Climbing is a life long sport and for many people it begins when they are a kid. If your kid climbs anything and everything and you want them to get instructed by a climbing coach then NICAS Bouldering at Stronghold is for them.

The National Indoor Climbing Award Scheme (NICAS) is a UK-wide scheme designed to promote climbing development and accredit individual achievement on indoor climbing walls. We are proud to be offering this fantastic scheme at Stronghold: Tottenham Hale. As part of our offering, we will be running NICAS Bouldering sessions for kids 7-10yrs and for 11yrs+.

Running on school term times, you will book your kids onto a term time worth of weeks. No need to book individual weeks or worry about if a space is available the next week. Book once and just drop your kid off at the same time each week.

NICAS Bouldering has been created by some of the most experienced coaches in the UK. In the Foundation series your child will be getting taught the fundamental & key techniques that all advanced climbing moves are based on.

At all times our coaches are there to help them develop their agility, balance, co-ordination and belief in themselves through fun climbing sessions.

Scroll below to see what times and availability are on offer during term time and holidays.

Please note: Due to high demand we are currently operating a waiting list to enrol new children onto the scheme. If you wish to join the waiting list please email our head coach Ryan

Frequently Asked Questions – NICAS Bouldering at Stronghold

Your child won’t miss out on anything that is on the NICAS Bouldering syllabus as our coaches are trained to work at the level and speed of the child. This is one of the advantages of NICAS Bouldering in that your child will learn at their pace and get to climb with other keen kids!

Our NICAS Bouldering sessions are term time, one off, payments so we cannot refund or credit any sessions missed by children. Please make sure to double check that the times and dates suit you and your childs schedule

All children will have to complete a NICAS Bouldering Foundation term at Stronghold before moving onto the Intermediate sessions that we will begin during the November term.

Even if your child is an experienced climber they will learn and improve with our NICAS Bouldering coaches. More than that, they will have fun!

Our sessions are limited to 8 kids per coach to maintain our high levels of coaching. Once a session is full we cannot add any more to that . If a space is available we’d be more than happy to move a child over to that session. Just email if you the space exists on the calendar above.

They can indeed. Just book the sessions you want. You will be paying for the full term time for both sessions.

Unfortunately we cannot split one term time payment over 2 different days.



Our next term begins the week commencing April 2023.

If you are a parent with a child currently on NICAS Bouldering we will be getting in touch to let you know when booking will be open for next term. If you haven’t heard from us, please do email us at

If you are keen for your child to join our NICAS Bouldering sessions at one of our centres please do email us at and we will be in touch with options. Many of our sessions are full already so we may be able not to offer you the exact time you want but we will try.

Please remember to fill out an Instructed Kids Consent Form if it is your child’s first time at Stronghold before you arrive. All children must have this form completed before they are able to take part in their first session.

If you don’t see a time and date that suits / or if you are wanting to add your child partway through a term please do email and we will work to get your child onto one of our sessions.