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Sector-B bouldering & Shop Submitted on November 21st, 2014 by espinado5150 Print
Type: Gyms Province: Gyeonggi-Do City: Seoul
Phone: 02-6264-6911 URL: Visit Gym's Homepage Address: 금천구 독산1동 143-8, Seoul, Korea
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I've climbed in various gyms in NJ, NY, CA
This must be one of the best bouldering gyms ever!

- Cost: KRW 25,000 per day(weekend), 20,000(weekday). Check out their FB or website for monthly membership and class schedule

- Opening hours: close at 11PM. I see some people hang out even after operating hours.

- Staff: routesetter Mr. Kim is an internationally well-known routesetter and strong climber also. He knows how to set the bouldering routes using lots of volume and sloper holds to make you excited. He speaks good English and provides spotting for your highball trial and beta for your project. I know he also offers class for beginner or intermediate level of climbers for better climbing.

- Vibe: this gym is one of the most friendly gyms ever!. Bouldering is better for camaraderie by spotting and sharing beta than route climbing gym, especially usual climbing gym for endurance in Korea

- size: it has 3 showerrooms, plenty of cabinets, gx room for stretching, yoga or core exercise. also manager here is roadbike fanatic so he has indoor bicycle traininer which can help you slim down!

- height: height of wall looks higher than in other gyms that you've been in Korea because wall is definitely higher(about 4.5m) however, probs here have top-out moves so that the wall's height looks taller because of high ceiling! Top out move is safe and easy. It just gives you the feeling of topping out in real boulder. It has extra gigantic size of crashpads which can reduce your falling distance! just don't be freaked out by the height.

- Rental: Sector b has all line for rental for climbing. Shoes, Chalk bucket

- etc: this gym doesn't have many pro douches. so you will not get embarassed by pro-ish climbers who focus on endurance training hanging on the wall forever. This gym is for fun bouldering which you are looking for!

- holds: manager regularly washes holds very cleanly so you won't see any black rubber stained holds here. Owner invested alot to get various type of holds. I recognized it has Element, Soill, Teknik, and other European brands which I've never touched before.

- wall: it has 80 degree slab(awesome!!), vertical and overhang!

- it has own facebook page. check out "sector-b"

you can find directions from naver map easily.

15 mins of walking from exit #1, Guro digital complex, Greenline.

Comment added by chersland on June 2nd, 2015
This is definitely one of the best bouldering gyms in Seoul. Clean gym, clean holds, plenty of friction both on the holds and on the walls. Routes are changed regularly, and the best thing: you can top out most of the routes! Definitely a pleasant change from all the other basement gyms with slick, old holds.

I highly recommend this gym, even though it's slightly further away from the city center than some of the other gyms. Still pretty central though, and even on the green subway line!

Comment added by AG_2012 on June 10th, 2016

Only downside was I came in while they were route setting but the guy did ask me if I was ok with it prior to paying. Overall the gym was clean and the holds were well kept. I would recommend this gym to everyone.

It was also only 15,000 for a weekday pass.

Comment added by sumergo on January 2nd, 2017
I climb here 3-4 times a week. The facilities are great, the routes are challenging and changed often, and members are all welcoming and friendly. However, the owner (Mr. Kim) has an abrasive personality and is very moody to boot.

I think this it is worth dealing with for the quality of everything, but it can feel like he is not a welcoming person at first. Luckily, many long-time members are more than willing to help out newcomers seeking advice, and he just hired someone to help out that is very friendly and a strong climber as well.

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