Learn to Climb – NIBAS

What is NIBAS?

NIBAS stands for National Indoor Bouldering Award Scheme and is a UK-wide scheme designed to promote climbing development  through structured learning and accredit individual achievement. It’s a starting point for people wishing to take up climbing, from novice to experienced, and starts from age 8 at HarroWall.

NIBAS at HarroWall

We will run NIBAS sessions on a half term basis, in accordance with local school half terms. These will take place after school during the weekdays and over weekends. Sessions will be 75 minutes long, instructor led and with a maximum group size of 6. Age groups are 7 – 11 and 12+.

Please note that there will be a one off payment of £11 for the NIBAS Logbook and folder on the very first session. This logbook and folder then stays with the participant as they move through the scheme during each class and term.

All other equipment hire is included in the course price.

More about NIBAS

NIBAS runs from Level 1 through to Level 5. Level 1 is the initial first steps for any would be climber and is perfect for those new to the sport and wanting to learn what bouldering is as a physical activity and how to use a bouldering wall safely.

NIBAS is a young persons first step into a new life sport; one that’s rapidly growing and is having it’s benefits continually proved, benefits being:

  • Mental Challenge: working out the best route to climb
  • an Achievement: when you get there!
  • Workout: an all-over body workout, accessible yet challenging

With the sport as an addition to Olympic Sports for 2020, it’s evident that for climbing the only way is up!

If you’d like some more information about NIBAS, please visit www.nicas.co.uk