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.
There are not so many options to survive the winter in Seoul for rock climbers. I mean, while boulder gyms seem to be easy to find, in door rock climbing walls can rarely be found in the city. Currently only the Dyno Wall and K2 are on the list. And unfortunately, K2 gym will be closed forever from 2019 February 28th 😭.
However, if you don’t mind to go to Incheon, I have another good option for you: the Discovery Climbing Square (DCS ICN).
The first snow has come to Seoul. That means the outdoor rock climbing season is over. In order to be stronger even during the winter, you can go to indoor climbing gyms. Beside the DYNO Wall by The North Face, in Seoul you can also visit K2 Climbing & Fitness (K2 C&F).
I have checked it out recently and I have to say, it’s an awesome climbing gym.
How to find it?
Operating hours: Weekdays 9:00~23:00; Saturday: 9:00~21:00; Sunday and holidays: 9:00~18:00
Fee: day pass: 40.000₩; monthly pass: 100.000₩
Address: K2 Sport climbing center, Seongsu-dong 2(i)-ga 277-70 Seongdong-gu Seoul
It’s again time to climb outdoor, since the weather gets much cooler but not yet cold. If you live in Seoul but don’t have time to go to the mountain for climbing, try to visit one of some artificial rock walls in Seoul, for example in Eungbongsan Rock Park.
Closest subway station: Eungbong, Exit 1, then about 20 min walk uphill.
If you don’t want to walk far, you can reach the park at best by bus. The closest bus stop is “Eungbongdong Hyeondae Apartment”.
Since Seoul’s summer is always too hot, humid or rainy, it’s not advisable to go for out door climbing here. But you can try out one of the indoor climbing facilities in the city, for example the DYNO Wall by The North Face (TNF) in Gangbuk district. Climbing and bouldering, both are possible here.
How to find it?
Address: NorthFace Outdoor Culture Center;
356 Dobong-ro Gangbuk-gu Seoul