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Climbing at The Castle

If you’re new to climbing…welcome! Climbing is awesome. You can get fit while having fun. It’s the best sport in the world…FACT. These pages will give you all the information you need about climbing at The Castle, from learning to climb to making the most out of your visit here. If you’re new to climbing, make sure you check Who Can Climb Here? so that you complete the correct registration forms and avoid disappointment when you arrive.

Climbing at The Castle

  • Who can climb here?

    Read our conditions of entry.

  • Introduction to climbing

    Just getting started? See our Introduction to Climbing.

  • Online Registration

    All climbers, (novice or competent) are required to complete a registration form. Beat the queues by completing the form online before you come in.

  • Bouldering

    Blocs, competitions and bouldering area trivia- a guide to bouldering at The Castle.

  • Routes

    Top-roping, leading and more- find out about The Castle’s hundreds of routes.

  • Bringing a Group

    Are you a climbing instructor or coach? Here's what you need to know about bringing a group to The Castle.

  • The Session & WWA

    Partner let you down again? Just done a course and want to meet other climbers? Come along to the Session, get sociable and make new friends!

  • Training

    The Castle offers dedicated training facilities to help you achieve your objectives, whatever they are.

  • Accessibility

    Climbing is for everyone regardless of ability. Find out more here about what we offer.

  • Climbing Outdoors

    Do you want to climb outdoors? We’ll help you get started.



What's On

The Castle is turning 20!!!!

So we've decided to have a Halloween themed UV fancy dress party!
Saturday 24th October - from 3pm
9pm - 1am: A mix of UV lights, funky costumes & amazing Halloween decor this promises to be a huge party with DJ's & licensed bar


Sunday 18th October - from 2pm
Top rock climbers James Pearson & Caroline Ciavaldini will be running masterclasses before presenting a special screening of Redemption: The James Pearson story. More information available on our Events Page



Castle Tour

Take a tour of the Castle Climbing Centre and discover what we're all about!

Castle Climbing Center - A Day in the Life from Tim Ewins on Vimeo.




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