Pebbles - Ages 4-6: This hour long session shows little ones are natural climbers! Climbing for fun means you introduce your child to climbing in a safe & controlled environment. Small supervised groups & lots of climbing games gives them great confidence & they'll want to come back again & again!
NICAS Junior Rock Club - Ages 7+: Our Junior climbing programme is accredited by the National Indoor Climbing Award Scheme and your child's progress is tracked in a logbook. Watch them develop into a fully independent climber with this exciting new Olympic Sport. The club is progressive, social & great fun too - learn more below.
Para Climbing: We have a wealth of experience and passion for delivering climbing for everyone and are able to work with participants who use chairs, have visual, hearing or cognitive impairments, or have additional learning needs.
With the full range of minimal to full physical support although many climbers can compensate for their disabilities through a mixture of balance, ingenuity, practice and sheer determination!
If you think you could never get up our spectacular walls then think again! Our 1 hour Introduction to Climbing is JUST £10 and the perfect way for all ages to give climbing a go and have a mini adventure.
Climbing will build your child's confidence and we can guarantee they'll have a great time!
If you're looking for more of a one off weekend or after school treat then it's all about the Rock Box - fast paced and funky climbing challenges!
This is where we teach children how to get off the ground! Basic skills like putting on a harness, tying in with correct knots, belaying and lowering off and a good awareness of safety rules are all covered in a sociable club setting.
Moving young climbers on from the basics our qualified instructors promote good practice in climbing and bouldering unsupervised on an artificial wall. There is loads of climbing and coaching on good technique which really builds improvement in the sport.
Here our young climbers start getting more advanced, developing technique and movement skills to make them more proficient in the sport of top roping and bouldering. This gives young climbers the knowledge and skill to climb and belay safely at any climbing facility (unsupervised or with back up) and do so in a responsible manner. Achievement at this level is broadly equivalent to a pass at GCSE!
Climbing, climbing, climbing! This top level award focuses on improving performance, a deeper understanding of climbing systems and the wider world of climbing. Climbers of this level with be invited to try out for the High Sports Development Squad and the best climbers with compete nationally and internationally with our Youth Climbing Squad.
Climbers will be demonstrating the techniques they have learnt, reading routes and learning more advanced climbing skills. Climbing is a great community and at this point we begin to ask them to share their knowledge and capability with newer climbers in their group. This level concentrates ont he skills required to lead climb proficiently and is aimed and developing a self-motivated climber. We want to see a wide range of skills and a high level of competence, with a desire to progress by identifying and setting goals.
If you're child is climbing at a high standard and are keen to join our climbing Squads then please talk to staff in your centre about how that can be achieved.
We have a great track record with our Squads in competition with podiums in national competitions, Team GB selections and international competitors.
Once a young climber has worked their way into being an independent climber the wall is their climbing oyster! As an independent climber they can come to the wall to practice any time. Most of our Junior Rock Club enjoy climbing with their friends and family for many many many years – it’s a life long skill, hobby or sport!