The Summer Series 2015 drew to a close last night and to wrap things up we had a lovely social evening with a BBQ, a ridiculously pumpy traverse of the comp wall and some prizes from the various rounds and the overall league thanks to our sponsors Beyond Hope, Metolius and Evolv.
It's been a great event and we've really enjoyed getting our comp wall into the spotlight! we need a few weeks to catch up with setting on some of the circuits, but you can expect a new comp wall reset around the end of the month and until then round 4 problems, plus our monster red traverse will be staying up!
Full results can be viewed here.
Some special congratulations have to go to the overall winners in the male and female categories: Shane Smith (1st) Ivan Staron (2nd) and Eddie Cooper (3rd) and Victoria Watterson (1st), Lucy Mitchell (2nd) and Sarah Campbell (3rd).
Outside of the top 3's there were also some really excellent performances! It's hard to pick out the best ones but we do have to say well done to Victoria, Lucy and Sarah- it was great to look at the scores and see so many girls in the top ten overall positions. Amy Orr placed 5th female in the last round with 136 points, a fantastic result for one of our youngest competitors. Jack Price, also a junior competitor, placed 5th in the mens. Rob Hunter casually flashed all 25 problems in round 4- impressive!
Starting from Saturday September 5th, we have a new term of 'Kids Club' classes at Gravity. These are ideal for any young climbers aged 7yrs + who want to progress in the sport. The 8 week programme will involve games and activities to improve climbing technique, opportunities to complete climbs for your NIBAS logbook and lots of fun!
Class times are as follows:
Saturday classes 10.30am-12.00pm
Will have 3 separate groups this term; NIBAS level 3’s, NIBAS level 2’s and Level 1/ drop-in.
Sunday classes 11.30am- 1.00pm
Will have 2 groups: NIBAS level 2’s and NIBAS 1/ Drop in.
Tuesday classes 3.30-5pm
1 group- NIBAS 1-2 & drop in
From the start of September, kids at NIBAS Level 1 or higher will have a new option to pay for 8 classes in a block priced at €70 or 4 classes at €40. The cost of drop-in classes will increase to €14pp as of Saturday 5th. Anyone joining the NIBAS scheme for the first time will also need to purchase a log-book, (€7).
This 8 week block of classes will finish off with another fun competition for young climbers on Sunday 1st November – more information will be available closer to the date.
Please contact us to let us know if you’ll be attending next term!
We are running kids climbing lessons throughout the summer holidays every Tuesday & Thursday 2-3.30pm. The classes can be booked in 4 week blocks or it's possible to come along for 1 week to try it out. Anyone signing up for the 4 weeks will also be able to complete the NIBAS (National Indoor Bouldering Award Scheme) level 1 and you can see more information about NIBAS here.
The classes are suitable for age 7+ and no previous experience of climbing is needed as there will be beginners and improvers groups. Places are limited, please contact us to book!
On Sunday 23rd August we will bring our Summer Camp sessions to an end with a fun, informal climbing comp for kids aged 7-15 yrs. The event will start at 10.30, with a bit of warm up and some explanation how a bouldering competition works, how the scores are added and what the rules are. Then we will get straight on to trying the problems, which will be specially set for the young climbers. There will be 3 age groups for boys and girls: 7-9's. 10-12's and 13 yrs+
Entry costs €10 (or a pre-paid class can be used).
Parents are very welcome to come along and support the young climbers!
Please contact us for more info or to enter!
Places are now available in new 'Kids Club' class on Sundays 11.30-1.00pm. This is open to young climbers who are starting off in climbing and will be working through NIBAS level 1.
NIBAS (National Indoor Climbing Award Scheme) is an achievemnt scheme for young climbers aged 7yrs upwards. It provides a progressive structure to learning to climb, and encourages young climbers to gain an awareness of safety, learn good technique and movement skills and discover more about the sport of bouldering. You can find out more about NIBAS here.
We're very happy to say that the young climbers enrolled in our Saturday & Sunday classes are going from strength to strength. Our Easter competition was a great opportunity for all the young climbers (and Mums & Dads) to get together and learn about climbing competitions, in a fun environment and with lots of support and encouragement. It also provided an opportunity for our most experienced young climbers to complete their logbooks and pass their Level 2 award. If you are aged 7yrs+ and are already an experienced climber, you may be able to join in with some of the more experienced NIBAS level 2 or 3 groups- contact us to find out more!
We are also running Kids Club throughout the summer holidays. The classes will run at 2pm-3.30 Tuesdays & Thursdays, starting Thursday 2nd June. As always, they are suitable for kids aged 7yrs - 14. There will be seperate groups based on age & climbing experience and the NIBAS scheme will be offered as part of the classes. The cost will be €47 for 4 weeks + NIBAS logbook or €12 drop-in. Please contact us for more info or to book a place!
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