Climbing Club NICAS Award

We are SO proud to share that 2 of our regular climbers achieved their Level 1 NICAS award at last nights Climbing Club.

Climbers Achieve NICAS Award At Bendrigg Trust


What is the NICAS Award?

The National Indoor Climbing Award Scheme – is a UK wide scheme designed to promote climbing development and accredit individual achievement on artificial climbing walls. Did you know that you can work towards your NICAS award here at Bendrigg Trust Climbing Club?

Bendrigg Climbing Club

Bendrigg Trust Para Climbing Club is great for young people of all abilities, so whether you have never climbed before or you are an experienced climber looking to progress your skills, our wall offers a variety of challenges to suit all abilities.

Our highly skilled staff will support you to take part in climbing whatever your ability and we have a range of specialist equipment available for attendees use during sessions free of charge including hoists, climbing shoes, helmets and a variety of harnesses.


The club runs fortnightly during term time on a Wednesday from 5:30pm – 7pm and enables people of all abilities to climb in a safe, supported and fun environment.

This club was made possible by Cumbria Community Foundation through the Young Persons Opportunity Fund – A huge thanks for their funding and support.

Places must be booked in advance as maximum numbers do apply. Check availability and book your place here.


As an extension of the Bendrigg Trust Para climbing Club (term time only) we are running several “Rock Days” from 9:30am – 4pm during school holidays to give you the chance to develop your outdoor climbing skills.
All specialist equipment and transport is provided but you will need some good outdoor shoes suitable for a short walk to the crag on rough terrain.
Exact venues will be decided closer to the time depending on the attendees and the weather. Our tutors will always try to have an outdoor venue but where weather makes this trickier, a different indoor venue such as Ingleton or Kendal Climbing Wall may be used.
You must book your place in advance as maximum numbers apply and please make sure to let us know about your needs when you book.