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Bouldering is one of the fastest growing areas of the sport. It requires minimal equipment – just shoes and a chalkbag- and you don’t need to have a climbing partner. If you don’t top-rope or lead climb you can still register to climb at The Castle with our Bouldering Only Registration . If you're new to the sport and never bouldered, you will need to have an induction on your first visit to the wall. We also offer a Discover Bouldering course which is suitable for novice climbers who want to get started or for more experienced top-rope/lead climbers who want to get the most out of their bouldering sessions.
We use the V-grading system with a few tweaks. The easiest graded blocs are 'VB' and then it goes V0, V1, V2, etc...
In addition to set problems in each area we also have 4 circuits that are set across all the bouldering areas:
A copy of the current setting schedule is usually posted on the Bouldering Notice Board by the Catacomb.
100% quality assured
Led by chief setter Mike Langley our team tests every bloc for maximum fun and quality. The Castle’s bouldering is generally accepted as some of the best in the UK. Why? We have eight massive bouldering areas and several traversing areas, the quickest turnover of blocs, a great variety of new climbing holds and plenty of celebrity setters.
A three event climbing and bouldering competition series. While the events have a fun, festival atmosphere to them and are suitable for beginners, they are also essential for selection onto the British Team.
Saturday 29th March - BMC YCS - London & SE: Round 3
The BMC Youth Climbing Series offers fun climbing competitions for young people from 7 to 17. Extremely popular, these comps are suitable for you, whether you're new to climbing, or already have some experience.
New Year Deals on Courses & Gear!
Discounts for Bouldering Only members & those new to the sport on Introductory Climbing Courses - from 6th January to 28th February 2014.
Duty Managers Wanted
The Castle is looking for enthusiastic, flexible people to join our Duty Managing team. Duty Managers have responsibility for the operation of the centre during opening hours and act as the designated First Aider when the centre is open. They provide a reference point for all the day’s activities for both staff and customers; they ensure that safety procedures are followed and they provide a friendly, efficient service for our customers while supporting the staff in the centre working in their specialist roles.