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An Gasice – Teen Climbing Sessions

Our 13 week Gaisce program is fun and simple and meets the criteria for either the Personal Skill or Physical Recreation challenges.

It starts with 4 instructor lead sessions run any Monday between 6 and 7 pm or any Friday between 6 and 7 pm. focusing on climbing skills and safety.
Climbers who are 14 or over who have not completed 4 supervised climbing sessions at The Wall before must be accompanied by an instructor.
All climbers under 18 years old must have parental consent before they can climb, found here.

Once the 4 sessions are complete, the participant will be given 9 passes to climb in The Wall at any time they want. This allows them to complete 13 sessions which is a requirement to qualify for the Gaisce Bronze Award. The price includes shoe hire for all 13 weeks, so no further equipment is needed!

13 week Gaisce program - €110

The 4 instructor lead classes will focus on the following…

Movement & Balance

Climbing essentially involves moving from one secure position to another secure position and not falling off in between. The in between bit is where you need to be in balance and by making sure that your centre of gravity is over your feet and moving in the correct direction. It might be basic, but it’s the foundation of good climbing technique

Route Reading & Hold Types

Miming the sequence from the ground up until the finishing hold, while also picturing your body position and where your feet will go. It’s all done before you even leave the ground. Of course, there’s no point trying to read a sequence if you’re not sure how to hold a grip. Is it best to hold something as a pinch, gaston, undercut, guppy or two finger pocket? All will be revealed by our coaches.

Footwork & Slabs

Whether you love em or hate em, slabs are a crucial part of climbing. From gently placing  your foot on the tiniest smear to balancing your way up the wall, slabs can be the most beautiful or the most frustrating climbs. Our expert coaches will teach you how to dance up the walls as graceful as a gazelle.

Dyno’s & Steep Stuff

Explosive power, timing, balance and precision – that’s the essence of good dynamic movement. Climbing dynamically is crucial if you want to improve your climbing, they’re great fun, and makes for some pretty epic videos. We’ll also get down and dirty with the steepest sections of the Wall. It’s all about dropping your knees, keeping the tension and fighting the urge to cut loose. Learn all about strategic toe and heel hooks.

For more information about our An Gaisce program or teen coaching please feel free to contact us.