Sanirang Alpine Networks‚ will begin the second Climbing School Program of the season Sunday, April 22 ~ May 20‚ 2012. The climbing school meets every Sunday at an outdoor artificial wall facility the first week followed by four consecutive weeks in Bukhansan National Par…k. The final week is topped off with a summit graduation climb to the top of Insu Peak on the fifth and final week. All are welcome to join. This program is for those completely new to climbing or those who already have done some climbing and would either like to review or learn more. To get a better idea of what to expect, you can view pictures via: www.sanirang.net/climbing-school-galleries.
The sessions include learning basic rock climbing skills on slab‚ crack and face. Technical skills learned are the basic principles behind climbing safety‚ knots‚ top-rope belaying‚ abseiling and very basic technical multi-pitch skills. The course is designed to learn and practice the fundamentals of climbing in a friendly, safe and laid-back environment. The course also gears clients up for the final multi-pitch climb to the top of Insu Peak via different routes in the final outing. In total‚ the five week climbing school program covers all skills up to the SAN Beginner Course and touches on the very basic aspects and skills of the Multi Pitch Course.
Camping is required for the summit climb for all participants due to sunrise start times in order to avoid climbing traffic. Camping will also be offered each Saturday evening by the third week and will typically meet at the Ui Sports climbing shop at 6:30 p.m. After every Sunday climbing clinic‚ all are welcome to join together for delicious Korean food and beer and the final graduation summit climb will be followed by graduation Dutch-pay dinner/beer ceremony where each participant will get a free SAN t-shirt and climbing school certificate of completion.
Please note that our on-line event postings are poor indicators of how many participants have actually paid to sign up. To learn more, please directly contact us at email@example.com or visit our homepage with plenty of previous climbnig school pics here: http://sanirang.net/climbing-school-galleries/.
11th SAN Beginner Climbing School Tentative Itinerary
WEEK 1 – Artificial Climbing Facility: Intro to Gear‚ Crag Safety‚ Ropework‚ Basic TR Belay, Sport Climbing Techniques.
April 22, 2012 – Daechi Outdoor Athletic Facility, Samsung Station, Line #2, Exit #1 @9:00 a.m.
SAN Climbing Gear
Sanirang Alpine Networks understands how difficult buying gear in Korea can be. We also understand how expensive the necessary basic gear can be in order to learn how to climb, so because of this, SAN rents all of the necessary gear required to join the Climbing School from head to toe at the cheap and reasonable rate of 5,000KRW per gear. Necessary gear includes: helmet, climbing slippers, harness, and belaying device set for 15,000KRW for everything. Sleeping bags may also be rented for 15,000KRW per night for the camping graduation climb. All clients are encouraged to bring their own gear or buy their own gear!
Rain or Shine Policy
Location and routes are tentative and subject to change depending on weather conditions‚ climbing traffic and other factors. Sessions are never cancelled; however‚ in the event of deteriorating or very poor weather conditions and SAN deems the conditions to be unsafe‚ a pleasant day hike along one of the many hiking tracks in the BukHanSan National Park or a technical skills workshop indoors will be held at an indoor climbing or bouldering gym where additional bouldering and sport climbing techniques and skills will be taught.
An initial non-refundable 50% deposit or 192,500KRW is required to reserve a spot. Cancellations must be made one week prior to the start date of the intended and scheduled climbing school program in order to receive a complete transfer refund; otherwise, the deposit is completely forfeited to SAN. In the event that a full-payment of deposit has been made and the participant cancels within the week of the first scheduled climbing school session, 50% of their full payment deposit will be forfeited and the remaining 50% will be refunded via transfer. Pro-rated rates and refunds are not rewarded for the climbing school program in the event that the participant knowingly or unknowingly misses any one of the scheduled outings
*Insurance coverage is inclusive and applies to all courses, guided climbs and climbing school programs.
**Late-comers are welcome to join as late as the second week of instruction; however‚ there is no pro-rated discount from the original course cost and deposits are due no later than Wednesday before the intended Sunday of joining up as late as the second Sunday session. The cost remains 385‚000KRW. Despite joining late‚ the remaining sessions allow plenty of time to make up for the skills missed in the first session. For more information on this‚ please contact SAN directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Registration & Payment Confirmation
The climbing school program costs only 385‚000KRW per client of which the 10% Korean VAT has been already calculated as part of the payment. Participants may pay via Paypal or the SAN Hana Bank account. For those paying via Paypal, the difference in current exchange rates is not calculated(eg. 385,000KRW =385.00USD). We strongly encourage clients to make all deposits via the Korean banking systems. The deadline for payment and registration is on Thursday, April 19th and a maximum of only 12 students may join. The school requires a minimum of six clients to commence and if this is not reached, a complete refund will be made. For more questions about payment options, please read our FAQ’s link here: http://sanirang.net/faqs/ or contact us directly at email@example.com. For more information on the climbing school, please visit this link: http://sanirang.net/programs/rock-climbing-school/ or contact SAN directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Direct payments can be made to the following account:
Bank Name: Hana Bank
Account Number: 476-910014-63204
Account Holder: ㈜산이랑알파인넷웍스(Sanirang Alpine Networks LCC)
Once SAN has confirmed your payment‚ a tentative itinerary will be sent to you along with a request to fill out our registration form here:
This form is also for your benefit in the very unlikely event of a mishap or injury‚ SAN asks clients for the following specific information in order to process a temporary insurance policy. SAN is not only one of the few climbing outfitters in the world that insures clients‚ but also includes coverage as part of the original payment. SAN reserves the right to refuse service to any client who does not provide us the information:
Fees : 385,000KRW OR 385.00USD