Youth Climbing Clubs


Youth climbing clubs provide the ideal environment for keen young climbers. Youth climbing clubs foster the development of climbing skill and techniques. Youth climbing clubs facilitate young climbers to experience a wide variety of climbing, from weekly indoor climbing sessions, weekend excursions out on the rock and even the occasional trip to a foreign climbing destination. Most of all though youth climbing clubs allow young climbers to share in each others passion for their sport and to encourage each others progression. 

Youth climbing clubs are almost always run on an entirely voluntary basis. Older climbers give of their time and experience to help the new generation of climbers develop their skills. Parents play a key role in youth climbing clubs also. Parents are often encouraged to actively engage in the the club in many capacities. 

There are a number of youth climbing clubs associated with Mountaineering Ireland. Contact details for these clubs are listed below. 

Cork Youth Climbing Club

Contact: John Murphy
Telephone: 0872495325

Dublin Cliffhangers Climbing Club

Contact: Stephen Gray
Telephone: 0872237586

Evolution Climbing Club


Goya Gang

Contact: Fiona Fitzpatrick
Telephone: 0872263053

Hanging Rockers Climbing Club

Contact: Paul Speight
Telephone: 07502007986

Hotrock Climbing Club

Contact: Sabine Woods

Midleton Climbing Club

Contact: Terence Hoare

Northern Ireland Youth Climbing Team

Contact: Paula Monaghan
Website: www.niyct.com

North West Youth Climbing Team

Contact: Julie Winfield
Telephone: 00447738833533

Winders Climbing Club

Contact: Terry O Connor
Telephone: 0868578833

For more information on youth climbing clubs please contact Mountaineering Ireland.

Mountaineering Ireland Youth Development Coordinator - Anne Kane

Telephone: +44 (0)28 43725354