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Climbing (Ropes & Bouldering):

Climbing (Roped & Bouldering) Registration Form

Climbing Conditions of Use

Bouldering Only:

Bouldering Only Registration

Bouldering Only Conditions of Use

Novice (Guest) Entry:

Supervised Novice Form

“I would like to thank you and your team for running a great climbing centre  and hope it will continue to run well. Looks like you need to expand!”


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All of our retired rope is reused, usually donated for non-climbing purposes by artists, schools and even a crocodile hunter!
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Who can climb here?

Who can climb at The Castle? Everyone!

Bouldering - You don’t need to be an experienced climber to enjoy the bouldering at The Castle. However, if you’re not experienced you’ll need to ask for a safety induction when you complete our Bouldering Only Registration. You can also book onto our Discover Bouldering course to learn how to boulder safely and make the most of the bouldering we offer. Please note that the Bouldering Only Registration will not allow you to use the roped climbing areas or supervise novice climbers.

Top-rope and Lead Climbing - To do the roped climbing (top-roping and leading) unsupervised you must be able to put on a harness, tie in using a figure eight or bowline knot and belay someone safely using a belay device. If you don't know how to do this, you can come in with a friend as a Novice Climber. You will only be able to climb under their supervision. Alternatively, book onto one of our Learn to Climb courses and you'll be handling the ropes in no time.

Abseiling- You can only use our Abseil Tower if you are supervised by an Instructor. If you'd like to have a go at abseiling, book onto a Taster Plus or contact us for a private booking.

All unsupervised climbers must read our Conditions of Use and Rules. Read the forms carefully because we'll quiz you to make sure you’ve read them when you register!

If you're under 18, please see the Youth and Kids Climbing page.

Castle Registration

There is a £5 one-time fee to register at The Castle. You may also climb or boulder without registration by completing a one-off entry form. If you don’t register you’ll need to complete an entry form every time you climb. See Admission and Membership for current prices.
  • You may not top-rope or lead if you have a bouldering only registration.
  • You can upgrade to a roped climbing registration for free at any time.
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Novice supervision

Registered climbers may supervise up to two novice climbers. If you are supervising a minor you must have permission from their parent or guardian to supervise them. Novice climbers may not climb in the centre unless their supervisor is with them.
Climbers registered with a bouldering only registration type may not supervise other climbers (including minors).

Not from around here?

Climbers from abroad should be aware that we do not use in situ belay devices fixed to ground anchors. Top-ropes are provided on many of our routes but you are expected to be able to belay from your harness and provide your own belay device. You can hire non-locking belay devices, ground anchors, harnesses and climbing boots from The Castle Shop. All registration forms are also available in Spanish, French, German and Italian.

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What's On

Big Wall Courses

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.

FREE Garden Events

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.


We're Filming!

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.




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