hello, I'm New! need Beta! (seoul)
I am new. I have been here for one month, still acclimating. I am a visiting professor of dance (one-year stay) at SungKyunKwan Univ. I am from Virginia and have been climbing for about 7 years. I usually sport climb but can follow Trad. I am a pretty moderate climber, 5.8s and 9s---10's and the very occasional 11 on top rope. The only thing I have climbed since I have been here is the building I live in as it has a curfew and I got locked out and I was determined not to sleep in a DVD room.
I mistakenly did not pack any gear when I moved here, but maybe in two weeks I will have my shoes, harness, atc, and some draws (boyfriend is mailing to me)...the only thing I have with me is a pair of five tennie approach shoes so I could go bouldering possibly...I saw on one post that it is possible to buy shoes, harness, etc in dongdaemun? is this true, if so where? I have been there a couple of times and haven't seen any climbing stores...
I am looking for some new friends to show me around the climbing areas and let me tag along. Like I said I am a moderate climber. I usually lead 5.8, 5.9 sport climbs and I haven't been climbing in about 4 months. Also, I would love to meet people at climbing gyms too!
I work Monday through Thursday and always have Fri-Sun off!
Thanks for any responses,