Thing to Do Category: Adventure Sports
- Address: Unit 6 North Park
IrelandPhone: +353 1 880-0088
If your job is driving you up the walls or fancy being a social climber then Awesome Walls is the place for you.
Awesome Walls Climbing Centre, conveniently located beside junction 5 of the M50, provides a taste of the great outdoors indoors – the ideal solution for our unpredictable weather.
Whether you are an old hand at scaling seemingly unconquerable heights, a novice looking to try out something different, a teacher or a scout or youth club leader eager to find a new challenge your group then Awesome Wall is the place for you. With indoor climbing as one of the contending sports to be included in the 2020 Olympics it could be you or your child stood on the podium in 8 years time! Get training!
Run by passionate climbers and supported by Great Outdoors, Wild Country, Red Chili, La Sportiva and Petzl, the state-of-the-art facility features routes of up to 18.5 metres high with 71 independent lead-climbing lines that can accommodate more than 300 different routes.
But that is not all because with a national competition wall, two bouldering floors, a café serving Lavazza coffee, hot snacks and lunches, a Great Outdoors retail outlet, a chill-out area with free Wifi, a kiddies’ area, dedicated training room, toilets and showers, every need has been catered for.
The centre is open to everyone aged six years or older. Adult taster sessions with a fully-qualified instructor available. Please see website for full details including special offers, group and family rates.
Director Dave Ayton said: “I’ve been working on this on and off for over 10 years now but was waiting for the perfect premises. Once I found it, I registered the company and then brought two partners on board to bring their own experience to the project.
“I’ve been a fanatical climber since I starting climbing in Dalkey Quarry when I was 15. I’ve always wanted Ireland to have a world-class climbing facility as it would result in a massive positive impact on the standards achieved by Irish climbers both at home and abroad. Now it’s happening. I’m psyched!”
Dave believes that the competition lead climbing wall is “spectacular” and revealed: “The lead and bouldering areas include the most variety of shapes and climbing surfaces found anywhere in Ireland.”
The other members of the team behind Awesome Walls are Sveinn Geirsson and Dave Douglas. Icelander Geirsson has more than 20 years of climbing experience, including mountain rescue and climbing instructor work in the Swiss Alps. Douglas (AKA Wallman) has been building Awesome Walls for over 18 years and has a bullet-proof reputation for putting climbers’ needs first at centres in Liverpool, Stockport, Stoke-on-Trent and soon in Sheffield.
Awesome Walls Climbing Centre is located at Unit 6, North Park Retail Park, North Road, Finglas, Dublin 11, beside Junction 5 (N2) of the M50 and just across from Charlestown Shopping Centre.
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