Wondering where to go on your next ice-climbing trip. . . well, probably off your radar, Korea is the ice mecca of Asia! The guys are gung-ho climbers. Seoraksan, arguably the country's most beautiful National Park, hosts an annual ice climbing festival (at one of their more prominent multi=-pitch falls). Last year they hosted and International Climbing Festival.

In 1998, Chung Seong-kwan came in a surprising 2nd at the X Games, and many Koreans have become competitive, including women like Go Mi-young. Though the season is short (late Dec-Feb or maybe early March), you'll find the locals dry-tooling year round on certain crags, and even in the gyms come November.

Seoul boasts the tallest indoor ice gym, O2 World, at 20 meters. No wind, and if you get cold, you can step outside this giant freezer and get a coffee!

There are many natural areas to climb, some with anchors and some with mixed routes. There are also many accessible, well maintained manufactured ice-parks with amenities from food to restrooms to topropes!

Cheap accomodations, friendly expats and locals, and reasonable flights in the off-season. . . maybe you should consider. . .:)

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Posted by 9b on March 1, 2013 at 4:00pm 0 Comments

27cragsclimbervoice8a and many others are amazing sites, but sometimes, expecially if you worked a lot to envision, bolt, clean routes or boulders, you want to monetize a little your efforts.

9b can help you in this aim.


As you can see here, in 9b there are many " topo groups ".


You can add a discussion in every "topo group".

In your discussion you can edit and publish your own climbing topoguide, as a "paywall", a "destination page", requiring climbers their payment by credit card or paypal to access and read, even on SMARTPHONES (iphones, android phones, ...)


After having paid, climbers can see, save and print your climbing topoguide.


In this discussion you can add:


1) PHOTOS regarding one specific SECTOR (of routes or bouldering, dws lines)


a) "PHOTO topo":

It's very easy to edit a photo topo:

- upload a photo of a rock in a topo group discussion

- drawn the lines

- write names and grades (an example…



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