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아람 클라이밍 짐 Aram Climbing Gym Submitted on April 8th, 2009 by dangerflower Print
Type: Gyms Province: Gyeonggi-Do City: Anyang
Phone: (031)449-2208 / 010-3761-6811 / 019-639-8420 URL: Visit Gym's Homepage Address: 경기도 안양시 만안구 안양1동 674-193 (Gyeonggi-do, Anyang-si, Manan-gu, Anyang-1-dong, 674-193)
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Description
There is no cost per day - the owner Mr. Oh (a really nice guy) said just to stop by (maybe the first time is free?) - but membership is 70,000 per month...
The gym is open Monday-Friday from 1-11. It may be possible that if you make friends with the owner and show yourself to be respectable and trustworthy, you may be allowed to come outside of regular gym times (ex: mornings, weekends, etc...). Also, the owner and gym members regularly go to natural climbings areas, such as Seonunsan, and you would likely be able to join them.
There are a number of lovely and helpful climbers in addition to the owner. There are some young girls who are cranking super hard too (think high 5.13s...). I borrowed shoes for free when I visited, they seem to have extras for just such a purpose.
The gym is a little larger than the average indoor bouldering gyms that I've been to in Korea. The walls are about 4-5m high and a variety of angles, the holds are decent, and the problems range from beginner to advanced. There is other exercise equipment available for training and warming up. The shower rooms and gym are clean and spacious enough.


Directions
Not sure about buses, but the gym is about a 150m walk from Anyang St. There is a map on the website, which I recommend checking out, as I can't remember if the proper exit is 1 or 3. If you go out the main entrance of the subway (go down the wide set of stairs), there will be a traffic roundabout in front of you. Head down the street to your left. After about 150m, there will be a Buy the Way on your right. Turn right there and you will see the sign for the gym. It's on the second floor. (The gym is actually quite easy to find, just walk straight from Anyang St. for about 150 m/three minutes.)



Comment added by blacklotus on July 16th, 2011
Some thoughts on the description:
The size of the gym is average for a bouldering room in Gyeonggi-do / Seoul. Wals 4 - 5 meters high? Huh? More like 2.5 - 3. 오세웅 is certainly not a bad guy, but I wouldn't describe him as really nice. About the idea of making friends with him and using his facility on weekends, I can't imagine that unless you can speak decent Korean & he really likes you. Even still, that's really hard for me to imagine unless you've climbed there and known him for years. He speaks very little English. About the holds, they're cleaner than holds at many gyms, and they were selected for the purpose of training. The walls may be short, but account for the holds and angles, and this is a great little gym for intermediate to advanced climbers. But if you're not, that's OK too, as the yellow wall in the picture is vertical. Powdered chalk is not used here; only liquid. Last, this place is a little obscure (only about a dozen members? half of whom are older Korean climbers but are good people).

And a thought on directions:
Just plug that address into Google or Naver maps. It's on the second floor, above a convenience store.



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