Rock Skills, the new rock climbing programme developed by Mountaineering Ireland and Mountain Training, is launching in January 2019 and we are delighted to inform that we have become one of the course providers in Dublin.

Rock Skills courses provide a progressive introduction to the basic skills and techniques of rock climbing, which will help you stay safe, enjoy climbing to the full and provide the foundations required for participation and development of your own rock climbing activities. These rock climbing courses introduce you to the key technical skills in a progressive and well-structured format and provide you with safely managed opportunities to try them out at the crag.

Rock Skills Introduction
This is a one day course providing an introduction to climbing outside on boulders and friendly crags. The focus will be on maximum climbing time, how to move on rock, finding balance and using feet. Basic ropework and belaying will also be included.

Minimum age: 12.

Previous experience required: None.

Rock Skills Intermediate
This is a two day course and is all about becoming a confident top rope climber outside. It will cover setting up anchors for top and bottom rope systems as well as the skills required to be a competent second (following a lead climber up a route).

Minimum age: 13
Previous experience required: Rock Skills Introduction or some other climbing experience.

Rock Skills Learn to Lead Sport
This is a two-day course to introduce people to lead climbing on sport routes. It is suitable for competent outdoor top rope climbers or competent indoor lead climbers.

Minimum age: 14
Previous experience required: Rock Skills Intermediate or considerable outdoor experience, plus some indoor leading experience.

Rock Skills Learn to Lead Trad
This is a two-day course to introduce top rope climbers to lead climbing on trad routes.

Minimum age: 14
Previous experience required: Rock Skills Intermediate or considerable outdoor experience, plus some indoor leading experience.

Registration for the scheme

There will be a single registration fee of €20 which will cover access to all four courses. Registration for the scheme will be possible once it is launched in January 2019, but if you are keen to get going, please get in touch and we will answer all your questions.

Attending a course

Courses will be available from March 2019 onwards from Climbing Dojo, so if you are interested or have any questions, please email hello@clikmbingdojo.com

Course Location

All our Rock Skills courses will be delivered around Dublin, Dalkey, Wicklow and Mourne Mountain.

 

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Rock Skills Scheme

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