Anyone, from beginners to advanced climbers can improve their training, technique and performance with a little help. Climbing with the best there is, is guaranteed to inspire you to train harder and climb harder by exploring new climbing techniques and developing your personal climbing skills.
Masterclasses are not available all the time and run on an ad-hoc basis throughout the year.
Big Wall Courses
1 Day BIG WALL Courses with Andy Kirkpatrick
If you’re thinking about a big wall adventure and need to brush up on your aid techniques or you’re unsure how to clean a pendulum, this may be the course for you. A 6 hour course designed to give you an insight into the multitude of physical and mental challenges you will face on a big wall, whilst learning all the basics of aiding, jumaring and hauling. With such a wealth of knowledge Andy will be able to impart some ‘tricks of the trade’ and regale you with plenty of stories of his experiences.
Get Schooled! The ‘Crack School’ Masterclass
‘Wideboyz’ Tom Randall & Pete Whittaker will be here to pass on their extensive crack climbing knowledge to you in a series of exclusive ‘Crack School’ Masterclasses run by Wild Country. Each Crack School Masterclass will take place on specially designed finger, hand and offwidth cracks and the aim is to enable climbers of all abilities to get involved and to unlock the secrets of crack climbing direct from the Wideboys.
with Andy Kirkpatrick Wednesday 14th & Thursday 15th May
If you’re planning a big wall adventure or interested in the techniques and systems involved in aiding and big wall climbing, this may be the course for you.
Thursday 17th April 11am to 4pm - Family Easter Crafts Day
Join us for this free family craft day to explore our garden and turn your hands to some Easter creativity! 6pm to 8pm - An Evening of Foraging
From nettle beer to water mint ice cream, come and find out what is at your finger tips when it comes to eating in the outdoors with John Rensten.
Thurs 17th and Fri 18th April
The filming will take place in and around the centre's climbing areas, cafe, outdoor boulders and the garden. The primary use of the film and images will be for promotional use on the Castle Climbing website, associated social media and advertising campaigns.
If filming is going on in the vicinity of where you are and you do NOT consent to the use of your image being used for marketing purposes, please let the filmmakers know and they will not film you.
The Castle offers a commitment to only allow said pictures and film to be used appropriately and sensitively.