Rock Skills

Rock Skills courses are Mountain Training accredited courses, and require registration with the Mountain Training Board of Ireland.

Rock Skills Syllabus
Rock Skills Syllabus

They are designed to provide structured training opportunities for people who want to learn more and become independent climbers. There are four different levels so that complete beginners and those with more experience can choose the most appropriate starting point.

Registration
One registration with us gives you access to all four Rock Skills courses. Registration is free for under 18s and €22 for adults. This fee contributes towards the administration and quality assurance of the Rock Skills Scheme, gives you access to DLOG (a digital logbook for recording your activities) and material to help you develop as a rock climber.

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.

Cost: £80pp Minimum age: 12. Previous experience required: None.

Dates: 21st June, 26 July, 16th August. Book


Rock Skills Intermediate

This is a two day course and is all about becoming a confident top rope climber outside. It will cover an introduction to climbing anchors and the skills required to be a competent second (following a lead climber up a route).

Cost: £160 Minimum age: 13 Previous experience required: Rock Skills Introduction or some other climbing experience.

Dates: 27th – 28th June, 18th -19th July. Book


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.

Cost: £170 Minimum age: 14 Previous experience required: Rock Skills Intermediate or considerable outdoor experience, plus some indoor leading experience.

Dates: Contact to arrange dates.


Rock Skills Learn to Lead Trad

This is a two day course to introduce intermediate climbers to lead climbing on trad routes.

Cost: £190 Minimum age: 14 Previous experience required: Rock Skills Intermediate or considerable outdoor experience, plus indoor leading experience.

Dates: Contact to arrange dates.


Cant find a course to suit? Contact us to discuss alternative availability.