Joining Criteria

Dublin Cliffhangers is Youth Climbing Club based in Awesome Walls Dublin (AWD) and the Dublin Climbing Centre (DCC).

The Club is open to young climbers that are competent and wish to improve their climbing ability, prepare for competitive climbing and climb outdoors on real rocks. Please click Membership Assessment Criteria to view the membership criteria.

When a youth member joins the club a parents must also join to help supervise and belay, they can even climb if they wish but that is not mandatory. All adult members will be required to complete the Mountaineering Ireland Garda Vetting process to join the club.

The club meets on a Monday and Thursday nights in Awesome Walls and climbs with the Awesome Academy as well as Mondays in DCC climbing with the scheduled children’s coaching.

One of the main aims of the Club is to get children climbing outdoors on real rock so we climb outdoors in the climbing season (approx March – September) weather permitting and visit other indoor climbing venues in the closed season.

Mountaineering Ireland (MI)

The Club is affiliated to Mountaineering Ireland, the representative body for walkers and climbers in Ireland, and all members of the club will be registered with them. The club fee, which is set on a yearly basis, includes individuals registration to Mountaineering Ireland.


If you wish to become a member of the club the following forms need to be completes: (links to MI site)

When you have completed the forms above please return to Hugh McLain (Club’s Children’s Officer) at the next session with relevant original and copies of valid identification. If you need any assitance completing the form please let us know using the Contact Us Page.


Looking forward to climbing with you soon.
The Committee