Summer NICAS & NIBAS sessions for young climbers.

During the school summer holidays, we will be running additional climbing sessions every week for all young climbers enrolled on NICAS (the National Indoor Climbing Award Scheme).

These fully instructed climbing sessions are ideal for young climbers looking to gain more experience, develop their climbing skills and improve their overall climbing ability in an informative and progressive environment. Attending is also a great way for young climbers to meet new climbing friends.

You don’t need to be enrolled at Beacon Climbing Centre to attend – anyone visiting the area but already registered with NICAS is welcome to join in too!

NICAS sessions.

  • Great Apes (ages 7-10) – every Wednesday 4.00pm – 5.30pm.

  • Rockhoppers (ages 11-17) & Young Leaders (NICAS Level 4+) – every Thursday 4.00pm – 5.30pm.

  • All sessions £10 / person.

Spaces are limited so book early to avoid disappointment
Please bring your NICAS logbook if it is not held at Beacon.


NIBAS sessions.

Additionally, for young climbers who prefer to boulder rather than climb routes, or who are already registered on the National Indoor Bouldering Award Scheme (NIBAS), our weekly instructed bouldering sessions will continue to operate as usual throughout the summer holidays.

  • NIBAS (age 7-17) – every Monday: 5:00pm – 6:30pm.

  • After School Bouldering (age 10-17) – every Tuesday 4:00pm – 5:00pm.

  • Bouldering Club (age 10-17) – every Saturday 10:00am – 11.30am.