Mallow Rock Climbing Camp, Mallow

  • Duration 17.00 - 19.30

  • Suitable Ages 8 yrs +

  • Days Four Evenings

  • Activity Type Height

  • Difficulty Moderate

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A Four week evening rock climbing course that will get all participants hooked on a new outdoor sport...rock Climbing! 

Fast Facts 

  • 8 - 16 yr olds 
  • Every Thursday Evening for 4 Weeks! 
  • 17:00 - 19:30 
  • Rock climbing Knowledge and Skills
  • Dedicated group leaders 
  • Maximum group Size 15
  • You do not have to have any experience before this
  • Challenge by choice: we will challenge you but will never force any participant.
  • Guaranteed to be with your friends up to a group size of 10 

Want to go climbing, but don’t know where to start? We’re here to help, with this basic guide to climbing styles, techniques, and jargon. This will remove some of the mystery to help you figure out which disciplines you’d like to try and make it easier for you to get started. 

Our goal is to get people more comfortable and confident climbing, both inside and outside. We will look into different types of climbing gear and different climbing styles. 

For beginners we have a 4 week camp which will cover: 

  1. Climbing technique 
  2. Hold types and how to use them 
  3. Disciplines of climbing 
  4. Belaying 
  5. Climbing Knots 
  6. Checking Equipment 
  7. Self abseil 
  8. Experience/understand lead belay 

The course consists of 4 weekly 3-hour sessions. 

€125pp for 4 three hour evenings 



*Lessions may vary weekly

Week 1 

Climbing Technique 

Get the clients kitting up and climbing, day one should be a fun climbing day, getting them used to the wall and used to each other, this may be their first time meeting. This is a good time to assess the fitness and coordination of the group. 

Cover the following throughout the session 

● Technique 

○ Straight arms to conserve strength 

○ Core rotation for reach and strength 

○ Foot placement and using legs 

○ Types of crimp and when to use them 

■ Open Crimp - 99% 

■ Closed Crimp - 1% 

■ Full Crimp - 0.01% 

○ Over-gripping 

● Wall features and how to use them 

○ Jugs 

○ Slopers 

○ Crimps 

○ Side pulls 

○ Pinches 

○ Arete 

● Types of climbing 

○ Traditional 

○ Sport 

○ Bouldering 

○ Speed

Warm Outdoor Clothing

We are an outdoor activity centre. If it is raining we will still operate, we have a sheltered site that nothing short of a red weather warning stops us. It is your responsibility to have appropriate outdoor clothing. If nothing else at bringing a spare pair of clothes.

Rainproof outer layer 

Probably the most important part of all. You can pick up cheap ponchos in any supermarket outdoor store. It will make your experience so much better if it's raining. (Or at a minimum a spare pair of clothing that can act as an extra layer) 


Climbing is hungry work, having snacks to get through the weekly course is no harm

Refillable water bottle

We have a water fountain on site that you can refill your water bottle in between sessions.

€ coins for the tuck shop

Our hot chocolates are famous!! We will also have our Lets Eat Takeaway cafe working on some days. Check with us in advance or pre book hot meals for the whole group.                                       

Waterproof sunblock 

Even on a cloudy day, this prevents wind burn. We can't overstate how important this is at all times of the year regardless of what the weather forecast says. 

Two amazing


Ballyhass Mallow


Ballyhass Coachford


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