Cost: £75

Learn to climb at Leicester Outdoor Pursuits Centre

The National Indoor Climbing Award Scheme

Course Description

The National Indoor Climbing Award Scheme (NICAS) is a UK wide scheme designed to promote climbing development and accredit individual achievement on artificial climbing walls.

Level 1 Foundation Climber

This is the entry level for candidates who wish to learn basic climbing skills. This level focuses on a safety conscious attitude as much as climbing skills. It is designed to be achievable by any climber with aptitude whilst remaining under the supervision of an instructor at all times.

This course is a great starting point for people wishing to take up climbing.

Min age 8. No experience necessary. Please wear loose sports clothing. Payment required to secure a place, together with completed registration form.




Dates Include

The Level 1 course consists of 5 x 90 minute sessions. In order to succeed in this course, it is recommended that you attend all five dates, (however a minimum of 4 will see you complete the majority of the logbook)

  • Saturdays: 4th, 11th, 18th, 25th May and 1st June 1.30pm - 3pm. Course tutors: Steve Vincent & Bhvesh Ramji


  • Sundays: 4th, 11th, 18th and 25th August, 1st September 10.30am - 12pm. Course tutor: TBC
Minimum age

8

Maximum group size

8

Instructor ratio

1:8


Previous experience

Min age 8. No experience necessary. Please wear loose sports clothing. Payment required to secure a place, together with a completed Individual Consent Form


Learning outcomes
  • To develop climbing movement skills and improve levels of ability.
  • Learn about safe use of climbing equipment.
  • Gain awareness of safety rules and hazards.
  • Learn how tie a figure of 8 knot.
  • Be able climb and descend from a route correctly.
  • Belay other climbers under supervision

Typical session structure

90 minute physical activity based around the learning outcomes above


What to wear
  • Sensible footwear that is appropriate to the activity
  • Jogging Bottoms or leggings, no jeans.


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