A young girl climbing on a Flashpoint indoor climbing wall.A group of children climbing at a bouldering centreA young boy starting a bouldering training at Flashpoint Cardiff.
A young girl climbing on a Flashpoint indoor climbing wall.A group of children climbing at a bouldering centreA young boy starting a bouldering training at Flashpoint Cardiff.

NICAS: Drop-in

£17.50 per person
Book now

NICAS: Drop-in sessions are a great way to keep up your bouldering during the school holidays!  Kids will be in a small group with a coach who will guide the group through NICAS skills and techniques that can be used both on and off the wall. Climbing is fantastic for agility, balance and co-ordination skills, as well as confidence and problem solving abilities! Many kids who boulder learn abilities for life and continue the sport into adulthood!

These sessions are for young climbers looking to work through the NICAS scheme and progress their climbing skills outside of their term time sessions. You must already be part of our sessions to join. For more information on how to join check our NICAS level 1 sessions.

The session is made up of warm up games, skills coaching and open climbing in our world class bouldering wall.

We offer taster sessions to give climbing a go or Drop-ins; available as top up sessions to regular term time sessions to finish levels or keep things flexible without booking a 6 week term.

Price includes gear hire, but not the log-book or enrolment in NICAS Bouldering scheme. The log-book and NICAS Bouldering enrolment comes free with any 6-week term booking.

 

 

Ratio

1:6

Ages

7-15 yrs

Extra

Shoe hire included

Duration

1hr

General Info
NICAS CLIMBING
pLAN YOUR VISIT
Cancellations

This session runs only during school holidays. You must already be enrolled on a NICAS course to participate.

NICAS drop-ins are ideal for getting your climbing in outside of term time or bulking out your NICAS book before finishing a level. Taster sessions are perfect for giving our NICAS groups a go or just having fun. NICAS drop-ins are ideal for getting your climbing in outside of term time or bulking out your NICAS book before finishing a level. NICAS drop-ins are mixed ability; our instructors will adapt sessions to provide skills and techniques relevant to a child’s individual NICAS level and age.

Participants: There will be up to 6 people on these sessions.

Ages: 7 years minimum, 15 years maximum.

Location: Flashpoint Cardiff

Parking: There is plenty of parking at Freemans Parc and the car park has no time limit or closing hours.

Please Arrive 10 Minutes Early: it takes time to fit your climbing shoes, check your paperwork, etc, etc before your session starts.

What is NICAS Climbing?

NICAS Climbing is a UK-wide scheme 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 Climbing has five progressive levels of award for complete novices to expert climbers. The scheme is split into two parts and takes a minimum of 80 hours to complete Levels 1 to 4 and an additional year to complete Level 5. Part one contains Levels 1 to 3 and part two contains Levels 4 and 5.

Flashpoint Juniors 7-11 and 11+ follow NICAS levels 1 – 4. Our Academy and Competition squad follows NICAS level 5.

Please arrive 10 minutes early – it takes a little time to check your paperwork and get your shoes fitted.

Getting here: We are easy to get to via car, train, or on foot. Find us on google maps Here

Parking: There is plenty of parking at Freemans Parc and the car park has no time limit or closing hours.

What to wear: Wear loose comfortable clothing (what you would wear to the gym). It can be a little chilly in the winter, so make sure you have some warm clothes. However, you will warm up while climbing – wearing ‘layers’ that can be added or removed as required is ideal. Please bring some thin socks to wear with the climbing shoes.

Lockers: We have free to use lockers, which require your own padlocks (available at reception).  However we cannot take responsibility for your valuables, so ideally do not bring anything of significant value to the centre.

Café: We have a great café serving coffee, cake and soft drinks.

Gift Vouchers: Please book using your voucher by calling us on 029 2233 7227 or booking in person.

You can cancel your bookings so long as you give us reasonable notice. This is different depending on what type of session you have booked.

Single Sessions: 72 hrs notice required
Parties: 7 days notice required.
Term Bookings: 7 days notice required (from the first session)

Contact Us to cancel or change your booking.

This session runs only during school holidays. You must already be enrolled on a NICAS course to participate.

NICAS drop-ins are ideal for getting your climbing in outside of term time or bulking out your NICAS book before finishing a level. Taster sessions are perfect for giving our NICAS groups a go or just having fun. NICAS drop-ins are ideal for getting your climbing in outside of term time or bulking out your NICAS book before finishing a level. NICAS drop-ins are mixed ability; our instructors will adapt sessions to provide skills and techniques relevant to a child’s individual NICAS level and age.

Participants: There will be up to 6 people on these sessions.

Ages: 7 years minimum, 15 years maximum.

Location: Flashpoint Cardiff

Parking: There is plenty of parking at Freemans Parc and the car park has no time limit or closing hours.

Please Arrive 10 Minutes Early: it takes time to fit your climbing shoes, check your paperwork, etc, etc before your session starts.

What is NICAS Climbing?

NICAS Climbing is a UK-wide scheme 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 Climbing has five progressive levels of award for complete novices to expert climbers. The scheme is split into two parts and takes a minimum of 80 hours to complete Levels 1 to 4 and an additional year to complete Level 5. Part one contains Levels 1 to 3 and part two contains Levels 4 and 5.

Flashpoint Juniors 7-11 and 11+ follow NICAS levels 1 – 4. Our Academy and Competition squad follows NICAS level 5.

Please arrive 10 minutes early – it takes a little time to check your paperwork and get your shoes fitted.

Getting here: We are easy to get to via car, train, or on foot. Find us on google maps Here

Parking: There is plenty of parking at Freemans Parc and the car park has no time limit or closing hours.

What to wear: Wear loose comfortable clothing (what you would wear to the gym). It can be a little chilly in the winter, so make sure you have some warm clothes. However, you will warm up while climbing – wearing ‘layers’ that can be added or removed as required is ideal. Please bring some thin socks to wear with the climbing shoes.

Lockers: We have free to use lockers, which require your own padlocks (available at reception).  However we cannot take responsibility for your valuables, so ideally do not bring anything of significant value to the centre.

Café: We have a great café serving coffee, cake and soft drinks.

Gift Vouchers: Please book using your voucher by calling us on 029 2233 7227 or booking in person.

You can cancel your bookings so long as you give us reasonable notice. This is different depending on what type of session you have booked.

Single Sessions: 72 hrs notice required
Parties: 7 days notice required.
Term Bookings: 7 days notice required (from the first session)

Contact Us to cancel or change your booking.

Booking Form

Back to the top

Not Working?Open in a new tab