Introduction to Trad climbing Programme 2021

Every year the IMC runs introductory sessions for members covering rock-climbing and mountain skills.

This year the program kicks off in May. Please see the  Guidelines for the Introduction to Trad Climbing Programme 2021 for participant requirements and lots of useful information about the art and craft of Traditional Climbing.

This is the schedule of events for the 2021 programme:

  1. Zoom: Welcome to the Club & intro to trad meeting: Tuesday 25th May  8:30pm – 9.30 pm 
  2. Dalkey Quarry Thursdays : (start 5pm, finish when dark) 27th May, 3rd June, 10th June, 17th June
  3. Wicklow Glendalough: Intro to Multipitch Trad climbing: 26-27th June

The goal of the introductory session is to give climbing instruction as well as help new members to get to know other club members and build up some contacts that should help them get out and about this summer and beyond.

Minimum gear requirement applies for all, namely: Helmet, Harness, Belay device, 2 locking carabiners, climbing shoes, outdoor clothing suitable to the weather on the day. Unfortunately if you don’t have this gear you cannot take part for your safety and ours.

If you are interested in mentoring or taking part in the sessions please email Dermot Shiels, IMC Training Officer at training@irishmountaineeringclub.org [unless you have already done so]. Some are opting just for Glendalough. So let Dermot know your preference/availability etc.

IMPORTANT  This programme has entry requirements:

  • Must have signed a waiver before the start of the programme. 
  • Must sign the IMC Covid-19 Participation Declaration at each training (required by Govt for track and trace). This will be available online, to sign in for every training meet.
  • Must be paid-up Member of the Club
  • Must be at least 18 years old
  • Must be healthy and free from any medical condition that would affect ability to climb safely
  • Must have both read and understood the MI Participation Statement: “Mountaineering Ireland recognises that climbing and mountaineering are activities with a danger of personal injury or death. Participants in these activities should be aware of and accept these risks and be responsible for their own actions and involvement.”
  • Must have the minimum equipment: Helmet, Harness, Belay device, 2 locking carabiners, climbing shoes, outdoor clothing suitable to the weather on the day.