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 and up.
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. Strictly two people per booking.
What if I don’t have a second person who wants to learn with me?
On Wednesday evenings we run a Beginners Night where we partner people up who might not have a friend who’s willing to learn with them. They run from 7pm until 9pm at a cost of €30 per class. Two lessons are required and pre-booking is essential.
What is the difference between a taster and an induction session?
Taster session: one hour activity packed climbing session that is all about climbing as many routes as possible with one of our friendly and qualified instructors holding the ropes. It is designed for the novice/first time climber. Ideal family fun, age 6 and up.
Induction: two 1.5 hour sessions where we teach you how to become an independent climber. The sessions cover 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. Inductions are only for over 18s.
How can I register?
If this is your first visit to the centre you can speed up the process by clicking the appropriate link below to read the terms and conditions and to fill out your details.
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. All newly registered climbers must undertake a brief belay test.
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 is the minimum age?
Our minimum age is 6 years old to unlimited (presently stands at 86 years old).
Do you cater for birthday parties, schools, clubs or corporate groups?
Yes, we cater for kids parties, groups and corporate team building days. 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 of 1 instructor to 6 people climbing ensures everyone gets plenty of climbing in.
Corporate team building climbing sets a friendly competitive edge to the experience, nothing like challenging each other.
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) Monthly Memberships available €60 pm which included’s all classes.
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.
If your child is interested in learning to Rock climb they must complete a Pre NICAS class, see below.
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 open climbing session 6.00 pm to 7.30pm Monday evenings or can be privately booked for at any time. 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, on Wednesday evenings we run a Beginners Night for people special Induction rate of €25 and each Wednesday thereafter entry including harness €12.00. Pre Book essential.
Thursday evenings, Ladies Night €12 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 rope climbing, bouldering and training room access.
Where are you located?
We are located in Dublin 24, beside the South Dublin Co. Council Offices just minutes from Tallaght Hospital and the Square Shopping Centre.
What are your opening hours?
Our opening times are Mon – Thurs 11am to 22.00 pm, 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.