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Ace Climbing center Submitted on July 27th, 2005 by wandering Print
Type: Gyms Province: Gyeonggi-Do City: Seoul
Phone: unavailable URL: Visit Gym's Homepage Address: Daerim
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Basement Gym with cut out in the roof with some short lead or top rope problems. It has a cave in the center and most of the walls are overhung, but there is a "beginner" area. The people are nice and some of them speak a little english. I've seen everything from beginner lessons to a core of very strong regulars who justify the overhung conditions. There variety of training gear, from weights to fingerboards, though much of it is hung upside down or on inclines. It gets VERY hot in here in the summer months.

Coaching is available for an extra 20,000won or so and may be worth it especially if you're a beginner(there is an english speaking lady who works here). Lockers are also available for a small fee, and there is a shower room!

There is a great community here and all in all it's a good place to climb.

Go to Daerim station, leave exit 11 and procede until you come to your first major intersection(it's big and has signs).
Cross it and turn right. Continue for about 200m until you pass an office supply store on your left 드림디포(Dream Depot), Ace is the next pair of glass doors on your left, in the basement.

You'll see climbing graphics on the glass, and an "Ace" Sign above the door.

See Map images for details.

Comment added by skinsk on November 29th, 2005
Ace Climbing Center
Yeongdeumpo-Gu, Daerim-1 dong
700-5 Gaepung Building
Choi Nam Seon: 02) 836-8848

Comment added by skinsk on December 8th, 2005

Comment added by nickbedell83 on December 2nd, 2006
the directions are right on. found it very easily.

Comment added by nickbedell83 on December 5th, 2006
the gym is open monday - friday 2pm to 11pm. very nice people. they came right to the door and helped us. we ran into K, and she was very helpful and very polite. she went out of her way to make us feel welcomed. small gym. all the problems are 25 move problems though. i dont know if this is commen with all gyms(getting the most out of the room). Good gym, very welcomeing atmosphere.

Comment added by choss monkey on January 17th, 2008
i was a member of this gym when i lived in seoul. the variety of holds is good, the climbers are strong, and ace has a great group of people that climb there regularly. they take trips a lot (thailand in the winter), and the owner is a really great guy (choi nam seon). he's the guy with the pony tail. they have small comps for members from time to time. nothing too serious, everyone is just there to have fun. they also have a cool gym cat to really make it feel like home.

Comment added by Murdog83 on March 15th, 2009
The local climbers are very strong and very friendly. If you ask they will be happy to let you work with them on the problems they make up(untaped).

Comment added by danger on February 13th, 2011
New Website Address:

Comment added by adamduchac on November 4th, 2012
The membership fees have changed over the years and are as follows:

1 month: 80,000
3 month: 10% discount on monthly rate
Drop-in: 10,000

Everyone's super friendly and they set new routes frequently. Definitely a good gym to have in the Mokdong area.

Comment added by blacklotus on December 14th, 2012
Gym address: 서울 영등포구 대림동 700-5번지 개풍빌딩 지하1층

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