Bouldering is an excellent activity for young people; it's fun, sociable and develops skills such as balance and co-ordination, as well as problem solving. If your child is new to climbing, then starting off with one of our kids classes is a good idea.
We deliver a number of coached sessions for young climbers, using the NIBAS scheme. NIBAS (The National Indoor Bouldering Award Scheme) is a programme of structured progression which provides boulderers with a way to develop their skills, from absolute first timers (level one) through to to advanced climbing skills (level five). We currently deliver levels 1, 2 and 3. You can read more about the NIBAS scheme here.
Summer Kids Club
We are running some weekly NIBAS sessions over the school holidays for young climbers aged 7yrs+, suitable for beginners through to NIBAS level 3.
Sessions cost €14 or €40 for 4 classes, which can be used any time during the Summer Kids Club. We recommend that anyone joining for 4 weeks also purchases a NIBAS logbook (€7) in which to record their climbing progress.
Contact us to book a place!
NIBAS KIDS CLUB
These are weekly climbing classes for young climbers aged 7+ who want to climb regularly and improve their climbing skills. We deliver NIBAS (National Indoor Bouldering Award Scheme) through these sessions. This provides a structured approach for developing movement skills, motivation and improvement as well as a personal record of achievement.
Climbers can join the sessions for 4 or 8 weeks at a time, completing a NIBAS level can take 4 - 12 weeks, depending on age and experience. The classes cost €40 for 4 weeks, €70 for 8 or €14 for a one off try-it class. NIBAS log-book costs €7. Booking is essential!
Saturday 10.30-12.00 NIBAS level 2 & 3 Age 7 – 11
Saturday 2.30-4.00 NIBAS level 2 & 3 Age 12 +
Sunday 10.30- 12.00 NIBAS level 1 & 2 Age 7 – 11
Sunday 2.30- 4.00 NIBAS level 1, 2 & 3 Age 12 +
Tuesday 4.30-6.00 NIBAS level 1, 2 & 3 Age 7 – 14
Tuesday 6.00- 8.00 NIBAS level 1, 2 & 3 Age 14 +
JUNIOR INDUCTIONS AND OVER 14’S COACHING
If you are aged between 14 and 18 you might like to join our Tuesday evening session. This session is open to climbers of any level of experience and is ideal if you want to get started, work towards becoming an independent centre member or make some improvements in your climbing and meet other teenage climbers. Our instructors will be available throughout the session. You must be accompanied by a parent/ guardian for your first visit. Please contact us to book.
On Wednesday evenings from 6-8 pm, we have a free coaching session for Winders’ Climbing Club. Winders' Club provides an opportunity for young climbers to prepare for competitions, improve their technique, learn about training for climbing and have lots of fun. The club is affiliated to Mountaineering Ireland. If you're a young climber and are serious about improving your climbing, please speak to Terry or Angela to find out more.