NICAS Bouldering (8-16s)
NICAS Bouldering is a great way for young people to start climbing. NICAS is the National Indoor Climbing Award Scheme.
Our classes work 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 NICAS classes 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.
NICAS is the perfect structure to lead young boulderers as they develop but is also great for DofE and other awards. If your child would prefer to attend roped climbing classes, we run these at The Prop Store in Maryhill.
Youth Climbers Club
Youth Climbers club is a chilled class for young people aged 13 and up to come along and receive some pointers from an instructor. They are welcome to bring their NICAS Logbooks if they wish. When we are able to restart the youth climbers club, bookable sessions will appear in the widget below.
|Block Number||Block Dates||Block bookings go live||Single session bookings go live|
|Block 1 (7 weeks)||20/08/22 – 08/10/22*||03/08/2022||22/08/2022|
|Block 2 (8 weeks)||29/10/22 – 17/12/22||19/10/2022||31/10/2022|
|Block 3 (5 weeks)||07/01/23 – 04/02/23||21/12/2022||09/01/2023|
|Block 4 (6 weeks)||18/02/23 – 25/03/23||08/02/2023||20/02/2023|
|Block 5 (7 weeks)||22/04/23 – 17/06/23**||29/03/2023||24/04/2023|
Please note, there will be a break for various holidays in between blocks. Timings for when sessions are on break are below. Sessions run on Saturdays and Sundays.
September weekend: 24/09/2022 & 25/09/2022
October break: 15/10/2022 – 22/10/2022
Christmas break: 24/12/2022 – 31/12/2022
Mid-term break: 11/02/2023 – 12/02/2023
Easter break: 01/04/2023 – 15/04/2023
May holiday: 29/04/2023 & 30/04/2023
May weekend: 27/05/2023 & 28/05/2023
If you would like to be kept informed about kids classes and holiday activities, please sign up here to receive emails. You can unsubscribe anytime.PLEASE NOTE: 16-17 year olds can join as a TCA member and climb independently. They just need to watch a safety video and complete an online registration form.