Awesome Walls Cork
Awesome Walls Cork is Ireland’s newest and most cutting edge indoor climbing facility. With over 800m2 of dedicated climbing surface including more than 150m2 of bouldering, up to 18m lead route length and home to 200+ climbing routes there really is something fun and challenging for everybody to try.
We provide a safe environment and expert tuition to help you on your way to a fun and exciting future in climbing. Our qualified and experienced staff are always on hand to help you through your climbing experience, from answering your questions on anything climbing related to giving tips and advice on training or pushing your grade.
New to climbing?
How much does it cost?
Climbing used to be considered the preserve of adrenaline junkies but has now moved mainstream with the onset of indoor climbing walls. Its benefits can be split into three areas, Physical, Mental and Social. Climbing is one of the best total body workouts available and it’s a unique sport in which both men and women are equally capable. It’s not all about strength. It’s about finding balance in movement and technique. Each route or problem is like a puzzle that with practice builds the climbers problem solving and planning capabilities. Although the actual climbing is pretty much you against the wall you’re climbing on it is an inherently social sport usually done with groups of friends and no matter if people are of different abilities the variety of climbs at the wall allows them to climb together.
Climbing can be so much more than a fun and social physical pursuit
Climbing at Awesome Walls can mean many things to different people. It can represent your weekly social catch up with friends or part of your physical fitness routine. Maybe you use indoor climbing as training for larger goals on real rock? What is guaranteed is that while climbing at Awesome Walls you’ll feel a unique sense of accomplishment and the thrill of adrenaline that other facilities can’t provide. At Awesome Walls we’re proud to have introduced and inspired 1,000’s of people to take up climbing through the years. Many of these have gone on to achieve great personal goals – competition climbing, mountaineering and even 3,000ft big-wall exploration! We can just help plant the seed of climbing, who knows where your first experience of Awesome Walls will take you?
A STEP INTO THE UNKNOWN
Deciding to try an exciting new sport like climbing can be a bit overwhelming at first. Luckily for you, the Awesome Walls team are the best in the industry at removing barriers to participation and making climbing accessible to everyone.
Am I fit enough to try climbing? Is it Scary? Will I be safe? Is it only for guys? We all had ideas of what is involved in trying climbing for the first time… luckily climbing is for everybody! At Awesome Walls climbing centres you’ll find walls and challenges of every height and angle meaning that everyone can enjoy climbing from the very start. Climbing draws on far more qualities than simple physical strength. Balance, flexibility, confidence, determination, focus & problem solving all play a massive part in determining whether a climber succeeds. That’s why climbing is such a rapidly growing sport! Climbers with hugely different physical and mental attributes can still enjoy and progress on the same climb…. but accomplish it in a very different way!
Roped climbing, bouldering, training board, soft play, car parking, free Wi-Fi, hot and cold refreshments...
- It’s great fun! Both physically and mentally challenging and a great adrenaline rush.
- It’s social. Climbers usually work in pairs – one person belaying (holding the rope) which means you are never alone. Climbers love to offer beta (advice) or encouragement.
- You can rock climb all year. With indoor climbing, it doesn’t matter what the weather’s doing.
- It is inexpensive. You can hire equipment very cheaply until you know you are hooked and with pay monthly, climbing is great value.
- There is a brilliant sense of accomplishment every time you climb. There is something incredibly satisfying about physically making your way to the top.
- Climbing is great exercise, you can burn up to 900 calories per hour!
- It teaches life skills – teamwork, problem-solving, exercise, courage and conviction.
- Climbing is never boring. There are so many routes on the walls, with a variety of challenges and these routes are changed regularly.
- It will make you a better version of yourself, challenge yourself every time you climb and learn important skills.
- It opens your life to awesome experiences. As you progress you may find the urge to climb outdoors where you can encounter breathtaking scenery and a wilderness adventure most people will never know.
At Awesome Walls Cork we have…
Square Metres of climbing
We had our sons birthday party in Awesome Walls Cork yesterday & it was a great experience !! All who attended thoroughly enjoyed it. The majority of the children had not climbed before & to see the instructors encouraging them was brilliant! They were all bitten by the climbing bug & were all clamouring for more time by the end.
I went once just so I can tick it off my list of things to try.
But there was such a great buzz to it, I have been now coming back regularly for a couple of years.
There are options for all abilities, beginners to advanced, on your own or with a group.
The belay devices allow great climbing if you are on your own, as does the bouldering area.
As a woman in my 40’s I thought it would be beyond me – I was wrong! You feel very welcomed whatever your age or level. People there are very friendly and supportive.
I go regularly, always had a great experience.
Staff are friendly and helpful.
Would highly recommend..
Lovely encouraging staff who will help guide you to the top with useful tips on where to place your feet & hands and will encourage you beyond your own goals. Really enjoyed it. Great sense of achievement. Totally recommend it. I’ll be back.. 🙂
The walls are varied, cater to all abilities. The instructor was kind and helpful. We did the course to get qualified to go in by ourselves as a date idea, it was affordable and it was a brilliant day out that wasn’t based around food or drink which is difficult enough to do!
Eden Hall, Model Farm Road, Cork, T12 A9XE
Do I need to book?
If you are new to climbing you will need to book a session with our instructors. All sessions with our awesome instructors need to be pre-booked. If you are an experienced climber, new to our centre, it is required to book a bouldering induction before your first visit.
Is equipment hire included?
If you have booked for a session with our instructors at one of our centres that offer roped climbing then harness hire is included. When you first start climbing you’ll find that it’s fine to climb with trainers or similar on your feet. As you progress you may find that you want to use rock shoes, this is not included in session prices. Wall entrance does not include equipment hire.
How long can I stay?
Once members have paid to climb they can stay and climb for as long as their arm muscles allow.
If you’ve made a group or party booking you will need to stop climbing at the end of your session.
Help, I'm scared of heights!
We have friendly, experienced, patient instructors who will keep you safe and encourage you to achieve whatever height your goal is. So come along and we’ll provide a session that is fun and challenging without being too scary!
Is there a minimum or maximum age?
The minimum age for taking part in a session with our instructors in 6. If you’re taking part without using our instructors there’s no minimum age.
There’s no maximum age, if you feel fit and able then come along! We’ve had people well into their 90s using our centres.
Can I park my car?
Yes, all Awesome Walls Climbing Centres have onsite car parking.
Do I have to stay with my children?
All under 18’s must be accompanied by an adult. Only experienced youth climbers who have completed our 14 – 17 year old unsupervised climber assessment can climb independently.
Can I bring and supervise juniors?
Persons under the age of 18 must be supervised at all times.
Juniors may only be supervised by members who are their legal guardians. Each adult member may supervise a maximum of two juniors.
We offer a variety of children’s classes that can be booked with our awesome instructors.
Can I bring and supervise other newcomers?
NO, every customer new to our centre must complete an induction with one of our awesome instructors.
How do I book a session?
Simply go to the booking page! If you have any special requirements contact us using the form below or give us a call. We’ll take a few details and will require full payment to secure the booking. This payment is non-refundable after 48 hours before the booking.
Do I need to bring anything with me?
If you are coming along to one of our sessions then the equipment is provided so just make sure that you wear loose-fitting clothing and trainers on your feet. If you have your own equipment that you’d like to use feel free to bring it along.
Let’s Start Something new
Would you like to know more about Awesome Walls Cork?
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