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The Ascenders NICAS Club Age 8 - 16

ASCENDERS ASSEMBLE....... If you are serious about climbing and want to reach new heights, why not join our fantastic club. The Ascenders are taught using the fantastic NICAS training programme and we teach levels 1-4 from the centre.

What is NICAS?

The National Indoor Climbing Award 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.  Full details of the scheme can be found on their own website - CLICK HERE

How do I join?

Simple, you can book on to any 'Ascenders Assemble' course to begin your training.  This is a 2 part intensive course to get participants up to speed with Level 1 of the NICAS scheme before joining in the main club.  The course runs on consecutive days (normally at the same time) and all kit and logbooks are included.

Parents and Guardians: You must fully understand the responsibilities of peer climbing and belaying and are willing to accept the risks on behalf of the participant - we are more than happy to chat through all of these with you before commencing.  Joining the NICAS scheme is optional, but highly recommended as a framework to chart progression and logbooks can be purchased from reception.

Upcoming Course Dates: (nb: the date shown is for part 1 with part 2 running the next day)

Saturday  29-Dec-2018  -  Ascenders Assemble Course 3pm ( 6 places available )

Saturday  05-Jan-2019  -  Ascenders Assemble Course 11am ( 4 places available )

Saturday  19-Jan-2019  -  Ascenders Assemble Course 11am ( 6 places available )

Saturday  02-Feb-2019  -  Ascenders Assemble Course 10.30am ( 6 places available )

Saturday  16-Feb-2019  -  Ascenders Assemble Course 11am ( 6 places available )

Thursday  21-Feb-2019  -  Ascenders Assemble Course 3pm ( 6 places available )

After school club sessions

Our club sessions run every weekday (and throughout the holidays) and run for approx. 90 minutes each.  All safety equipment is provided and rock shoes can be hired from reception if required (recommended for Level 2 and above).  We do encourage participants to purchase their own PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) for Level 3 and beyond. 

NICAS Level 2 sessions run Monday and Wednesday 5.30pm

NICAS Level 3 session run Tuesdays and Thursdays 5.30pm (Level 3+ also runs Thursdays 5.30pm as part of same session)


Ascenders Xtreme sessions

For those working on the latter part of NICAS level 4 and Level 5, our new session is for those really pushing their climbing technique and ability.  NICAS Level 4 is all about lead climbing and participants can be introduced to the techniques and risks that are involved - but they MUST complete a learn2lead course at the centre before we allow them to continue lead climbing on their own.

Xtreme Sessions (NICAS Level 3+ and 4) run Friday 5.30pm

Sundays - Ascenders Club OPEN session

Due to popularity for our Sunday morning session, we are making the Ascenders Club open to all candidates to attend between 9.30am and 1.30pm.  The session will be supervised by our team and everyone can climb/boulder as much or as little as they want during the morning, practicing techniques and logging climbs in their logbooks.  Please note that children will be restricted to climbing within their ability and age for obvious safety reasons and our coaches will inform each member of what these parameters are at the time.

Sunday Coaching

If you require some additional coaching, we run seperate hour long sessions throughout the morning for those needing assessment and logbooks completed.  This can be booked through the calendar as normal.

9.30am and 12.30pm  - Level 2

11am and 1pm  - Level 3

11.30am Level 4

Ascenders Club Membership 

£70 - 6 after school sessions*, FREE coaching on Sundays, FREE entry to Sundays Open Session, FREE entry to the centre anytime to climb and boulder

£110 - 10 after school sessions*, FREE coaching on Sundays, FREE entry to Sundays Open Session, FREE entry to the centre anytime to climb and boulder

* the membership lasts 6 months OR to whenever the last session is redeemed.

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Price: Club Session £12.50, Ascenders Assemble Course £35

To book a session, simply click on a session you wish to attend and reserve your places. You will need to select the total number of places you wish to reserve as each booking can only be made with one email address. Payment for sessions are collected on arrival unless prompted otherwise. All sessions are on the calendar or listed individually below.


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Instructor Led Sessions

Activities for children begin with our Kids Sessions and Mini Rockers sessions, as a great way to encourage their love for the sport. These fun and exciting sessions can be enjoyed by complete beginners, or those who just want a taster of what climbing is all about.

The Rock Starz and Ascenders Clubs are our climbing academy for kids to learn new skills and build confidence.

Know which session is right for you? Simply click on the session you want BELOW, choose which one you want to join and reserve your places!


Christmas Holiday Schedule 2018

A full schedule of instructor led sessions coming up this Chrismas - Friday 21th December to 6th January and our extended opening hours too. Opening times Feel free to drop in anytime and purchase a day ticket  read more

October Half Term Schedule

A full schedule of instructor led sessions coming up this Half Term and our extended opening hours too. Opening times Feel free to drop in anytime and purchase a day ticket to use the centre for as long as you  read more


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