Wild Summits are now offering top quality rock climbing introduction courses in Kilkenny. This course is aimed towards beginners or those looking to transition from the climbing wall to the great outdoors.
The rock climbing introduction course will take place in Ballykeefe Quarry, Kilkenny. This beautiful location is a hidden gem based just outside of Kilkenny. Ballykeefe quarry has a long history of climbing and was one of the first bolted sport venues in Ireland and now acts as an amphitheatre.
This course is for anyone who is looking to get into climbing in the outdoors. It will focus on the skills and techniques needed for you to become a competent and safe second.
Here are some of the topics we will cover:
- Crag saftey
- Basic movement on rock
- Understanding protection
- How to belay
- Cleaning a route
- Route planning
- Abseiling taster
It can be daunting entering into the world of rock climbing, especially outdoors. With this introduction to rock climbing course you will be able to transition into outdoor rock climbing and feel comfortable seconding others that you may want to proress with. Your guide will be able answer any questions you have and will operate at your pace, picking the climbs based around your needs.
Check out our blog post on starting to climb.
Read more about Ballykeefe Quarry Here