Rock on! Time to do some indoor climbing in Korea
published: April 28, 2018
Indoor rock climbing is a fun and fit way to forget about the foul cold winter for a while. While it does require a certain level of fitness, climbing is great for many ages. All you need to get started is the right equipment, comfortable sportswear and a positive attitude.
Indoor rock climbing requires participants to move to the top of an assembled structure utilizing many colored grips placed in varying spots along the artificial rock face. Harnesses are attached to climbers and mattresses are on the floor to ensure safety. Beginners especially are given ample instruction and support from instructors.
Sports climbing has been named an official event for the Tokyo Olympics in 2020, and its popularity has increased in turn. There is no doubt its myriad benefits, including increased concentration and strength gains, make it a great way to have fun.
– Outdoor Climbing: Located next to Dongnae Cultural Center. Call 051-550-4348 (Korean). Reservations are required. Climbers must be equipped with rock climbing shoes, harness, helmet and rope. Four hours are allowed per ticket, which cost 2,000 won for adults, 1,000 won for teenagers.
– Do Climbing: With branches in the Kyungsung University area and Sasang. Detailed information can be found at facebook.com/doclimbing and on Instagram, @doclimbinggym.
– The Power Climb: Information for their Pusan National University branch can be found on Instagram, @thepowerclimb.