Developing Climbers from 7yrs+

PRICE: £169.00 (10 sessions across a school term)*



*By booking onto the course you will be committing to a term of weekly climbing sessions in advance. Sessions are non-refundable and non-transferable.


The Nest is a newly accredited NIBAS centre (National Indoor Bouldering Award Scheme), and from next term we will be providing levels 1-3 of the national curriculum. Log books help keep track of progress, and key learning objectives across 5 seperate levels help develop all facets of climbing ability. 



  • Develop climbing movement skills and improve levels of ability

  • Develop risk assessment and risk management skills in the sport

  • Work as a team, communicate with, and trust other boulderers

  • Provide a structure for development, motivation and improved performance

  • Develop an understanding of the sport, its history and ethics

  • Provide a record of personal achievement

  • Point the way to further disciplines and challenges in climbing beyond the scheme.

NIBAS Levels & Progression

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

1. New Boulderer
An entry level award for candidates who wish to learn what bouldering is as a physical activity and how to use a bouldering wall safely.

2. Foundation Boulderer
Aimed at helping the candidate to understand how a bouldering wall works, and basic preparation and control while bouldering, with an introduction to equipment and movement skills.

3. Competent Boulderer
Corresponding to most bouldering–only centres’ “membership” standards. This is aimed at ensuring a candidate possesses the knowledge and skill to boulder safely at any bouldering facility and operate in a responsible manner.

4. Skilled Boulderer
Aimed at developing a self–motivated boulderer who has a wide range of skills and has reached a high level of competence, with a desire to progress by identifying and setting goals.

5. Performance Boulderer
The top–level award that focuses on improving performance, with advanced skills and knowledge of training and bouldering as well as experience of local and national competitions.