Province Name: Gyeonggi-Do
City Name: Seoul
Type of Area: Gyms
This bouldering gym opened about 6 months ago but still looks brand new. They obviously go to great lengths to keep this place clean and tidy. It seems to be very welcoming and pleasant and there are always a few high level climbers hanging around ready to give you a challenge.
The owner is really passionate about climbing and speaks good english (he regularly goes climbing on the mountains on the weekends and will invite anyone who's eager to join) and the manager also speaks English well so you won't have to worry about making yourself understood. Alot of beginner climbers come here so they have routes ranging from 5.6 to 5.10a and then they have the bad boy routes going from 5.10b to about 5.12b. The routes are changed regularly.
The gym isn't the biggest but it's always immaculate and has a nice, laid back atmosphere. The showers are nice and clean and there are towels and free tea and coffee!
15,000 a day
90,000 a month
250,000 for three months
900,000 for a year
Shoe rental is 3,000 a day
The gym is right next to Gangnam-gu Office Subway (Line 7) (강남구청).
When you get there, go out of exit 3, up a couple of escalators. On the right there will be a big building, I don't know the name but on the 1st floor (or ground floor to Europeans) is an 'Artisee' cafe. You need to walk around this building to the other side. Opposite is a 7 Eleven and a couple of little cafes. On the corner of the 7 Eleven is a small alley and the first door on your right is the entrance to the gym. It's on the 4th floor. From outside the building, if you look up you will see the gym's sign (헤라 스포츠 클라이밍) and also another sign for hot yoga (핫요가) which is on the third floor.