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. Unfortunately, K2 gym and the DYNO wall were closed forever 😭.
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
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
Today I’ve visited the B.Bloc Urban Climbing Gym in Gangnam with a new friend from California.
One of the reasons why I came here was Chon Jongwon – currently the 3rd best rock climber on IFSC ranking. I’ve read recently that he was supposed to be the owner or at least part owner of this gym. I wanted to check this facility out, and maybe, I could see him climbing live again. Last year, I watched the Adidas cup live in Stuttgart and was really amazed by his climbing skill. He won the 2nd place there. And other reasons were, of course, to check out new boulder challenges or styles and meet new people.