NIBAS Handbook

The National Indoor Bouldering Award Scheme is a UK wide scheme designed to promote climbing development and accredit individual achievement on artificial climbing structures. The scheme is administered by the Association of British Climbing Walls Training Trust (ABCTT). The handbook provides full details and guidance on what is required to deliver the scheme for centres and coaches. The detailed guidance for coaching each level is available in a separate NIBAS Coaching Handbook which is available to Accredited Centres after successful application.


  1. Preface
  2. Definitions
  3. Overview
  4. Syllabus
  5. Accredited Centre Types
  6. NICAS Physical Requirements
  7. NIBAS Physical Requirements
  8. Registration & delivery
  9. Human Resources
  10. Administration
  11. ABCTT Responsibilities
  12. Appendices (including Reasonable Adjustments)

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