Introduction to rock climbing

So you’d like to try rock climbing outdoors?

Rock climbing is a great way to have fun, get fit and enjoy an adventure outdoors. An absorbing outdoor activity, where you challenge yourself like never before.

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Who is the introduction to rock climbing course for?

No previous experience is needed to try rock climbing. Likewise, the course is open to all fitness levels and will be a fun and enjoyable experience, all you need to bring is a sense of adventure.

So whether you are looking for a one to one introductory session, are a group of friends or a family looking for a fun activity, suitable to all ages, then the intro to rock climbing course is for you.

What do I cover on the introduction to rock climbing course?

I’ll keep the emphasis on you or your group having as much time on the rock as possible, while having as much fun as possible, in a safe and challenging way.

During the course, while spending lots of time climbing, I’ll also introduce you to:

  • climbing skills, techniques and terminology
  • Simple knots, ropework and belaying
  • Advice, should you wish to start climbing more often.

This course is all about you enjoying your time on the rock and will progress at a pace suitable to your level.

What do you need to bring?

I provide all equipment on the day. You should bring your own lunch, snacks and water as required.

Where does the intro to rock climbing course run?

Location: I am based in The Burren, Co Clare, but sometimes run courses in Dublin, Wicklow and Kerry.

Duration: Usually 6 hours, but the course duration can be tailored to suit your needs.

Pre-requisites: None required


€150 per person

– €100 per person, if booking for 2 or more

– Private 1:1 bookings available

– No minimum number required for the course to run, Max ratio 6 per course

Other courses:

Improve your Rock Climbing

Sea Cliff Climbing in The Burren

Learn to Lead Climb

Self Rescue for Climbers/Advanced Self Rescue


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Intro to climbing at The Burren

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