WHAT'S IT ALL ABOUT?
Bouldering is a rapidly growing discipline of climbing which takes place above a matted surface and without the use of a safety rope. At Gravity, the maximum height of our wall is 4.5 metres but this doesn’t mean that they’re not challenging! Our boulder problems are colour coded and they range from relatively easy challenges for those new to climbing, to test-pieces for even the most elite climbers.
Bouldering doesn’t require as much specialist equipment as roped climbing to get started, you don’t need a partner and our 1 hour induction course will get you started. After this, you can enjoy all that we love about our sport- an intense workout, a friendly atmosphere, a mental as well as physical challenge and the sense of achievement that comes from completing a boulder problem
HOW DO I GET STARTED?
There are 3 options for novice climbers to get started…
THIS IS HOW MOST OF OUR NEW CLIMBERS GET STARTED.
One of our coaches will introduce you to using the centre safely and explain how the centre is laid out and how to find climbs of the right level of difficulty for you. They will then spend roughly 1 hour coaching you in some basic climbing techniques and helping you to gain some confidence on the wall. After that, you can stay as long as you like and the next time you come, it's just the price of a standard entry. Simple!
Inductions cost €22; this includes your entry to the centre and lifetime registration, hire of our specialist climbing shoes and the help of one of our fantastic climbing coaches. You must be aged 14 or over to do an induction session & under 18’s must be accompanied by an adult.
Inductions run weekly on Tuesday & Thursday at 8pm, Saturday and Sunday at 1pm & 6pm. There are a maximum of 6 places, so booking is essential!
During quiet periods, we can arrange inductions for a time to suit you - please contact us for more details.
Group instructed sessions are a nice way for you to try out climbing with friends, family or colleagues. We tailor the session to your needs, so whether it’s team building for your company or a family day out, we have something that’s right for you. The focus is on having fun and doing lots of climbing!
The sessions last 90 mins and you or will be accompanied throughout by one of our coaches. The cost is €14pp, based on a minimum of 4 people (we’re happy take groups of less than 4, but there is a minimum charge of €50). Climbing shoes are included. Booking is essential.
Because the group session doesn’t include important information on using the centre without instructor supervision, it does not include centre registration and isn’t a substitute for completing an induction session.
COME ALONG AS A GUEST OF A GRAVITY MEMBER
Centre members who are aged 18 or over may sign in a maximum of 2 guests at any time. Please remember that you are responsible for looking after your guests and explaining the centre’s safety guidelines & rules to them! Once you have climbed here 3 times as a guest, you may register and climb unsupervised.
GETTING STARTED FOR JUNIORS:
Our entry policies for under 7’s are changing from March 2019- details here
At Gravity we run weekly classes for 7+ years, delivering NIBAS (National Indoor Bouldering Award Scheme) levels 1-4.
Parents without climbing experience may take part in a ‘supervision induction’ in order to supervise their children in the kids area only. This is suitable for children aged 7-10 who are trying out climbing for the first time. For older children, parents may supervise in the main area by becoming a Gravity member, either by attending a regular induction (see above) or by attending an induction with their child.
For over 14’s it is possible to attend an induction session (and some additional classes if required) and to become an independent member of Gravity; however you must be accompanied by a parent or guardian for your first visit.