Rock Monkeys (11+)

£65 per month
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Our Rock Monkeys kids club focuses on learning the key safety skills and the fundamental movement skills (Agility, Balance, Coordination) of climbing. The sessions are focused on having fun and all instruction is age appropriate, meaning the older Rock Monkeys will learn through games, activities and drills suitable for their age. For our older group we will start to introduce the idea of light physical training for climbing.

This keeps kids engaged and interested in climbing on a long term basis and will provide them with a safe and fulfilling foundation to carry them through their climbing journey.

They will also be able to complete a large number of climbs as they build up their strength and confidence on our wide variety of routes and boulders.

We try and keep our groups consistent to help our Rock Monkeys make friends and develop social skills. We often find that many of our Rock Monkeys continue climbing into their adult lives with the friends they made on our sessions.

Ratio

1:6

Ages

11+ yrs

Extra

Your space always reserved

Duration

1.5hrs

Ability

All abilities

Info
NICAS Climbing
Participation statement
Term Dates & Timetable
Supervision & Spectators
Billing & Cancellations

Building the essential movement, rope work and safety skills for a future in climbing

Learning through climbing specific games and clear instruction the session focus is on having fun, keeping safe and progressing climbing abilities.

Goals:
NICAS Syllabus Levels 1-3+

Completion:
• Age 12 years old+
• Top rope moderation completed

Next Club:
• Lead Monkeys (12+)

What is NICAS Climbing?

NICAS Climbing is a UK-wide scheme designed to promote climbing development and accredit individual achievement on artificial climbing structures. They’re a starting point for people wishing to take up climbing and mountaineering, from novice to experienced, starting from age 7.

The NICAS Climbing scheme involves climbing with ropes and harnesses. This is usually done with two people, one climbing, and one holding the rope and lowering the climber (the belayer). Belaying techniques are a key part of NICAS.

NICAS Climbing has five progressive levels of award for complete novices to expert climbers. 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 one contains Levels 1 to 3 and part two contains Levels 4 and 5.

Rock Monkeys 7-11 and 11+ follow NICAS levels 1 – 3 and 3+, our own additional intermediate level between 3 and 4. Lead Monkeys follows NICAS level 4 and our Academy and Competition squad follows NICAS level 5.

You can purchase a NICAS logbook from our reception. There are 2 logbooks, the NICAS 1-3 logbook comes with a binder filled with additional information, which also keeps your logbook safe when you’re climbing. When you join Lead Monkeys you can purchase the NICAS 4-5 logbook to slot into your folder.

NICAS 1-3 logbook with binder- £10

NICAS 4-5 logbook – £7.50

We appreciate that everybody is individual and has different needs and requirements. To participate fully in a rock monkeys or little monkeys sessions you child needs to:

  • Be able to listen and follow safety instructions
  • Participate in social games, activities and warm ups which have a climbing focus
  • Maintain a safe level of behaviour appropriate to a climbing centre (not a playground) and their age
  • Stay with their instructor at all times

Climbing is an incredibly inclusive sport when managed effectively, however our Kids Clubs sessions may not be suitable for all climbers.  If you think your child would struggle to participate fully, please get in contact to discuss individual requirements.

If your child’s behaviour is consistently unsafe for themselves and others, we will work with you and your child, attempting to find a resolution. We reserve the right to cancel their club membership and suggest alternative sessions.

Club Term Dates

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Please note the monthly price remains the same regardless of the number of sessions in each month. The number of sessions follows school term times and some months will have sessions weekly and others will not. Clubs run on all term-time bank holidays except New Year’s Day. – a list of national bank holidays can be found here.

Club Timetable

 

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Participants aged 4-12 must be accompanied by an adult to check-in each visit and must stay in the building throughout the session.

Participants aged 13-17 may check in without an adult as long as the online waiver has been completed before the first session.

 

Spectators who have signed in at reception are welcome to observe from designated viewing platforms, although these areas may not provide a complete view of the entire session. For safety and practical reasons, spectators are not able to enter the climbing areas. However, if you have a specific requirement, please consult with a Duty Manager.

The final decision rests with the Duty Manager and entry to the centre and viewing areas is at their discretion.

Building the essential movement, rope work and safety skills for a future in climbing

Learning through climbing specific games and clear instruction the session focus is on having fun, keeping safe and progressing climbing abilities.

Goals:
NICAS Syllabus Levels 1-3+

Completion:
• Age 12 years old+
• Top rope moderation completed

Next Club:
• Lead Monkeys (12+)

What is NICAS Climbing?

NICAS Climbing is a UK-wide scheme designed to promote climbing development and accredit individual achievement on artificial climbing structures. They’re a starting point for people wishing to take up climbing and mountaineering, from novice to experienced, starting from age 7.

The NICAS Climbing scheme involves climbing with ropes and harnesses. This is usually done with two people, one climbing, and one holding the rope and lowering the climber (the belayer). Belaying techniques are a key part of NICAS.

NICAS Climbing has five progressive levels of award for complete novices to expert climbers. 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 one contains Levels 1 to 3 and part two contains Levels 4 and 5.

Rock Monkeys 7-11 and 11+ follow NICAS levels 1 – 3 and 3+, our own additional intermediate level between 3 and 4. Lead Monkeys follows NICAS level 4 and our Academy and Competition squad follows NICAS level 5.

You can purchase a NICAS logbook from our reception. There are 2 logbooks, the NICAS 1-3 logbook comes with a binder filled with additional information, which also keeps your logbook safe when you’re climbing. When you join Lead Monkeys you can purchase the NICAS 4-5 logbook to slot into your folder.

NICAS 1-3 logbook with binder- £10

NICAS 4-5 logbook – £7.50

We appreciate that everybody is individual and has different needs and requirements. To participate fully in a rock monkeys or little monkeys sessions you child needs to:

  • Be able to listen and follow safety instructions
  • Participate in social games, activities and warm ups which have a climbing focus
  • Maintain a safe level of behaviour appropriate to a climbing centre (not a playground) and their age
  • Stay with their instructor at all times

Climbing is an incredibly inclusive sport when managed effectively, however our Kids Clubs sessions may not be suitable for all climbers.  If you think your child would struggle to participate fully, please get in contact to discuss individual requirements.

If your child’s behaviour is consistently unsafe for themselves and others, we will work with you and your child, attempting to find a resolution. We reserve the right to cancel their club membership and suggest alternative sessions.

Club Term Dates

Not displaying correctly? Click Here.

Please note the monthly price remains the same regardless of the number of sessions in each month. The number of sessions follows school term times and some months will have sessions weekly and others will not. Clubs run on all term-time bank holidays except New Year’s Day. – a list of national bank holidays can be found here.

Club Timetable

 

Not displaying correctly? Click Here.

Participants aged 4-12 must be accompanied by an adult to check-in each visit and must stay in the building throughout the session.

Participants aged 13-17 may check in without an adult as long as the online waiver has been completed before the first session.

 

Spectators who have signed in at reception are welcome to observe from designated viewing platforms, although these areas may not provide a complete view of the entire session. For safety and practical reasons, spectators are not able to enter the climbing areas. However, if you have a specific requirement, please consult with a Duty Manager.

The final decision rests with the Duty Manager and entry to the centre and viewing areas is at their discretion.

Join the waiting list here!

Because we reserve our climbers’ spaces as standard, in order to sign up there has to be a space for you! If you are interested in joining the club, please join the waiting list and you’ll hear from us soon. When joining the wait list you will be able to select your preferred days.

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