Started in 2009, our Comp Squad has focused on developing the best young climbers at The Castle Climbing through a comprehensive training and competition programme. The Castle Squad is proud to be sponsored by Prana, Metolius and Evolv.
The results of the BMC Youth Climbing Series 2016 demonstrate how well our Castle Academy youth team are learning from each other and pushing themselves during training. Our athletes work together as a team during competitions, supporting each other and cheering loudly and enthusiastically for everyone taking part.
The Technique Clinics are designed for people who climb regularly and are keen to improve, but it doesn’t matter if you are stuck at V0/4 or pushing V3/6c, you’ll still get plenty out of the clinics. If you are already climbing at V4/6c+ or above, you may want to consider 1 to 1 coaching.
The Movement One course is an introduction to climbing techniques and course is designed for climbers wishing to develop a solid skill base and will change the way you think about climbing.
The Castle ran its first Open Junior Bouldering Event on Saturday, 16th of May 2015 for young climbers aged 8 to 14. The event was held in the Loft with 4 categories competing on 10 blocs set specially for them. Many of the climbers were hoping for a place on the Castle's Climbing Academy next autumn- the first step towards a place on the elite Comp Squad. Castle Coaches and Junior Coaches were present offering advice and support to the young climbers.
All 6 of the Castle’s Competition Squad members have been training hard throughout 2014 to get the new competition season off to a flying start, and they certainly haven’t disappointed!
The competition squad has being going from strength to strength and if recent ascents and comp results are anything to go by we can expect a stellar season in 2015.
Below is brief round-up of what’s been going on over the summer.