Climbing is an exciting sport which can be enjoyed by people of all ages and abilities. It is a sport with many disciplines and facets. For some it is the physical challenge which is the attraction, for others it is the mental challenge which keeps them coming back for more. Climbing is a sport which will bring you to incredible locations and get you into fantastic adventures.
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It has never been easier to start climbing. Indoor climbing walls provide an ideal venue for giving the sport a try. From initial taster sessions, to instruction and coaching, indoor walls allow anyone to make their first moves in climbing in a comfortable environment.
From absolute beginners to seasoned veterans indoor climbing walls give climbers the opportunity to climb regardless of the weather. Regular route-setting maintains a constant flow of new challenges for climbers of all levels. Many walls offer instruction and coaching to climbers of all abilities who wish to brush up on their skills or improve their personal performance.
Ireland has an amazing wealth of high-quality rock which is suitable for trad-climbing. Not only has Ireland a long and rich history of trad-climbing, we also have a huge amount of un-climbed rock to keep future generations pushing their limits.
Bouldering in Ireland has undergone a huge surge in popularity in recent years. Glendalough in Wicklow, the Mourne Mountains, the Gap of Dunloe and the boulder field beneath Fairhead all have a huge number of boulder problems.
To date there is a limited amount of sport climbing in Ireland. The most established and frequented sport climbing venue is Ballykeefe Quarry in Kilkenny.
If you are a climber who likes to test your ability then competition climbing may be just the thing for you. There is a variety of climbing competitions to suit climbers across a wide range of abilities and ages.