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Upcoming Events & Classes for Kids

We have some exciting events coming up for young climbers at Gravity this month!

On Saturday 28th March we host the Junior Irish Bouldering Championship, which is the biggest bouldering competition of the year for junior climbers! We're very excited to be hosting the event again this year, following a successful event in 2014. You can find out more about the JIBC here

 


 


 

 

 

Following this comp, we are going to organize a much more low-key, relaxed & informal kids comp on Sunday 29th March. This comp will be aimed at young climbers who wouldn't have enough experience to enter the JIBC; ideal for anyone who hasn't entered a comp before and wants to have a go. We'll fully explain how comps work & there will be plenty of advice & encouragement for all the competitors. 

 

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We are also enrolling for 3rd kids club for young people interested in starting NIBAS level 1. This is a beginners course, suitable for children aged 7yrs + with minimal climbing experience. The 4 week block of classes costs €40 and NIBAS registration & logbook costs €7. Contact us for more information!

Happy New Year

New Year always makes us think of doing something differently than we did last year & while New Year's resolutions mightn't always last long, it is a great time to think about getting fit or improving your climbing or achieving a goal. Here are a few things available at Gravity to help you achieve your 2015 ambitions!



 

 

 

    • If you're looking for a new sport or something a bit different to do this New Year, we can't recommend bouldering enough! It's very sociable, great fun and great for fitness too. Beginners sessions info here! If you're not sure that it's for you, feel free to drop in for a look and chat to our staff- we'll be happy to answer any questions you might have.

 

    • Did you know that we offer a super-cheap option for doing a quick session during your lunch-break? The 'hour of power' costs just €5 and is available 12-2pm weekdays and it's long enough for a warm-up & finger/ campus board session or a quick lap round one of our circuits.  Add hire shoes for €1.50. 
    • We're still offering free tea/ instant coffee to cyclists, so ditch the car & cycle to Gravity! you'll arrive nicely warmed up for your climbing & you'll be saving the planet!
    • 1:1  or small group coaching sessions could help you to identify your strengths ans weaknesses in climbing, improve your technique or make a training plan. There's  more information about 1:1 coaching here. We also offer drop in coaching on Mondays (beginners-intermediate) and Fridays (ladies only). 





Happy new year!

Gravity becomes a primary centre for NIBAS

Gravity are delighted to be Ireland's first 'primary centre' for NIBAS, offering certification for levels 1 to 4 of the scheme, starting January 2015.



NIBAS, 'National Indoor Bouldering Achievement Scheme' has been developed in the UK and has been recognized by Mountaineering Ireland, as well as by the British Mountaineering Council & Mountaineering Council of Scotland.



NIBAS is designed to provide a structured progression for complete novices through to experienced indoor boulderers. The Scheme focuses introducing new and young climbers to the skills associated with climbing on artificial climbing walls without the use of harnesses or ropes. It is open to candidates aged 7 and upwards. 



The scheme aims to help candidates to develop climbing movement skills and improve levels of ability and provides a structure for development, motivation and improved performance. It also encourages candidates to develop an understanding of climbing, it’s history and ethics and points the way to further disciplines and challenges in climbing beyond the scheme.

 
Through candidate log-books and certificates for 5 levels of achievement, from 'new boulderer' through to 'performance boulderer', NIBAS provides a record of personal achievement.



As a primary centre, Gravity will provide advice and training, including induction workshops for Course Directors and Competent Persons of aspirant Awarding Centres. We will also supply log books and certificates to Awarding centres.

You can learn more about the NIBAS scheme here



As part of the introduction of NIBAS, we will be making some exciting changes to our Kids Club sessions after Christmas, with a more structured programme and classes split by age & experience. Please contact us if your child is interested in taking part!





 

Christmas Opening times 2015

Over Christmas we'll be open as follows: 

Christmas Eve 24th Dec: 11am - 5pm
Christmas Day 25th Dec: Closed
St Stephens' Day: Closed

Friday 27th - Monday 30th: 12pm - 8pm

New Year's Eve Tuesday 31st: 11am - 5pm 
New Year's Day 1st Jan: Closed

2nd Jan- back to normal! Get in and work off those mince pies!

With the Christmas break and kids off school, please remember that as a registered climber at Gravity, you may sign in a max of 2 novice climbers (junior or adults) as your guests. 

For novices, we run instructed sessions for children and family groups priced at €12per junior/ €14 per adult, with a min charge of €50. This is for a 90 min climbing session, supervised by our instructor and includes climbing shoe hire. It's a great introduction to climbing and a great way to burn off some energy over the Christmas holiday! You must book in advance, please call reception on 01 7078585 to reserve a slot.
 
Happy Christmas!




Christmas Comp, Mince pies & Mulled Wine

On Monday 22nd December, Gravity will be getting into the Christmas spirit with a complete re-set of the comp wall and a few festive treats.



The comp will be a team event, with teams made up of 4 climbers, at least 1 female. For this comp there will be spot prizes, fancy dress and team prizes, but no individual prizes. It's all about having a laugh & getting together with your mates before Christmas! Problems will be from the font 4's (green circuit) upwards, so plenty for everyone to have a go at!



   Join the event on FB and get your team together

 

 

 

 

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