The National Indoor Climbing Achievement Scheme (NICAS) is a UK wide scheme 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. It is open to all candidates aged 7 and upwards.
Every week thousands of people climb indoors and outdoors on purpose built artificial climbing walls. For many the climbing wall is their first introduction to the absorbing world of climbing.
The National Indoor Climbing Achievement Scheme will provide the structure and motivation for new climbers to develop their skills in order that they may gain the most out of their climbing as well as having their achievements recognised.
NICAS is also ideal in logging experience for GCSE P.E. or The Duke of Edinburgh Award. Ask at reception for more information on getting involved with NICAS at Dynamic Rock.
NICAS Level 1 – 2
Level 1 – 2 can be completed during our Young Climbers Club. Level 1 and 2 includes things like being able to descend from a route correctly, being able to put on your harness and helmet correctly, good behavior and you need to complete 10 climbs for Level 1 and 25 climbs for Level 2.
NICAS Level 3 – 5
Level 3 – 5 sessions have their own specialist sessions as we drop our ratios so that those on the levels get more time with the instructor and levels 3-5 take climbing to the next level! Including lead climbing, increasing your climbing grade and bouldering technique.
NICAS L3 – Fridays 6:30 – 8:00
NICAS L4 + – Saturdays 12:00 – 1:30