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 inclusive activity for all the Family, ages 6 up. Special rates for families.
Climbed before and want to learn
Book a private induction session and become an independent user of our gym. Two 1.5 hour sessions in which you will learn how to belay ( ideal for parents of juniors who are only starting to indoor wall climb), use the Auto Belay devices and proper use of the Boulder wall. 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. Be able to bring the kids without having to pre book and only pay under 18’s experienced price rate. 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 once off Registration fee of €5.00 is charged on first time coming to the Centre.
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. Our ratio 1:6 ensures all climbers get plenty of climbing in.
Corporate fun climbing sets a friendly competitive edge to the experience, nothing like challenging each other before any “Social Climbing”.
We open from 12 midday weekdays and 10 am weekends. We open early by arrangement on weekdays with keen rates, dependent on numbers, for for Schools and other Groups. Perfect activity for TY students, special rates for daytime groups. We also deliver our certified National Indoor Climbing Award Scheme (NICAS) programme for all School or Youth groups.
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 year to 17 year old juniors.
Saturday and Sunday 10.00 am to 12.00 pm & 12.30 pm to 2.30 pm
Friday 6pm to 8pm
Pre booking essential, €18 per session call 01 558 2800 to book. ( each session limited to 18 spaces)
The course takes the novice through the 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?
Pre NICAS Taster Session
For Juniors who are beginning to enjoy climbing and before you consider formal NICAS instruction, try our PRE NICAS Taster climbing session 6.00 pm to 7.30pm Monday evenings. This is a preparatory step for formal instruction with some learning but lots of climbing also. Alternatively we can teach adults to belay and then you can bring your kids at anytime without booking and for the child entry rate only.
Pre booking essential, €18 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 17 yrs completing level 2 can use the Centre at anytime for entry €6 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.