For those aged 7-16, our Boulder Club is a great way for young people to start climbing.
As part of the National Indoor Bouldering Award Scheme (NIBAS), Boulder club is structured through a 5 level structure that starts with safe and simple bouldering and moves all the way up to high-performance climbing. Each level will take the youngster a little longer to complete than the previous one as it builds skills, knowledge, confidence and performance.
The candidate logbook costs £7.50 which needs to be purchased when the child is enrolled onto level 1 of the award.
If your child is coming to Boulder Club for the first time, we’d advise that you arrive 20 minutes earlier to watch our safety video and complete a registration form. You can make this more efficient by completing the form online here.
NIBAS is the perfect structure to lead young boulderers as they develop but is also great for DofE and other awards.
KIDS CLASSES 2019-20
Level 1 and Level 2 are open for bookings at any time – please scroll down if you wish to book these sessions.
|Session type||Dates||Block Length||Block booking|
on sale dates
on sale dates
|Block 1||17 Aug – 15 Sep 19||5 weeks||2 Jul||–|
|Block 2||21 Sep – 10 Nov 19||5 weeks||17 Sep||24 Sep|
|28-29 Sep 19||—||—||1 Sep|
|12-13 and 19-20 Oct 19||—||—||1 Sep|
|Block 3||16 Nov – 15 Dec 19||5 weeks||12 Nov||19 Nov|
|Block 4||4 Jan – 2 Feb 20||5 weeks||19 Dec||7 Jan|
|8-9 Feb 20||—||—||1 Sep|
|Block 5||15 Feb – 29 Mar 20||5 weeks||6 Feb||18 Feb|
|29 Feb – 1 Mar 20||—||—||TBC|
|21-22 Feb 20||—||—||TBC|
|4-5 and 11-12 Apr 20||—||—||TBC|
|Block 6||18 Apr – 17 May 20||5 weeks||7 Apr||21 Apr|
Late May bank holiday
|Block 7||30 May – 28 Jun 20||5 weeks||21 May||2 Jun|
Please note that current attenders of NIBAS level 3 or 4 will be sent a direct link to re-book places on the next block – this link will be emailed on the morning of the block booking on-sale date.