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
We're already starting to look forward to G Force 2016. Last year's event was a brilliant weekend, packed full of climbing and craic, and with some inspiring performances from the competitors. With over 200 competitors it's a huge event with a fantastic atmosphere and it's getting bigger every year!
G Force 2016 will be a massive 2 day comp, with qualification on Saturday 12th November & Semi-finals and finals on Sunday 13th November.
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!
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!
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.
For the Summer holidays, we have added 2 kids club sessions each week, starting 5th July and running throughout the summer.
The classes are suitable for any young climbers who have attended weekend kids club sessions and for beginners who want to try out climbing. The minimum age to attend is 7yrs. All classes are supervised by our instructors, so please let us know in advance that you are coming, as we have maximum numbers in each group!
If these times don't suit, other options might be available- small group sessions/ families can climb with an instructor for a 90 minute intro session for a cost of €14/ adult or €12/junior, (with a minimum charge of €50) and for smaller groups and younger kids, a supervision induction might be suitable. Give us a call and we will find something to suit you!
For more information or to book a place at Summer Kids Club, please contact us on tel: 01 707 8585
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