NICAS Scheme

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What is it?

The National Indoor Climbing Award Scheme (NICAS) is a UK wide scheme providing a structured and motivating approach to climbing within an indoor setting. Candidates work through 5 levels and is transferable through to GCSE P.E.

How does NICAS work?

The scheme comprises of five levels aimed at complete novices to expert climbers aged 7 and above. Upon registering with us candidates will receive their very own logbook where they can log their experience and achievements. After achieving each level they are awarded with a shiny new certificate!

A brief summary of the levels are as follows-

  1. Foundation Climber
    An entry level aimed at novices that recognises their ability to climb safety under supervision.
  2. Top Rope Climber 
    Aimed at promoting good practice in climbing and bouldering unsupervised on an artificial wall.
  3. Technical Climber
    A more advanced top roping and bouldering level that focuses on developing technique and movement skills.
  4. Lead Climber
    Concentrates on the skills required to both lead climb and belay a lead climber.
  5. Advanced Climber
    The top level that focuses on improving performance, a deeper understanding of climbing systems and the wider world of climbing.

How Much Does NICAS Cost?

The cost of a logbook is £5 for level 1-2 combined and £8 for levels 3-5 combined.

NICAS CLimbing Videos Download:

Click on the link to download the worksheet: Climbing Videos

For more information on the scheme please visit the official NICAS website.If you have any further questions regarding NICAS at Redpoint please send us an email or call to speak to a friendly member of staff.