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Galway Climbing Co-Op is a members only not for profit Mountaineering Ireland club and open to all bouldering enthusiasts to join independent of their climbing level. All membership fees etc. are put back into the development of the club. We are not open to the general public but if you would like to try us you can do a trial session

There is a long tradition of climbing and bouldering in Ireland. However, climbing and bouldering strongly depend on weather conditions, which are often not ideal the west of Ireland. To enjoy this sport year round, and to improve bouldering skills, an indoor wall is essential. And this is where we come in.

Typically, bouldering does not involve climbing very high. Climbing is on large boulders or traversing rock faces.

Indoor bouldering is done without ropes and harnesses performed above a safety mat on the floor.

Bouldering is a very social activity and is non-competitive in nature. Male and female, young and old and people of differing abilities can all boulder together happily.

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Level 5 Restrictions

Following MI advice we will have to close the co-op during the Level 5 restrictions ☹️. Members can still book a slot until Wednesday evening. All memberships will be frozen from then until Level 5 ends In addition we will not be accepting new memberships until the level 5 restrictions end.

Level 3 Restrictions

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Coop open again!

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Vivid 19 update

Due to the ongoing restrictions in place the co-op will remain closed until further notice. Once the situation changes we will issue a further statement. Stay healthy, sane and psyched for climbing again when this is all over…

COVID-19 virus update

In line with the commercial walls and other co-ops in the country, Galway Climbing Coop will be closing effective immediately until at least the end of March. To keep up your training there are lots of home training ideas online, (more are being added as coaches respond to the crisis) For those who need to […]

COVID-19 virus update

In light of the COVID-19 virus situation, the coop would urge all members to follow proper hand hygiene procedures at the coop. Wash your hands thoroughly before your climbing session and afterwards. At the moment we will not be cancelling trials or shutting the coop, but we will be following any HSE/ Government advice and […]

Climbing Development Guidelines document consultation

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