Our Climbing Clubs are for children and young people over the age of 7 keen to get more out of their climbing.
These are progressive climbing development courses using the National Indoor Climbing Award Scheme (NICAS) and the National Indoor Bouldering Award Scheme (NIBAS).
This UK wide scheme is designed to promote climbing development and accredit individual achievement on artificial climbing structures. It can be used as a starting point for people wishing to take up climbing and mountaineering.
The Scheme comprises five levels of award and takes a minimum of 100 hours to complete in its entirety.
Even though we use NICAS and NIBAS to provide structure and accreditation for the young climbers, our emphasis is on them enjoying the sport and developing their climbing ability:
- to develop climbing movement skills and improve levels of ability
- to learn climbing rope-work and how to use equipment appropriately
- to work as a team, communicate with, and trust a climbing partner
- to provide a structure for development, motivation and improved performance
- to develop an understanding of the sport, its history and future challenges
- to provide a record of personal achievement
- to point the way to further disciplines and challenges in climbing beyond the scheme.
The clubs run during term time in six week blocks, on weekends and after school