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jason


Nov 2, 2008, 7:53 PM

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Re: [cyphecks] Climbing in Korea
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The trad here is really good, the sport climbing is overly crowded on weekends. And the bouldering... South Koreans havn't even caught on yet. There is some serious potential for amazing bouldering here. Basically foreigners are just developing the areas that they live near now, but there is potential all over the place. Northern SK does have good climbing, but Seoul is a polluted and overcrowded city. Busan is in the south and has amazing climbing from bouldering to trad. You can check it out further on koreaontherocks.com. You can PM me on that site with more questions. My name is choss monkey, but everyone on that site will be super helpful.

Bring as much gear as you can. The cost of living here is cheap, but the cost of luxury is not.

Oh yeah, and most people that spend one year in Seoul either hate it and leave Korea, or realize there are far better places and move to a smaller city. Not to say you can't have fun there. i still visit from time to time. The climbing is nice (it's the air and super long subway commutes that aren't) Check out Busan If you want a city that's a great hub for traveling the rest of the country and Japan, plus has good climbing. There are other nice places too. Just do your research and use more than one recruiter. Don't be afraid to turn down jobs.

here are two good links the first one has a bunch of whiney foreigners but it still has good info.

daveseslcafe.com

pusanweb.com


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