Climbing Wall

The Mardyke Arena UCC Climbing Wall offers an exciting challenge for complete beginners through to serious climbers. Our qualified instructors will guide you in using all equipment, plus give coaching tips on how to improve your climbing – whether it is your first time or have been climbing for years.
The Bouldering Wall

Bouldering is climbing at its most simple. No ropes – just a series of ‘problems’ starting with easy for beginners, through to intermediate up to seriously testing problems for the experienced climber.  

The Vertical Wall

The vertical wall is 25ft in height and has 4 lines of climbing offering a wide variety of styles. With grade from French 5a suitable for beginner’s right though to finger testing 7a’s. This section of the wall is always available for bottom roping.

The Overhang

The Mardyke wall has 9 lines of overhanging climbing to challenge all levels of climbers. Grades on the overhang are in the range from French 5c – 7b (approx). 

Booking In

The Climbing Wall will operate on a modified schedule during the months May – August 2023 due to Children’s Activities.  Please contact reception to enquire about available booking times. 

  • Pre-booking of sessions is essential. No walk ins allowed. 
  • All sessions will be 1 hour in duration. 8 maximum per session. 
  • To book a session on the wall, phone the Mardyke Arena UCC Reception on (021) 490 4751 to check availability.  
  • If you’d prefer a coaching session with an instructor to improve your technique, or to work on any aspect of your climbing – just ask the receptionist when you book in. You will have a one-hour session with an instructor doing a mixture of bouldering and roped climbing. Coaching sessions – Max 2 people.

Experienced Climbers

If you are already an experienced climber, we will ask you to pass a competency test before you climb.

  • We provide all equipment – harnesses, helmets, belay devices and carabineers. 
  • Chalk bags, chalk balls and finger tape are available for sale at reception. 
Climbing Classes  Adult – Member €8.50 / Non-Member €11 Child – Member €6.50 / Non-Member €8.50
Coaching Session  Adult –Member €13 / Non-Member €16
Child – Member €8.50 / Non-Member €11
Opening Hours

Monday: 15:00 – 20:00

Tuesday: 15:00 – 20:00

Wednesday: 15:00 – 20:00

Thursday: Closed

Friday: Closed

Saturday: 12:00 – 19:00 (Competent Climbers Only – No Bookings)

Sunday: 13:00 – 18:00 (Competent Climbers Only – No Bookings)