A climbing club for 9 to 14 year olds. Sessions run Monday and Tuesday evenings from 5pm to 6.30pm. N4 Juniors follow the National Indoor Climbing Award Scheme (NICAS) syllabus.
A climbing club for 15 to 17 years old climbers. Sessions run Monday evenings from 6.45pm to 8.15pm.
The National Indoor Climbing Award Scheme (NICAS)
NICAS is designed to introduce new and young climbers to climbing on artificial climbing walls in a series of five levels of increasing technical skill and knowledge. The scheme is administered by the Association of British Climbing Walls Training Trust (ABCTT) and is endorsed by the British Mountaineering Council. The scheme provides structure and motivates new climbers to develop their skills so that they get the most out of their climbing as well and have their achievements recognised.
Aims of scheme:
to learn climbing rope-work and how to use equipment safely
to develop climbing movement skills and improve levels of ability
to develop risk assessment and management skills in the sport
to develop teamwork and trust with climbing partners
Enrolment into N4 Climbing is per term. Fees are payable in advance, twice per term.
2013-14 term dates (inclusive) and costs:
Autumn term: 9/10 Sept to 21/22 Oct (£140) then 4/5 Nov to 16/17 Dec, (£140) Spring term: 6/7 Jan to 10/11 Feb (£120) then 24/25 Feb to 31 Mar/1 Apr, (£120) Summer term: 28/29 Apr to 19/20 May (£80) then 2/3 Jun to 14/15 Jul, (£140)
£5 NICAS Part 1 registration fee (including a 16 page booklet and any certificates achieved) for Levels 1 and 2.
£9 NICAS Part 2 registration fee (including a binder with a 16 page log book and any certificates achieved) for Levels 3 and 4.
In the run up to the Castle’s Arctic themed Christmas party being held on Saturday 14th December, we’re holding a raffle, with some great prizes on offer to the lucky winners. To stand a chance to win one of the following prizes all you have to do is part with £2 and buy a raffle ticket.
The raffle is being held in aid of Greenpeace’s Save the Arctic campaign. To find out more please take a look at our blog
Christmas Opening Hours
Tue 24 Dec 10pm - 6pm
Wed 25 Dec Closed
Thu 26 Dec Closed
Fri 27 Dec 10am - 10pm
Sat 28 Dec 10am - 7pm
Sun 29 Dec 10am - 7pm
Mon 30 Dec 10am - 10pm
Tue 31 Dec 10am - 6pm
Wed 01 Jan 10am - 6pm Thu 02 Jan Normal Opening Hrs
No Session running between Tues 24th Dec and Wed 1st Jan. The Session will run as normal from Thurs 2nd Jan.
The first 2014 Women with Altitude bouldering session will run on Mon 6th Jan.