Awesome Walls Cork

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School Sessions – NICAS packages

We pride ourselves on providing a safe environment and expert tuition to help your students learn new skills and adapt to a different environment – one in which safety, communication and confidence are not just important, they’re essential.

The National Indoor Climbing Award Scheme (NICAS) is a multinational scheme designed to promote climbing development, personal health and accredit individual achievement. Climbing at Awesome Walls provides the ideal vehicle for this scheme. NICAS provides a structure for development, motivation and improved personal performance while encouraging participants to maintain a written record of their journey.

At Awesome Walls we found that through a structured syllabus of skill introduction and consolidation delivered over a period of weeks, students are taken from a beginner level to a competence level allowing them to safely guide beginners up (and down) our Awesome Walls. With a high degree of emphasis placed on teamwork and trust, students leave our NICAS courses with skills and character strengths that are widely transferable throughout their educational studies and future careers.

School NICAS packages can be tailored to meet the requirements of each individual school with typical courses running for a minimum of 4 weeks during term-time. Prices start at just €16 per participant with longer term bookings and larger group sizes benefiting from increased economies of scale. Weekly sessions are normally one and a half hours and students receive a logbook and certificates as standard.

Our packages…

  • Flexible booking to suit school timetable
  • Fully supervised at all times
  • 60 or 90 minute sessions
  • Every student will receive a NICAS level 1 & 3 logbook
  • In 4 sessions, students can expect to achieve NICAS level 1 – Foundation Climber
  • In 6 sessions, most students will achieve NICAS level 1 – Foundation Climber and progress to NICAS level 2 – Top Rope Climber
  • In 10 sessions, most students will achieve NICAS level 2 – Top Rope Climber and progress to NICAS level 3 – Technical Climber
  • Certificate for NICAS level completed


per 60-minute session


per 90-minute session

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