Frequently Asked Questions
What if I have never climbed before?
That is not a problem. Our taster sessions are ideal for first time climbers to experience the fun and excitement with one of our qualified instructors holding the ropes. Excellent activity for all the Family, ages 6 up.
Climbed before and want to learn
Book a private induction session and become an independent user of our gym. This session runs for about 1.5 hours in which you will learn to bottom rope Belay, use the Auto Belay devices and the Boulder wall correctly. Followed up by an assessment a week later. This fantastic sport expands ones physical and mental strength. Requires two people per booking.
What is the difference between Taster and Induction Session?
Taster session is one hour activity packed climbing session that is all about climbing as many routes as possible with one of our friendly qualified Instructors holding the ropes. It is designed for the novice/first time climber. Ideal family fun for all ages.
Induction, on the other hand, aims to teach you the basics to become an independent climber, how to use any climbing center without the need for an instructor. The Induction session covers the following: fitting a harness, tying figure of eight, learning how to belay https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Belaying , control a climbers descent, use the Auto Belay devices and how to use a boulder wall safely.
How can I register?
Read the Conditions of Use
Download and fill in the registration forms below and bring them with you.
Under 18’s must be signed for by a parent/guardian. Parent/Guardian must remain on the premises while their under 18 is climbing.
A Registration fee of €3.00 is charged on all individual registrations.
What do I need to bring?
It is best to climb in comfortable loose-fitting clothing. All the climbing equipment is supplied. Snacks and drinks are also available from our coffee shop.
What age do I need to be?
Our minimum age is 6 years old to unlimited ( presently stands at 86 years old).
Do you cater for Birthday parties, School, Club or Corporate groups?
Yes, we cater for kids parties, groups and corporate team building days. Our Parties are the best. Climbing is an ideal activity for groups and at the Dublin Climbing Center we are experts at ensuring all Groups have an action packed, fun filled climbing session.
We open from 12 midday weekdays and 10 am weekends but can open at 10 am by arrangement on weekdays and have very keen rates dependent on numbers for for Schools and other Groups. We also deliver our certified National Indoor Climbing Award Scheme (NICAS) programme to transition year students also.
Call 01 558 2800 to get are best rates.
Do you teach kids?
We run the National Indoor Climbing Awards Scheme ( NICAS) a certified instruction programme for
7 to 11/12 year old – Saturday and Sunday 10.30 am to 12.30 pm
and 12 to 17 years – Friday 6pm to 8pm
-Sunday only 10.30 am to 12.30 pm
Pre booking essential, €17 per session
From 7 years to 17 year olds the course takes the novice through basics of putting on a harness, tying into the harness, belaying and on to become an independent user of any climbing center. Made up of 5 modules, a certificate of completion is awarded as each module is finished.
What if we are not sure to start the NICAS Classes?
Extended Taster Session
For Juniors who are beginning to enjoy climbing and before you consider formal NICAS instruction, try our Kids Club Extended Taster climbing session 11am to 12.30pm Saturday. This is a preparatory step for formal instruction with some learning but lots of climbing also. This session is run whilst the NICAS junior classes are being taught, allowing juniors an opportunity to see what is going on in these classes.
Pre booking essential, €17 per session.
Do you have any special discount offers?
Yes, Wednesday evenings Beginners Night special Induction rate of €20 and each Wednesday thereafter entry including harness €10. Pre Book essential.
Thursday evenings, Ladies Night €10 entry including Harness and Shoes!
All NICAS trained junior from 14 yrs to 17yrs, entry €5 at anytime.
Stay in touch to see our various special discount offers that are posted through our Facebook page each month, Like us and Love us and we will look after you!
What are the benefits of your yearly pass?
Unlimited climbing at a very reasonable rate. Training room access.
Where are you and what are your opening hours?
We are located in Dublin 24, beside the Sth Co Council Offices just minutes from Tallaght Hospital and the Square Shopping Centre.
Our opening times are Mon – Fri 12.00 pm – 22.00 pm and Sat – Sun 10.00 am – 20.00 pm
Earlier opening from 10 am on weekdays upon request.
Click in map below for location.