Learn to Climb During School Holidays with NICAS
(National Indoor Climbing Award Scheme)

Get qualified as a junior climber with NICAS (National Indoor Climbing Award Scheme) levels 1 & 2. Fun and exciting climbing courses for 8 to 18’s.

Children tend to learn to climb quite quickly. They have a natural ability to transfer body weight to their advantage whilst they are still developing their balance and coordination skills. What is important, too, is that children start climbing with a good understanding of the safety aspects, from using the equipment to warming-up correctly.

These junior climbing courses will teach your child all the fundamental movement techniques and how to keep safe within a roped climbing environment.

Course Content

  • Tie in to a climbing rope

  • Belaying and rope control

  • Safety in a climbing wall

  • Climbing movement techniques

  • Bouldering and spotting

  • Understanding of the climbing grade system

  • Experience using different equipment

  • All equipment hire included

Course Duration & Cost

NICAS level 1 course runs for 3 x 2-hour sessions (total of 6 hours). NICAS Level 2 runs for 4 x 2-hour sessions (total of 8 hours). Both are usually on consecutive days during the school holidays or on weekend days during term time.

Course Cost

  • NICAS Level 1 £68
    NICAS Level 2 £68

Once completed, depending on age and level of NICAS achieved (up to level 5), your child will then be able to climb with other junior climbers without the need for direct and experienced supervision, here at Boulder Shack and almost any other climbing wall in the UK.

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