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Induction 2nd March London
We are delivering a one-off induction in London on Friday 2nd March 2018, covering both NICAS and NIBAS levels...
BMC Climbing 4 All Challenge
The BMC is running a fundraising campaign from the 17-23 March 2018 to help 12 UK-based charities that work...
Induction available 5th March - 1 space remaining
We are delivering a one-off induction near Gloucester on Monday 5th March 2018, covering both NICAS and NIBAS...
Could a NICAS graduate represent GB at the 2020 Olympics
Today UK Sport announced that it considers British athletes in Climbing have genuine medal potential for the 2020...
Induction available 15th Feb
***Update 07/02/2018: 1 space remaining*** We are delivering a one-off induction in Birmingham on Thursday 15th...
Closure of centre: the Send
We were sorry to hear of the closure of one of our NICAS Awarding Centres, the Send, on Christmas eve. If you were...
Induction available 9th Feb
*** Update 22/01/2018 - FULLY BOOKED *** We are delivering a one-off induction in Swindon on Friday 9th February...
January 2018 centres
During January 2018 we have been delighted to welcome the following centres: Hodgson Academy - NICAS Awarding...
New Coach Induction pack
It's here! Our early Christmas present to our centres, the new Induction pack, has landed in inboxes and on...
December 2017 centres
It's been a busy end to 2017 and we're pleased to have the following centres joining NICAS and NIBAS, or adding...
New centres in November 2017
November 2017 saw the following centres join us in delivering NICAS and NIBAS - we welcome them to our...
New centres October 2017
We welcome on board the following centres who joined us in October 2017: ACS Egham International School (NICAS...
SRA Membership
Having signed up to its Code of Good Governance in 2015, the ABCTT is delighted that it has recently been accepted...
2017 AGM round-up
Our 2017 AGM took place at Plas y Brenin on Thursday 28th September 2017, attended by representatives of over 30...
Level 5 success at The Pinnacle
Congratulations to Robert, who climbs at The Pinnacle Climbing Centre, who has just passed his Level 5 NICAS. His...
2017 AGM documents
Our 2017 AGM takes place on the afternoon of 28th September 2017 at Plas y Brenin as part of the ABC's 2-day...
Centres joining us in September 2017
We're delighted to confirm that the following centres joined us in September 2017: Redpoint Climbing Centre -...
New centres in August 2017
We were delighted to welcome three new centres as providers in August 2017: Dumfries House outdoor Centre - NICAS...
Mountain Training Get Started Coaching
Mountain Training have just released the latest of their videos, this time get started coaching which covers...
Pricing update 2017
It’s been a busy few months for the ABCTT and we hope you’re enjoying the improvements and changes...
New Primary Centre in Ireland
We are delighted to welcome a new NICAS Level 5 Primary Centre in Ireland: Dublin Climbing Centre. They join...
Induction available 22nd Sept
We are pleased to announce a NICAS L1-5 induction is available on Friday 22nd September 2017, taking place at...
The ABC (Association of British Climbing Walls Ltd) are pleased to announce that booking is now open for the 2017...
Festival Write Up
On Monday 17th July, almost 200 young people from across the Fylde Coast had their first experience of climbing at...
ABC Scottish Seminar
Scottish one-day seminar for coaches: the Association of British Climbing Walls is running a one-day seminar on...
Foyle Arena TA
Foyle Arena, a NICAS Level 5 Primary Centre in Northern Ireland, are seeking a new Technical Advisor. For full...
New centres at July 2017
We would like to welcome the following centres who have recently started delivery of our schemes: St Vincent...
Development Coach
Mountain Training have now released the second of their three videos, this time focussing on the Development Coach...
New website launched
We are pleased to announce the launch of our newly designed NICAS website. Since 2008, NICAS has helped introduce...
Foundation Coach video
Mountain Training have released a video promoting their Foundation Coach training. Presented by our own Executive...
Newly approved centre: the Send
Welcome to the Send, a new NICAS Level 3 Awarding Centre in Hereford.
SRA Winner
We would like to extend our congratulations to one of our Primary Centres, The Castle. They have been awarded...
Newly approved centre: Perth College UHI
Welcome to Perth College UHI Climbing Centre, a new NICAS Level 3 Awarding Centre.
Outdoor Adventure Education News
The Professional Association of Leaders in Outdoor Education Schools (PALOES) is a not for profit organisation,...
Facts and Figures
A round up of some of our facts and figures. Since 2008 NICAS has introduced over 100,000 young people to...
Grenfell Tower Fire
We were shocked and saddened to hear of the terrible fire at Grenfell Tower in West London. One of our Primary...
Newly approved centres
We would like to welcome the following centres who have recently started delivery of our schemes. Recently...
We want you
We're recruiting for a Trustee vacancy from someone who is a representative of an ABC Approved or Aspirant wall....
Level 5 Graduates
It's coming up to a year of Level 5 delivery at Surrey Summit. Callum Taylor, Centre Manager, was proud to let us...
Climbing badge for girlguiding
We like the idea of specific Climbing and Bouldering badges for Guides - what do you think? Take a look at the...
Kenton Cool Latest News
Our Ambassador, Kenton Cool, recently wrote some very wise words on his social media accounts, after coming home...
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