Get Climbing is a social inclusion youth initiative funded and created by Mountaineering
Ireland (MI) in Dublin in 2017. It is aimed at engaging young people in disadvantaged areas
or circumstances into the sport of indoor and outdoor climbing.
The Cork Climbing Club initiated and piloted the Get Climbing Cork initiative in October 2021
in Awesome Walls Cork and coordinates it locally through a voluntary committee, with the
support of Mountaineering Ireland.
Through the initiative, young participants are introduced to rock climbing skills indoors and
outdoors with trained and qualified instructors. For those young people who develop a love
for the sport, our aim is to support them to expand their understanding of the sport and
support their access to climbing/career opportunities available to them in Ireland.
On occasion, young people may be accompanied on outings and supported by fully vetted
adult climbers volunteers from the Cork Climbing Club. Those volunteers have trained in
child safeguarding and are volunteering under the supervision of the instructors.
If you would like more information on the Get Climbing Cork initiative, please contact the
Cork Climbing Club on corkclimbingclub@gmail.com.