Climbing Wall Courses

The Mardyke Arena UCC is an accredited NICAS Awarding Centre, delivering both adult & children certified courses. The National Indoor Climbing Award Scheme is designed to provide novice climbers with a structured and progressive programme of training & development to become competent indoor climbers.
We offer three levels:

Level 1 – Foundation Climber

An entry level aimed at novices that recognises their ability to climb safely under supervision.

Level 2 – Top Rope Climber

Aimed at promoting good practice in climbing and bouldering unsupervised on an artificial wall.

Level 3 – Technical Climber

A more advanced top roping and bouldering level that focuses on developing technique and movement skills.

Aims of the Scheme:
  • To develop climbing movement skills and improve levels of ability.
  • To learn climbing rope-work and how to use equipment appropriately.
  • To develop risk assessment and risk management skills in the sport.
  • To work as a team, communicate with, and trust a climbing partner.
  • To provide a structure for development, motivation and improved performance.
  • To develop an understanding of the sport, it’s history and future challenges.
  • To provide a record of personal achievement.
  • To point the way to further disciplines and challenges in climbing beyond the scheme.

For more information on NICAS contact reception below.

Upcoming Course Schedule

January 2024 Course dates:

Saturday 6th January 9am-10.30am

Saturday 6th January 10.30am-12pm

Sunday 7th January 10am-11.30am

Sunday 7th January 11.30am-1pm

Courses will run for 6 weeks. Suitable for children aged 7 – 17 years old.

Members €70 | Non Members €88 (+ NICAS Log Book €6)

To book contact Reception at 021-4904751.