National Indoor Climbing Award Scheme (NICAS), Extreme Ventures is now an approved and accredited centre to provide Levels 1 - 3 NICAS offering a nationally recognised program to all abilities. This award is transferrable throughout the UK to recognised indoor climbing facilities.
NICAS is a UK-wide schemes designed to promote climbing development and accredit individual achievement on artificial climbing structures. They're a starting point for people wishing to take up climbing and mountaineering, from novice to experienced, starting from age 7.
NICAS is a "climbing" award which involves climbing with ropes and harnesses. This is usually done with two people, one climbing, and one holding the rope and lowering the climber (the belayer). Belaying techniques are a key part of NICAS.
NICAS has five progressive levels of award for complete novices to expert climbers. The scheme is split into two parts and takes a minimum of 60 hours to complete Levels 1 to 3 Extreme Ventures Brighton and Hove Climbing Wall are accredited to complete Part 1 Levels 1 to 3.
Extreme Ventures Brighton Indoor Climbing are accredited to offer the following:
1. New Climber
An entry level aimed at novices that recognises their ability to climb safely under supervision.
2. Foundation Climber
Aimed at promoting good practice in climbing and bouldering unsupervised on an artificial wall.
3. Technical Climber
A more advanced top-roping and bouldering award that focusses on developing technique and movement skills. This is aimed at ensuring a candidate possesses the knowledge and skill to climb and belay safely at any climbing facility (whether or not under supervision or with back-up) and operate in a responsible manner. Achievement at this level is broadly equivalent to a pass at GCSE.
When you register with Extreme Ventures Limited NICAS Programe you receive a logbook for Levels 1-3. You will be awarded with a certificate as you pass each level. Extreme Ventures will award the certificate on behalf of the ABCTT.
Extreme Ventures will progress each individual on basic roped climbing skills whilst developing everyone at their own pace with more advanced climbing skills and technical rope work.
With access to technically challenging climbs of every grade we are able to offer nationally accredited courses which are formulated to work at each individuals own learning capability, allowing for all levels & abilities to gain extensive climbing skills with a qualified instructor who is experienced enough to adjust their teaching skills to suit each person’s learning requirements. Our courses will enable you to learn new climbing skills whilst gaining communications skills, confidence, team work, and a sense of achievement and self-satisfaction.
All prices include Insurance, Fully Qualified, Experienced & CRB Checked Instructor, Equipment, and entrance/hire fees.
All activities have been risk assessed and include Emergency Action and Operating Procedures. Extreme Ventures fully complies with regulating bodies including Health and Safety, National Governing Bodies and Adventure Activity Licensing Authority
Open 7 Days a week
Indoor Climbing Wall Opening Hours:
Monday - Friday 10:00-22:00
Saturday & Sunday 10:00 - 18:00
Closed Bank Holidays
Advanced bookings only
Outdoor Activity Operating Hours:
Summer 10:00 - 22:00
Winter 10:00 - 16:00
Open Bank Holidays
Our outdoor closing time is dependent on the start time of your session and booking in advance.
Office Opening Hours
10:00 - 22:00
Freelance Staff Required
Harrison Rocks, Groombridge Outdoor Climbing.
Brighton Indoor Climbing Wall Stanley Deason Leisure Centre.
Freelance Staff required for mostly weekend work, occasional weekday work.
Are you looking for a great place to work in exciting, adventurous surroundings with excellent personal climbing on your doorstep!
Outdoor Climbing Instructors are based near Tunbridge Wells at Harrison Rocks.
Indoor Climbing instructors required at our indoor climbing wall in Brighton at the Stanley Deason Leisure Centre.
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