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Unread 03-03-2011, 04:24 PM
rlecloux rlecloux is offline
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Smile New climber!


I have never gone climbing outdoors but am looking to start! I got really into hiking in the fall and have wanted to do something a little more challenging. Does anyone have any suggestions about how to get into the sport, or good places to learn? Are classes worth taking? Any information would be greatly appreciated!
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Unread 03-03-2011, 10:40 PM
Louise Louise is offline
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What part of Seoul are you in? Theres a good few of us scattered throughout Seoul, and chances are somebody would be able to recommend a gym close to you.

In terms of outdoors, theres lots of artificial walls around Seoul that are outdoors, that will be hit up randomly throughout the summer, so keep on eye on this board.

Once it warms up a little more, (maybe in 2 weeks), there will be groups going to real rock around the country. You'd be more than welcome to join. In terms of Seoul, there is Ganhyeon, which is 2 hours east by train and Surisan, in the very south of Seoul, which are probably 2 of the most accesible.

Best bet is to come along on one of the get togethers early on in the season, and go from there. Everybody is really chilled, and usually only happy to give back to the climbing community by helping each other out.

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Unread 03-03-2011, 10:41 PM
Louise Louise is offline
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Oh, and just seen you asked about classes. Check out Sanirang.net for more info on classes and stuff
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Unread 03-05-2011, 01:01 PM
rlecloux rlecloux is offline
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Thanks for all the info!

I live in Mok-Dong, which is in the SW part of Seoul.

It would be great to go along on a trip! I just wasn't sure if people would be willing to deal with a newcomer.

Thanks again!

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Unread 03-11-2011, 12:04 PM
pjbyrne14 pjbyrne14 is offline
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Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Anyang, Korea
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I am a newbie myself and based in Pyeongchon, Anyang-si. If you are up for a Saturday morning meetup I have a rope and there are a couple of decent places in my neck of the woods to climb.

"You have lost much poundage."
Grace Chen(Former co-worker in Taiwan)
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Unread 03-11-2011, 11:35 PM
danger danger is offline
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I'm trying to get a gym i go to do a lead climbing class of sorts in english.

If it works out ill let you guys know, i think it'll be useful since there's so much sport climbing in korea.
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