Christmas Presents & Special Offer Vouchers
Created on Friday, 06 December 2013 15:51
With Christmas fast approaching, we have a range of vouchers available and some gift ideas from the shop. Vouchers are available in various denominations. You can't purchase them online, but you can give us a call with your card details and we'll post them out for you, or of course you can pop in and purchase them here- why not stay for a climb and escape the Christmas shopping for a while?Vouchers- Christmas Specials!
Available until 19th for posting & right up till Christmas eve in the shop (for all those who like to leave it till the last minute!)Voucher €200:
A 12 visit pass to Gravity- ideal if you are climbing once a week or less.
€60 shop voucher, which would get you a nice pair of intro-level climbing shoes.
and either an induction session(if you are new to climbing) or a 1:1 coaching session if you are an improver.
- 3 months membership for unlimited use of the centre, access to our weekly drop-in coaching etc
- €70 shop voucher, which would get you a nice pair of intro-level climbing shoes
- and either an induction session(if you are new to climbing) or a 1:1 coaching session if you are an improver.
- A 12 visit pass to Gravity- ideal if you are climbing once a week or less
either a €30 shop voucher.
an induction session and a €10 shop voucher.
Shop vouchers and Wall entry vouchers for either €20 or €50 are also available.
We also have a range of items in the shop which make perfect presents for the climber in your life- you can browse our catlogue here or just call in-our staff are all happy to advise & help you choose a gift!
G-Force Report & Results
Ireland’s newest & best bouldering comp ‘G-Force’ took place at Gravity Climbing Centre, Dublin on Saturday 9th November.
Created on Friday, 15 November 2013 12:10
Check out the amazing video of the comp highlights!
At 9am, after weeks of preparation and 2 days of route-setting we opened the centre doors and G-Force kicked off. By 10am around 120 competitors were ready to go on our qualification blocs. The 25 problems were set in a circuit, hard enough to take a split for the semi-final, but easy enough to allow everyone to score and to have fun trying! Just 2 hours in, we had our first scorecard returned, from Dominic Burns, the only competitor to end the qualifying on a full 250 points. Meanwhile, everyone else continued to battle it out for a place in the semi-final or just to enjoy trying the problems with their team-mates.
The semi kicked off in the early afternoon, with 16 Men & 16 Women going through. Competitors had 4 blocs to climb, courtesy of setting team Percy Bishton, Andy Long and Juan O’Raw. For this round, the ladies started on the right hand end of the wall, with a crimpy & technical problem, before moving into the steep middle section for problems 2 and 3 and back onto a technical slab to finish. The mens first 3 problems tacked the steep wall, with a mantle on the slab to finish. There were many excellent performances but only 6 from each category could go through to the final. In the Mens category Dominic Burns qualified in 1st place with 4 tops & Nathan Philips was just behind him with 3. For Ciaran Scanlon, Daragh O'Connor, Eddie Barbour & Ronan Browner, 2 tops secured them a place in the final. In the Womens category, Rachel Carr and Lucy Mitchell both topped all 4 problems, while Claire Comiskey, Michelle O'Loughlin & Lara Manzanares all completed 2. Naomi Sturdy also secured a place with a top & 3 bonuses. There were also some excellent performances from those who narrowly missed the final and who may very well be in thr running next year!
After the semi, there were a few hours of respite for the finalists as we tucked into the BBQ and the comp wall was re-set for the final. Competitors all got their goody bags, courtesy of Edelrid, Wild Country, Beyond Hope & Beta Climbing Designs. At 7pm, our finalists lined up and started their observation of the final problems, the crowd cheered and the DJ cranked up the volume. It was clear that there were a few nerves, especially for those who weren’t accustomed to climbing in front of a crowd of this size (and volume!) but as soon as the final was underway the nerves were forgotten.
Ronan Browner kicked off the final with a stunning flash of the slab, but as things got more powerful in the steep section of the comp wall Nathan and Dominic really started to come into their own. Rachel Carr clinched victory in the Women’s with a flash on problem 3, but the battle for 2nd and 3rd saw stunning displays of climbing and tenacity from all the girls, right down to the last problem. The final results were Rachel Carr, Michelle O’Loughlin and Lucy Mitchell, 1st, 2nd & 3rd in the Female category and Nathan Phillips, Dominic Burns and Eddie Barbour in the Men’s.
G-Force was a great day and we hope it’s the start of an annual event that will take the standard of competition climbing in Ireland up a notch. Gravity would like to thank all those who helped make it a success, including sponsors Edelrid, Wild Country & Red Chilli, Beyond Hope, Metolius & Evolv & Berghaus. Also huge thank-you all those who assisted with the judging, especially Graeme Alderson, and to Bru from Le Cercle productions, who will be releasing a video of the comp highlights soon!
You can view the full results here
Pictures courtesy of Brian Geissel.