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.
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 Bronze Award the price includes shoe hire for all 13 weeks.
|13 week Gaisce program - €100|
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, 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
Gently padding your way up non-existent edges while delicately placing your food on the tiniest smear and then trusting your foot to hold as you launch for the finishing sloper high on the comp wall as your heart misses a beat…..oh yeah!!
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 and they’re great fun. 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 with the aid of strategic toe and heel hooks.