National Indoor Bouldering Award Scheme

NIBAS (National Indoor Bouldering Award Scheme) is a UK-wide scheme designed to promote climbing development and accredit individual achievement on artificial climbing structures, specifically bouldering walls. They’re a starting point for young people wishing to take up bouldering, from novice to experienced, starting from age 7.

NIBAS has five progressive levels of award for complete novices to expert climbers between the ages of 7-17. 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 1 contains Levels 1 to 3 and part two contains Levels 4 and 5.

We are currently running courses for Part 1 and will be introducing Part 2 in the near future.


Located just off Junction 7 of the M53, in Ellesmere Port, just 10 minutes from Chester