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National Indoor Climbing Achievement Scheme

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.

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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 Association of British Climbing Walls (ABC) is concerned that high standards should be encouraged early on in a participant’s climbing career so that both safety and enjoyment can be maximised to the full.

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.

Newcastle Climbing Centre is a Primary centre for NICAS, for more information and bookings please contact reception

Visit NICAS Website

2017 Course Dates

SPA assessment

27th & 28th February

CWA refresher course / preparing for assessment

4th March

CWA training

2nd, 7th & 9th March (evenings 6-10pm)

CWLA training (Lead climbing module)

6th & 7th March (mornings 9-12)

CWA assessment

3rd March

Winter Skills Weekend

4th & 5th March Cairngorms

CWLA training (Lead climbing module)

22nd & 23rd March (evenings)

SPA training

25th & 26th March

CWA refresher course / preparing for assessment.

1st April

CWA assessment

7th April

CWA training

27th April, 4th & 11th May

(evenings 6-10pm)

Outdoor Climber 1 (Learn to lead)

29th April

Outdoor Climber 1 (Learn to lead)

13th May

Classic Lakeland Rock

16th, 17th & 18th May

Honister Via Ferrata and Mine trip

19th May

CWA training

1st, 8th & 15th June (evenings 6-10pm)

CWA refresher course / preparing for assessment.

3rd June

CWA assessment

10th March

SPA refresher / preparing for assessment

14th June

SPA assessment

22nd & 23rd June

Outdoor skills - setting up top ropes at local crags

24th June

Courses and Qualifications Enquiry

Please Complete all relevant areas of the form below to request a call back from our team to begin the course booking process. *Please note - completing this form does not confirm or make a booking, you will be contacted by a member of our team who will complete your booking either via email or on the phone* You can contact us directly on 0191 265 6060 or at enquiries@newcastleclimbingcentre.co.uk
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