I have kept tabs on the climbing community in Korea via a friend in Sokcho, that I visited and climbed with in 2004. I have lived, worked and climbed in Japan/Thailand/Laos for the last two years. Im looking to hunker down for a year or so in one place and make some money, if possible. I loved Korea, especially Sokcho, but jobs seem a bit more sparse there. I was hoping to get some ideas for locations to live in Korea with the best outdoor climbing. I climb 5-10-5.12. My wife climbs 5.8-5.10 (Trad or Sport, I have gear for both). A location with a gym for winter climbing/bouldering or ice climbing would be great as well. I do not want to live in Seoul. I was hoping for a smaller city, but I know that there is good climbing around Seoul, Im just not interested in Seoul/Bangkok/Tokyo type cities.
Any info would be great. My biggest problem with researching this myself is the governments new spelling changes. Towns are constantly spelled different, despite being the same place. Im sure this is easy for all of you experts, but being a "Rookie" korean traveler, its still very confusing.
Any help would be great. I have experience teaching in a variety of countries in Asia, any tips on which teaching jobs or schools to look for or STAY AWAY from would be great as well.
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if you would like to contact me outside this thread. Thank you in advance for your help! GREAT SITE, by the way!!