매드짐 (Mad Gym) View Full Version of 매드짐 (Mad Gym)

Province Name: Gyeonggi-Do
City Name: Seoul
Type of Area: Gyms

Description
Mad Gym Sport Climbing is a relatively new gym in 금천구 / Geumcheon-gu. The head instructor is 김인경 / Kim In Kyeong.

This gym has more space dedicated to bouldering, but the circuit routes are maybe a little more popular. On some nights, half the gym is closed for coached training sessions.

Mad Gym is somewhat unique in that both its instructors (김인경 & 문지연) are female. Both have many years of diverse climbing experience. 김인경 also speaks pretty good English and is stronger than the vast majority of male climbers (anywhere).

There's plenty of intensity among the climbers, but the atmosphere here is friendly and enjoyable. I would even say, the most friendly & fun of all gyms I've been to in Seoul / Gyeonggi.

Rental shoes are available.

Hours:
M-F: close 11pm
Saturday: 2 - 6pm [January & February only]
Sundays and Holidays: closed

Directions
First, find it on the map.

From 독산역 / Doksan Station, walk a few blocks past a school on your left. When you come to a pharmacy (약) on your left, turn left. You'll see the gym on your right, just across the way from Yoon's English Academy.

A multitude of bus lines run along 시흥대로 just to the east. Get off at the 말뫼고개 stop.

More Comments
Comment added by blacklotus on February 3rd, 2012
Routes and boulders are being set frequently these days. New setting is making more use of screw-on holds. Most Korean gyms lack screw-on holds, but they're key to simulating rock. So it's good to see.

Comment added by blacklotus on July 30th, 2012
During most weekday evenings the gym is used for climbing & fitness classes. These days, it's more like a climbing academy than a gym.

Comment added by blacklotus on July 15th, 2013
Currently, Fridays are open-gym (no classes)

Comment added by blacklotus on August 6th, 2013
For now, the gym is used every night primarily for classes from 8 - 11. If you visit before the classes, few people will be here, so the walls will be very free.

Comment added by Scotthilde on September 12th, 2013
I just tried to go here this morning and it looks like this place either just got torn down or major renivations are happening. :/

Comment added by pplvee on January 6th, 2014
Anyone know if this place is open? Thinking of checking it out sometime soon, not sure if the above comment is accurate and/or current as of today. Thanks!

Comment added by Mohlemite on March 17th, 2014
The gym still exists but it has changed locations. Someone who is familiar with the area should post updated directions to the address on the mad gym website.

Comment added by MartinKS on November 22nd, 2014
Directions:
http://cafe.naver.com/sportclimbing.cafe?iframe_url=/ArticleRead.nhn%3Fclubid=13397642%26page=1%26menuid=1%26boardtype=L%26articleid=4874%26referrerAllArticles=false
Here is the place now:

Mad Jym Directions
Take Subway Line 7 and get off at Cheolsan Station
Cheolsan Station Take the first exit, in front of a bus stop
take a bus number 3.
Past nine stations.
get off at the GWANG MYEONG post office.
Across electronics store, next to nokwon Topia (15 floor building) 5 floor Mad Jym.

POST OFFICE = WOO CHE KOOK

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Comment added by MartinKS on November 22nd, 2014
I uplouded a map.