Have you ever been to Danggogae Park? Do you even know anyone who has? For the majority of the people living in the world, the answer to both of those questions is probably NO. However, for that small minority that has actually been to this park in northwest Seoul, they probably know that there is an artificial rock-climbing wall. And that is where our story begins...
Danggogae Park has a top-notch rock climbing wall. Although it was built in 2001, it has been well maintained. The wall is plenty wide and has a variety of angles to climb. It is great for climbers of all levels. In addition to the main wall, there is a bouldering wall located to the side. Danggogae Park's climbing wall is definitely one of the better places to climb that you will find in Seoul.
Free. (That's pretty nice.)
Summer Weekends: 9:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Summer Weekdays: 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Off-season: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Feel free to spend time bouldering. No problem.
The staff in the rock climbing office is very friendly. Although they speak only limited English, they will do their best to answer your questions.
A lot of climbers bring their tents and mats and cook up post-climb meals. There are also plenty of restaurant options close to the park. If you're in the mood for some drinks, Nowon Station has a lively feel to it.
Call 010-3710-9177 for more information.
Check out the Danggogae Park photo album to see more pictures of the area.
Where: Seoul-si, Nowon-gu, Sanggye-dong
-Line 4 - Danggogae Station (당고개역):
-Walk out of exit 3. Walk straight for 80 meters and the park will be on your right. The rock climbing wall is hard to miss. If for some strange reason you have trouble finding it, look behind the basketball courts. If you still can't find it, look inside your soul. You'll hopefully realize that you probably shouldn't be climbing on the wall, anyway.
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Originally posted May 19, 2015
Updated February 6, 2016