoul

Maybe you can’t imagine, but Seoul is not only a huge and modern metropolis to visit as a tourist, it’s also a paradise for rock climbers. Geographically, the city is surrounded by many mountains where you can do trad or multi-pitch rock climbing. The climbing spots are easily reached by public transportation. However, it will take time to go there and sometimes the weather is too hot or cold to go to the mountain. In this case, you still can enjoy rock climbing on many artificial outdoor climbing walls in the city.

Have you tried them out yet? I’ve tried many of them. For me, these are best locations to meet and greet Korean rock climbers.

Check this post out to know where you can find them.

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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 cases, 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

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 let climb with you if you allow them. Those are great experiences.

Where are the outdoor walls in Seoul?

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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Overview of outdoor rock climbing walls – 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

Location on maps: Naver Map Kakao Map

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! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Direction: Reach Danggogae Station with Metro line 4, Take the exit 3, then go straight for 5 minutes. You can’t miss the green park with many sport facilities and a huge climbing wall on the right side.

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

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Danggogae climbing wall

2. Yongma Waterfall Park – 용마폭포공원

Address: Myeonmok-dong Jungnang-gu Seoul

Location on map: Naver Map Kakao Map

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
Sometimes the wall is closed to the public because of rock climbing competitions. But it’s a great chance to see and meet professional Korean rock climbers.

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

Direction: Take the metro line 7 to Yongmasan Station, exit through Exit 2, then turn left and 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.

Others: there are two indoor boudering rooms behind the wall. You can rent rope from the management office for a small amount of fee.

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Yongmasan sport climbing stadium

3. Ttukseom Hangang Park – 뚝섬한강공원

Address: Jayang-dong Gwangjin-gu Seoul

Location on map: Naver Map Kakao Map

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

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

Direction: Reach Ttukseom Park Station by metro line 7, then take exit 3 and 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; small bouldering wall

Ttukseom Park’s wall

4. Eungbongsan – 응봉산 인공 암벽장

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

Location on map: Naver Map Kakao Map

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

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

Direction: Take the Gyeongui line train to Eungbong Station, exit through Exit 1, then turn left and walk though the residental area about 20 min to Eungbongsan park

Closest bus station: Eungbongdong Hyeondae Apartment.

Features: lead, top-rope and speed climbing with auto-belay, 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

Location on map: Naver Map Kakao Map

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

Entrance fee: ~ to be added ~

Direction: With the metro line 2 get out at Sindaebang station, take Exit 4, then turn right and follow the main street. You should reach the park within 10 min. walk. The wall is location on the south east side of the park.

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

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Outdoor rock climbing wall in Boramae Park

6. Yeongdeungpo Sport climbing stadium – 영등포 스포츠 크라이밍 경기장

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

Location on map: Naver Map Kakao Map

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

Direction: Get out at Sindorim Station (metro line 1 and 2), Exit 2, then follow Naver or Kakao map to reach the stadium after about 10 min walk.

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

Others: rope is available for rent

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Yeongdeungpo Sport climbing stadium

Happy climbing! 🧗🏻‍♀️

More information about rock climbing in Korea can be found here.

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