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UCD’s climbing wall is located in the campus’ Sports Centre and is a popular amenity that attracts great interest in particular with our Kids Sports Programmes. It is ideal for beginners to climbing, is a real test of strength and agility and is a great way to stay active, while having tremendous fun

We offer various membership types to suit the complete beginner to the most proficient climber. One of our most popluar being our quarterly memberships of 50Euro for exclusive use of the wall for three months and also our pay as you use rate of 5Euro. 

School and club groups are also avail of our climbing wall (€45 per hour plus instructor fee) a capacity of ten people must be accompanied by one instructor and one supervisor.

The UCD Mountaineering club may use the wall free of charge during their allocated club times. All other times a cost of €3.50 is required along with a valid UCD Mountaineering card (distributed from the Sport Centre).

We provide regular beginner courses for adults and children. These courses provide one with the basics of climbing in a fun and safe environment. Upon completion of these courses there is scope for children to join our gecko club that meets during set times at the weekend at the wall. Adults can also avail of membership to our wall after completion of the beginner’s course.

Upcoming Adult Beginners Courses:‌ Tuesday 27th January 2015 7.15pm - 9.15pm

January - March 2015 dates


Kids Climbing @ UCD Climbing Wall!! 

UCD Sport Climbing Camp will run OUR FIVE WEEK Juvenile climbing Courses, catering for boys and girls aged 8 years - 16years. These weekly sessions (10.30am-12Noon) will teach them the basic and fundamentals of climbing in a safe and fun enviroment! For further information please check back soon

On completion of the Juvenile Climbing Course, children have the opportunity to join our Gecko club, this runs on a ten week term basis, allowing the climbers to return for weekly practice on Saturdays from 10am-12Noon.  

However, If your child is unsure of the wall why not book them into one of our taster sessions? Our taster climbing sessions which are available on a weekly basis, for one hour in duration, allow children aged 8 years and above to try our wall out before they sign up for our five week course. Supervised by a UCD Climbing wall staff member, children will be given a taste of what climbing at UCD Climbing wall involves. It is advisable to book a place in advance as spaces are limited. Please note there is no progression for this option, for further learning of the basics and fundamentals of climbing children should join the five week course

Additionally our climbing wall is a popular birthday party location and regularly used in our children’s camps. For more information regarding these please see our “Sports Camps” link or email camps@ucd.ie

All queries regarding the climbing wall and our courses please contact via email to climbing@ucd.ie  or alternatively 716 3839/3821.

Please check out our facebook page for upcoming courses or Click here for a look at our Guide to the UCD Climbing Wall