Jump to content
  • Announcements

    • olyclimber

      WELCOME TO THE CASCADECLIMBERS.COM FORUMS   02/03/18

      We have upgraded to new forum software as of late last year, and it makes everything here so much better!  It is now much easier to do pretty much anything, including write Trip Reports, sell gear, schedule climbing related events, and more. There is a new reputation system that allows for positive contributors to be recognized,  it is possible to tag content with identifiers, drag and drop in images, and it is much easier to embed multimedia content from Youtube, Vimeo, and more.  In all, the site is much more user friendly, bug free, and feature rich!   Whether you're a new user or a grizzled cascadeclimbers.com veteran, we think you'll love the new forums. Enjoy!
Sign in to follow this  
ken4ord

Seoul???

Recommended Posts

Anyone been too Seoul or have any good links? I am going there in a month for a week long family trip. Won't have much time for climbing, but if there is some nearby bouldering, that would be fun. Got any suggestion for good places for brew (coffee or beer) or good eats, let's hear them.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Hey, Its been a while good to see you traveling! There is a free public climbing wall on the river in downtown seoul, with easy access via one of the city rail lines. It has been a while since I was there, so can't comment on its exact location, but it was good for a outdoor climbing wall.

I know you probably don't have time, but a hour or two from the city is a lot of really good limestone in and around Wan Ju

Some of the cleanest granite I have ever climbed on is in Sorak San national park, with a few hour approaches through monestaries in the mountains up to the 3-5 pitch white granite spires...mythical.

Hope this helps, have a great trip!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I have topos of the main climbing areas in town, Insubong and Dobungsan 3 to 7 pitch granite domes, accessible by bus and train. Namdaemun is the market with the climbing gear. email me if you want topos in english.

 

Great climbing!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Watch out for flashers at the climbing wall! I know a few folks who encountered them.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Watch out for flashers at the climbing wall!

This can be taken at least a couple of different ways... ;)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Hey, Its been a while good to see you traveling! There is a free public climbing wall on the river in downtown seoul, with easy access via one of the city rail lines. It has been a while since I was there, so can't comment on its exact location, but it was good for a outdoor climbing wall.

I know you probably don't have time, but a hour or two from the city is a lot of really good limestone in and around Wan Ju

Some of the cleanest granite I have ever climbed on is in Sorak San national park, with a few hour approaches through monestaries in the mountains up to the 3-5 pitch white granite spires...mythical.

Hope this helps, have a great trip!

 

Yeah still traveling and still wanting to get back to the PNW, but it not going anywhere, hopefully. I heard about Wan Ju and saw some pictures, it looks great, but like you said I don't think I have the time for that. It seems like there are few public walls in town and some bouldering, that is probably what I will have time for.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Watch out for flashers at the climbing wall! I know a few folks who encountered them.

 

That is funny.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

Sign in to follow this  

×