NICAS sessions are designed for development and progression in an indoor climbing environment.

For participants aged 7+. Participants must be registered with the NICAS scheme to attend the sessions. These sessions are not for people wanting to climb as a ‘one off’. All sessions are subject to availability.

At the end of each level you will be required to go through an assessment with a member of our team. If passed, you will receive a certificate and then move on to the next level of your NICAS scheme. The aim of the scheme is to:

  • Develop climbing movement skills and improve levels of ability.
  • Learn climbing rope-work and how to use equipment appropriately.
  • Develop risk assessment and risk management skills in the sport.
  • Work as a team, communicate with, and trust a climbing partner.
  • Provide a structure for development, motivation and improve performance.
  • Develop an understanding of the sport, its history and future challenges.
  • Provide a record of personal achievement.
  • To point the way to further disciplines and challenges in climbing beyond the scheme.

The scheme comprises five levels of award aimed at complete novices to expert climbers. For further information on the NICAS scheme please see the NICAS website. For further information about NICAS at XC please speak to one of our instructors.

NICAS COURSES (From March 1st 2018)

Monday 5.00pm – 6.30pm 1 & 2 7 – 12 years only
6.30pm – 8.00pm 1 & 2 13+
Tuesday 5.00pm – 6.30pm 3 7 – 12 years only
6.30pm – 8.00pm 3 13+
Wednesday 5.00pm – 6.30pm Social Climb
6.30pm – 8.00pm 3 13+
Thursday 5.00pm – 6.30pm 4 13+
6.30pm – 8.00pm 4 13+
6.00pm – 8.00pm XC Squad
Sunday 10.00am – 11.30am 1 & 2 7 – 12 years only
11.30am – 1.00pm 3 7 – 12 years only
1.00pm – 2.30pm Social Climb
2.30pm – 4.00pm 3 13+
4.00pm – 5.30pm 1 & 2 13+
4.00pm – 5.30pm 4 13+