Rock Climbing in Korea

There are some great outdoor opportunities in Korea. From their 19 amazing national parks to the endless unspoilt islands to the millions of hiking trails that snake through every mountain and hill in every city and town, Korea is a great place to be outdoors.

I’ve recently come into contact with a super cool girl named Sonia who has been researching her tail off on the best rock climbing spots in the ROK for a book on the subject.

“I spent almost 8 months researching the book, living out of my car (camping, crashing with friends. . .), traveling the country. It was amazing! My first 3 years I visited all the mountain National Parks. When I returned, I added all the Coastal Parks as well. Provincial parks are really the hidden gems, though! Sununsan and Maisan (literally) rock!

Check out her site here for some ideas and tips on where to hit the rocks in South Korea.

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  1. san says:

    The best rescource for rock climbing in Korea for foreigners is a webpage called:

    For proper climbing lessons by native English speaking climbing instructors, Sanirang Alpine Networks is also a very good climbing outfitter that offers a large variety of climbing courses, programs and services. For more info on them, check out:


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