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.
Monday 5th April 12pm to 6pm - Castle Garden Fete
Explore the Castle’s open garden and meet local projects and practitioners who will be hosting activities for everyone. Plus cob fired pizza and drinks on sale from the Castle's roundhouse from mid-afternoon.
Did you know that much of the garden has been built by volunteers? Want to get involved?
• Garden warm ups. Get a good warm up before you climb by ferrying wheelbarrows of material. We’ll give you tea and cake in exchange! • Weekend workdays. Learn new skills and meet new people. We’ll provide the training, equipment and lunch. • Garden volunteer programme. Mondays - Herbs. Thursdays - Fruit and Veg.
For more information, please take a look at our Garden page