Christmas presents for climbers!

We have some great ideas for Christmas presents for climbers and some special offers too! 

The shop has a great range of climbing shoes, clothing and accessories, bouldering mats, fingerboards and books. We also have great stocking fillers like books, climb-on, brushes, chalk and tape.

If you really don't know what to choose, vouchers are also available, for both memberships and our shop- we can even post them to you! We recommend looking at our memberships and passes here, but other options are also  available- e.g. 3 visits, or an introduction session or 1:1 coaching session. Just get in touch on 01 7078585 or email us: gravityclimbingcentre@gmail.com!

The last day for posting vouchers is the 20th December, so please get in touch before noon that day if you want us to post your voucher, otherwise they can be collected in Gravity!

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Kids Club- extra sessions for the school holidays!

We are running some extra 'Kids Club' sessions during the summer break. These are suitable for kids aged 7+ who want to either try out bouldering or to improve their level. Since our weekend kids clubs are now fully booked, these are a great way to get started!

Classes need to be booked in advance & the cost is €40 for 4 sessions, which can be used on any of the scheduled classes. We also recommend that young climbers join the NIBAS scheme (€7) so that they can log their climbs and see their progress, as well as working towards their level 1, 2 or 3 certificates.

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Summer Series 2017

A fun, informal competition series to keep you motivated over the summer!

For each round we will set 25 problems on the competition wall, ranging from easy (font 4's /green circuit) to hard.

Each round lasts just under 3 weeks and you can try the prolems as many times as you like.

You score 10 points for completing a problem on your first attempt, 7 for completing it on your second, 4 for your third and 2 for any attempt after that. You can try the problems at any time over the round, you just need to get a buddy to initial your card each time you complete a problem.

In each round, 2 problems will be marked 'men's cash problem' and 'women's cash problem' if you complete these you'll go into a draw for €25.

Rounds dates are:
22nd June - 11th July
13th July - 1st August
3rd August - 22nd August
24th August - 12th September

Each round will kick off at 6pm & to go into the cash problem draw, you must hand your crad in by 10pm on the last day of the round.

New! Youth drop-in Session

From next Tuesday, 13th September, we'll be trying out a new drop-in coaching session for young climbers aged 14+. This will be a good opportunity for young climbers who are already registered at Gravity to climb together, with a little bit of advice and encouragement from our coaches thrown in for free! It'll also be a chance for beginners aged 14- 18 to try out climbing and work towards independent climbing at Gravity over a couple of weeks. Contact us for more info!

 Youth drop-in will run weekly on Tuesday evenings from 6-8pm. Please contact us in advance if you're not already registered to climb independently at Gravity

G Force 2017

After much consideration, we have decided to change the date of G-Force to become a spring event, which we hope will benefit those who are interested in National & International competition, as well as fitting in after a winter training season. We hope the change of date hasn't caused any inconvenience and we hope that you'll join us in Spring 2017 instead!

G Force 2017 will be a massive 2 day comp, with qualification on Saturday 25th February & Semi-finals and finals on Sunday 26th February. 

Qualification takes place over 2 session on the Saturday and is a pretty relaxed affair- competitors mark their own card, there are no judges and no isolation. There are 25 problems to have a go at, ranging from font 5's to 7c and you have roughly 3 hours to climb. You can enter individually or as a team of 4 and there are prizes for the highest scoring teams.

Following the qualification round, the top 20 male and top 20 female competitors will progress to the semi-final, which takes place on Sunday morning. The semi final follows the IFSC format, 5 minutes to try the problems followed by 5 mins rest. It's a tough round and a great show for spectators! After this we'll be having a few hours break and a BBQ, while the setting team change over the wall in preparation for the final.

 G Force culminates on Sunday evening with this stunning display of climbing- the top 6 men and women batting it out for a €500 cash first prize! Last year, the final brought you some amazing climbing, with local talent and visiting starts giving it 100% effort!

If you haven't seen it already, check out the 2015 highlights film here: https://vimeo.com/175395000?ref=fb-share&1

 To join the 2016 event page on Facebook click here & keep any eye out for tickets on sale soon!

 

New Kids area open!

Created on Monday, 30 May 2016 14:07

We have made some improvements to our kids area, with extra tunnels and slides and some more climbing surface, as well as fresh new paint and a complete re-set of the holds. So far, everyone seems very happy with the results. 

If you and your kids are new to climbing, contact us about supervision inductions and kids classes. A supervision induction allows a parent to supervise a maximum 2 kids at Gravity, takes about 15 minutes and costs €5. 

Our weekly kids club classes run on Saturdays and Sundays and for the summer holidays on Tuesday and Wednesday afternoons too. The classes last 90 minutes and are fully supervised by our instructors. The cost is €14 for a drop-in or €40 for 4 sessions. Contact us to book!

Summer Series 2016

Created on Monday, 11 July 2016 08:52

Our summer series kicks off this week, with the first of 4 rounds running between now and September. In each round you have 2 weeks to complete the problems on our comp wall, keeping track of your scores as you go. At the end of the round you'll need to hand you card in to be in with a chance at a league prize.

 The Summer Series is a really relaxed, low-pressure format and the problems are from font 4's (about the level of our green circuit) upwards. For each problem you'll need to record whether you get to the top on your, first, second or third try or on any subsequent attempt. If you've never entered a comp before it's an ideal one to start with!

 Round 1 will be set this Thursday an will be ready to start at 6pm. You'll be able to try the problems until closing time next Tuesday, then they'll be stripped off on Wednesday morning and reset on Thursday 28th, ready for round 2.