YES Outdoors

Youth Encouragement Scheme


National Indoor Climbing Achievement Scheme (NICAS)

It is one of our aims that the young people we mentor work towards the National Indoor Climbing Achievement Scheme (NICAS) syllabus.

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 aims to accredit achievement in climbing and to provide a structure for development in the sport and focuses on skills, knowledge and safety. It requires the gaining of logged experience for completion.

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