Rock Skills

ROCK SKILLS SCHEME

Rock climbing is an addictive, enjoyable activity that has many benefits, both physical and psychological. Rock Skills courses are designed to provide structured training opportunities for people who want to learn more and become independent climbers. There are three different levels so that complete beginners and those with more experience can choose the most appropriate starting point.

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Rock Skills Guidance Notes
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Is it for me?

The four courses are designed to enable you to start at the most appropriate level based on your current experience.

Which course should I do?
Rock Skills Introduction
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.

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Previous experience required

None

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Age

12+

Rock Skills Intermediate
Rock Skills Intermediate

This is a two-day course and is all about becoming a confident top rope climber outside. It will cover setting up anchors for top and bottom rope systems as well as the skills required to be a competent second (following a lead climber up a route).

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Previous experience required

Rock Skills Introduction or some other climbing experience.

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Age

13+

Rock Skills Learn to Lead Sport
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.

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Previous experience required

Rock Skills Intermediate or considerable outdoor experience, plus some indoor leading experience.

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Age

14+

Rock Skills Learn to Lead Trad
Rock Skills Learn to Lead Trad

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

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Previous experience required

Rock Skills Intermediate or considerable outdoor experience or indoor leading experience.

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Age

14+

Registration

One registration with us gives you access to all four Rock Skills courses. Mountaineering Ireland registration fee is €22 for adults. This fee gives you access to DLOG (a digital logbook for recording your activities) and material to help you develop as a rock climber.

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Testimonial

What Our Visitors Say

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“Had a great day out with my family doing the 'Ultimate Adventure'. Bren was very knowledgeable about the area and had a wonderful surprise for us at the halfway point of the trip (I'll not spoil the surprise here!).
The climb/abseil at the very end of the trip was fantastic and a fun challenge. Really great day out and I'd definitely go back to Donegal Climbing for more!”

Roanne Lecky
Roanne Lecky
Posted April 2021
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