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Climbing

Fancy a bit of adventure while getting fit?


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What is it?

In Ireland, we have some pretty great places to go climbing. It can be an exciting, challenging and rewarding experience, but it’s also important to stay safe when you’re doing it.  

How do you do it?

You can climb indoors or outdoors, but beginners usually start using an indoors wall. It’s really important to find an instructor and listen carefully to what they say, to help you avoid injuries.

 

 

Where can you do it?

There are indoor climbing walls all over Ireland, and they all offer classes. Use Google to find one closest to you!

What do you need to take part?

You need different harnesses and ropes, a helmet, and climbing shoes or runner. The climbing centre should provide these.

Who would it suit?

Rock climbing can be difficult, so it suits anyone who likes a challenge.

What are the benefits?

  • Can improve the health or your heart and lungs
  • Can strengthen and tone muscles
  • Improves flexibility
  • Improves hand eye co-ordination
  • Reduces stress
  • Helps maintain a healthy weight
  • Can prevent illnesses
  • Is an opportunity to see amazing sites
  • Is a great way to challenges yourself
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Published December 10th, 2015
Last updated January 4th, 2016
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