This Saturday, 13th February, we host the final round of the 2015-16 Irish Bouldering League.
For many years the IBL has been the heart of Ireland's bouldering competition calendar- a friendly, relaxed and social competition, it's a great opportunity to get involved in a competiion for the first time. Rounds have already been held in various locations across Ireland & this year's series comes to a close at Gravity. You don't need to have entered any previous rounds to come along, and you enter on the day, the IBL is open to anyone aged 14yrs +. The IBL is run by the NGB for climbing in Ireland, Mountaineering Ireland. More info here
On 27th February, we host the Irish Climbing Intervarsity.
This is a 2 day event (lead climbing takes place at Awesome Walls on Sunday 28th) bringing together university climbing clubs from across Ireland. With many of our experienced competitors currently in Uni, this year's event looks set to be a great one and as a result, we have opted to have a final round in the bouldering, as well as a more relaxed qualifier, so that you can sit back and watch your teammates battle it out on the comp wall!
More info on the Intervarsities Facebook page: here
On 5th March the Irish Senior Bouldering Championship comes to Gravity
We are delighted to be once again hosting the national championship, the most prestigious event of the calendar. The SIBC follows a full IFSC format, exactly the same as an international event, with a qualification round, semi-final in which climbers have 5 minutes to attempt the problems 'on sight', followed by a final round in which they have 5 minutes to attempt the problems after a viewing. It's free to come along and watch the final!
More information on rules, format & entry here
Climbers please note that on all 3 days, while the centre will remain open to the public, there will be some disruption to normal climbing! The comp wall will be closed to everyone except competitors for all 3 events and other areas of the centre may be closed for parts of the day!
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!
Climbing starts from 6pm, with food and mulled wine from 9pm- looking forward to seeing you all!
Join the event on FB and get your team together!
That was a pretty amazing weekend!!!
Almost 200 climbers joined us for the 3rd G-Force competition and once again, the standard of climbing has gone up a notch!
This year, for the first time, we decided to expand to a 2 day event, with a 2 session qualifying round on Saturday and Semi-Final and Final Rounds on Sunday. We'll be posting up a full report, some amazing pictures and videos soon, but in the meantime, I'm sure you're all dying to know where you came, so here's the Results from the Sunday's Semi-Final & Final and from Saturday's Male Qualification & Female Qualification
Once again, thanks to all of you for taking part, to our sponsors La Sportiva, Battle Oats, Moon Climbing, Edelrid, Prana & Climbing Dojo, and to all of the following people, without whom it wouldn't have been such a huge success!
Anto, Peter & Brian (photos & film), Helen (sound), Juan, Rob & Andy (setting), Garret & Damian (BBQ) all the Gravity Staff who have worked hard all last week and over the whole weekend and all those who volunteered with judging in the Semi Final & Final rounds!
Over Christmas we'll be open as follows:
Christmas Eve Thursday 24th Dec: 11am - 5pm
Christmas Day 25th Dec: Closed
St Stephens' Day 26th Dec: Closed
Sunday 27th - Wednesday 30th: 12pm - 8pm
New Year's Eve Thursday 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.
Thanks a million to everyone who took part today-
The results from qualification are female:here
and male: here
If you've made it into semi-finals, please make sure you are in isolation at 10.30am sharp!! & check your emails for more info!
If not, please do come along and watch, cheer on the climbers and give them your support! Everyone is welcome to watch, climbing will start at 11am.
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