Mon 8am to 10pm (all day!) Tues 8am to 6pm (last entry 4pm) Weds 8am to 6pm (last entry 4pm) Thurs 8am to 6pm (last entry 4pm) Fri 8am to 10pm (all day!) Sat Weekend Wake Up - 9am to 11am Weekend Warm Down Up - 6pm to 8pm Sun Weekend Wake Up - 9am to 11am Weekend Warm Down Up - 6pm to 8pm
PLUS! Quarterly Coaching Lock-Ins, dates TBC.
Advanced booking is required at all times to enable us to fulfil our Test & Trace requirements. Fancy climbing for longer than 2 hours? No problem, just book more than one slot in a row.
Top Up Times
At these tines, a top-up of £4.50 per session applies (inc. concessions).
Mon None Tues 6pm to 10pm Weds 6pm to 10pm Thurs 6pm to 10pm Fri None Sat 9.30am to 5.30pm Sun 9.30am to 5.30pm
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The Castle Access Pass
**Passholder Update 5 April 2021**
Access Passes are about to resume - here's what you need to know.
All Access Passes will resume on Monday 12th when the full centre reopens
You will still need to book in advance, same as last year
Your account will be credited for the 11 days you lost when we closed in December. This leaves a balance of 8 days outstanding for April 2021. Payment for these remaining 8 days will be taken on Monday 12th April, and will be pro-rated. This will be £12.00 for standard adult passes or £8.00 for concession passes. This ensures you have uninterrupted climbing throughout April, and will not be overcharged.
Normal monthly payments will resume on 1st May 2021.
In the (hopefully unlikely!) event that we have to close the centre in future, monthly payments will be prorated to accommodate the closure and so you do not miss out.
The Castle Access Pass is a monthly pass which gives you more freedom and flexibility in your climbing allowing you to enjoy the very best the Castle has to offer.
The Castle Access Pass is simple: each pass entitles you to a full month’s access to the Castle. Climbing is covered by the pass for 75% of our general opening hours (with a small top up outside of these times), plus enjoy Castle Passholder Only Lock-ins as well as discounts and offers.
For £45 (£30 conc.) a month, you’ll gain access to:
75% included climbing at the Castle
'Stay all Day” weekday climbing sessions from 8am-6pm, where you can stay as long as you like and mix and match between bouldering, top rope, lead and auto belay sessions (just book multiple slots in advance)
New and exclusive Passholder benefits, including 10% off all Castle Café orders (combinable with other discounts)
Exclusive Passholder only flash sales and 10% off all full price items in the Castle Shop (both on and offline)
One 'Guest Pass' a month, so you can introduce a friend to the Castle for the first time for free
You can buy your pass online, but will still need to check in at Reception when you visit.
Pre-booking your sessions using your pass is easy - just select "Access Pass" on our bookings system. You will still need to go to Reception to check in before the session to help us manage the maximum capacity in the building. Don't worry, this will only take a few minutes. But this means you can come climbing and know your space is secured.
How It Works
Passholders will still need to book each entry time online, but with much greater flexibility and fewer restrictions. Each pass is valid for one full month from the 1st of every month, and gives you access to all the benefits listed above for the full duration of that month. When the month is up your pass will auto renew or you can let us know at any point before the renewal date if you wish to cancel. Cancel any time you like before next renewal date; your current pass will remain valid for the rest of the month, including all included discounts.
Your first month will be pro-rated based on how many days are left that month, and can start from the date you next come in to climb. You'll need to check in at Reception to confirm your Access Pass.
Passholders will still need to book each entry time online, but with much greater flexibility and fewer restrictions. Book on to any session up to 14 days in advance. Want to stay for 4 hours and have a boulder followed by a top roping session? Go ahead! Simply book both sessions as part of your pass access.
Anything in green is covered by your Access Pass. Yellow indicates Top Up times.
Weekday access (included in Pass):
Book one or multiple sessions weekdays from 8am – last slot booking 4pm-6pm
Pass Holder Evenings – Mondays and Fridays no top up fee all night!
Weekend Wake Ups - Weekends 9am-11am Slot
Weekend Warm Down – Weekends 6pm – 8pm Slot
Quarterly Pass holder only evenings with coaches on hand for free advice
**Please note, outside of these times a top-up of £4.50 per session applies (inc. concessions). Advanced booking required at all times**
Tues, Wed and Thurs evenings (4.30pm booking onwards)
Sat and Sun 9.30am slot – 5.30pm slot
'Stay All Day'
For weekday climbing sessions from 8am-6pm, where you can stay as long as you like, you canmix and match between bouldering, top rope, lead and auto belay sessions. You’ll just need to book the slots you wish to stay for. So if you want to arrive at 12pm and stay until 6pm you’ll need to book a 12pm, a 2pm AND a 4pm slot. You can book different types of climbing if you like too!
Please be courteous to your fellow climbers and only book the slots you intend to use. We have very reduced capacity and appreciate your cooperation to ensure that everyone gets the chance to climb at their preferred time. Please note, passes may be revoked if the holder is found to have repeated no-shows.
These discounts apply to any current passholder for the duration of that month.
10% off any purchases in the Castle Café.
10% off full price items in the Castle Shop, plus special Passholder offers
Introduce a friend for free every month
Priority booking and discounts to events
Quarterly Lock-In coaching – Coaches available all evening for advice
The Castle Access Pass replaces our previous membership plans, including our Annual memberships and monthly e-Billing payment plans, which will no longer be available. We are committed to honouring current Annuals by moving you across to the Castle Access Pass for the duration of your remaining annual. If you previously had a Castle Membership, you will have been emailed directly about this change.