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Climbing Wall Courses 2016

Course information

Courses are 2 days in duration, consisting of 2hrs per day. Over the course participants will learn all aspects of wall climbing to include information about climbing safety, learning the various knots and correct procedures to belay. At the end of the course a climbing licence will be issued (only if you have passed all requirements) that will permit the climber to use the wall any time subject to availability. The licence must be produced to book onto the wall. Payment is requested at the time of booking to guarantee your place. Participants must attend all sessions.

Indoor Climbing Course 1
Monday 18th & Wednesday 20th January                                                     6.00 - 8.00 pm

Indoor Climbing Course 2 
Monday 25th & Wednesday 27th January                                                     6.00 - 8.00 pm

Indoor Climbing Course 3 
Monday 1st & Wednesday 3rd February                                                        6.00 - 8.00 pm

Indoor Climbing Course 4
Monday 8th & Wednesday 10th February                                                      6.00 - 8.00 pm

Indoor Climbing Course 5 
Monday 15th & Wednesday 17th February                                                    6.00 - 8.00 pm

Indoor Climbing Course 6 
Monday 22nd & Wednesday 24th February                                                   6.00 - 8.00 pm

Indoor Learn to Learn Advance Climbing Course 7
Monday 29th February & Wednesday 2nd March                                           6.00 - 8.00 pm

Indoor Climbing Course 8
Monday 7th & Wednesday 9th March                                                            6.00 - 8.00 pm

Indoor Climbing Course 9
Monday 14th & Wednesday 16th March                                                        6.00 - 8.00 pm

Indoor Climbing Course 10
Monday 21st & Wednesday 23rd March                                                         6.00 - 8.00 pm

Indoor Climbing Course 11
Monday 28th & Wednesday 30th March                                                         6.00 - 8.00 pm

Indoor Climbing Course 8
Monday 4th & Wednesday 6th April                                                                6.00 - 8.00 pm

Cost: Member €45 & non-Member €60                


Trinity Rock Climbing Fitness – 4 Week Rock Climbing Fitness Class

Get a Rock-Hard Body!


Build a body that’s ready for peak performance with this 4-week Rock-Climbing Fitness Class. The class is structured with high energy music so you will experience the excitement of climbing the 11 metre high wall in between bootcamp exercises tailored to boost your climbing capacity! In just four weeks, you’ll build core strength, strengthen specific muscles needed for the sport and improve your climbing techniques. 
You’ll strengthen your entire body and leave the class feeling pumped and excited. Are you ready to reach new heights?

Where: Trinity Sports Centre Climbing Wall

Course 1: Tuesday and Thursday
Dates:  26th January – 18th February
Time:   7.30 am – 8.15 am

Course 2: Wednesday and Friday
Dates: 27th January –19th February
Time:   1.05 pm – 1.45 pm

Cost: Member €45 & non-Member €55


Social Climb

“The best place to find yourself a belay Partner”. Trinity Sport Social Climb is for experienced lead climbers and beginner top-ropers that are looking to improve their skills or just meet some new people to climb with! One of our climbing instructors will be on hand to give expert advice.

When: Every Friday
Time: 6.00 pm – 8.00 pm
Cost: Member €1.60 & non-Member €8


  • Join the climbing club and obtain your climbing licence, SAVE €6.50. As a climbing club member you can join in all the climbing club sessions, which are free.
  • Students can climb at other times, please show your licence and book at reception, charge is €1.60


  • Book in for the competency test at the Sports Centre reception desk, charge €6.50.
  • This test will examine you on how to put on a harness, tie a figure of 8, belay someone up and down the wall and to climb safely.
  • The class will take approximately 1 hour and once you have passed the test you will be given your climbing licence card.
  • This card will allow you to make bookings on the wall during open climb times. €1.60 Charge. See the noticeboard for available times.
  • Lastly have fun and enjoy taking up this new and challenging sport!


Cost for Students/MembersClimbing Wall

  • Climbing wall use €1.60 per hour
  • Climbing wall licence €6.50

Cost for non-Members

  • Climbing wall use €8 per hour (reduced from €10.50) for an Adult & €5.50 for a child.
  • Climbing wall licence €8


Climbing Licence

Those who have at least one year experience of climbing are not required to complete the “Learn to Climb” Course. Climbers will be required to do a short test to prove competency on the wall with one of our Instructors. On successful completion of this test, a climbing licence will be issued that will enable the climber to use the wall, subject to availability. The licence must be produced to book onto the wall. Payment is requested at the time of booking to guarantee your place. Climbing Licence testing is held every Wednesday at 8pm, booking in advance is required.

Time: Wednesday 8.00 pm (booking is essential, call Reception on - 01 896 1812)
Cost: Member €6.50 & non-Member €8


Taster Sessions

New to climbing? Want to learn to rock climb? Then these are essential to use the climbing wall. Our climbing coaches will introduce you to how the climbing wall is laid out and also to some basic climbing techniques that will enable you to get the most out of your time and use the wall safely. The session will last roughly 1 hour.
All Taster Sessions are for a minimum of 2 people and pre-booking is essential. Prices are per person.
Adult taster session: Member €15 & non-Member €20
Junior taster session: Member €12 & non-Member €16


One2one Coaching Sessions

If you want to identify and work on specific weaknesses in your climbing, improve a particular element of technique, or even get some guidance in developing a training plan, then one2one coaching could be ideal for you. Contact in advance and we will discuss what you hope to get from the session and match you with the most suitable coach.

1hr session: Member €25 & non-Member €35
2hr session: Member €45 & non-Member €65


Youth & School Groups

A wide variety of climbing sessions can be arranged for groups. These vary from one off 'taster' sessions to regular coaching sessions with our experienced climbing instructors. Prices vary depending on the times and number of sessions you book, so please contact or for further information.


Adult Group Climbing Sessions

These sessions can be tailored to the requirements of your group whether it's a family group climbing together, a work outings or team building event - you name it we can provide it. Get in touch for more information and ideas


Open Climb

Any climber with a valid TCD climbing licence may use the climbing wall, subject to availability.  A Trinity College Climbing licence must be produced to book on the wall.  The Sports Centre operates a “No Licence – No Climb” policy.

Cost: Member €1.60/session & non-Member €8/session

Last updated 1 February 2016