Climbing & Hiking
We train 5 times a week at the UCD climbing wall in the sports centre. You don’t need any experience or gear to start, we will teach you all the skills you need and we have gear for you to borrow.
We only teach during the Tuesday and Thursday evening training sessions from 5-7pm, so if you’ve never climbed before or have climbed a bit but haven’t passed your belay test with us yet, come along on a Tuesday or Thursday (after pre-booking – you can book a training slot here once you’re a member) and we’ll show you the ropes.
Once you’ve passed your belay test, you can book into the advanced sessions and top-rope to your heart’s content! Then, once you’re comfortable with top-roping, you can move on to lead which is where the real fun begins!
- Mon & Wed — 12pm – 2pm
- Mon, Tue & Thu — 5pm – 8pm
We hike every Sunday throughout the Dublin and Wicklow mountains. There is an extra cost for when we hire a bus as we would not be able to afford it otherwise. It’s €10 per hike, or you can get a bundle of 4 hikes for €25.
We run club days in Dalkey quarry where you can try proper rock climbing and learn a bit about trad climbing if that tickles your fancy.