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Castle, regional, national and international competition information.

 

The Castle has always been committed to development and research especially when it comes to climbing and facilities. In the name of research in the past years we have travelled to France to participate and network in  international events, toured all over the UK visiting the latest walls, and climbed around the country to get a feel for grading and styles. These trips have always been productive: we learnt a lot from others and took steps to implement changes as a result.

The world’s best paraclimbers are set to compete at the International Federation of Sport Climbing (IFSC) Paraclimbing Cup in London this weekend (21-22 September).  The competition is being organised by the British Mountaineering Council (BMC) and will be held at the Westway Climbing Centre.

Want to relive the best moments of the Garden Party? Maybe you couldn't make it and want to see what the fuss is about... Ben Grubb's latest video captures the great vibe of the day. We also have a photo gallery of the event.

 

Camera: Ben Grubb and Christian Lund
Edited by Ben Grubb

www.bengrubb.co.uk

Events & Competitions

Films, parties and product demo's. All the info you need is here.

 

Castle Comp Squad and British Team member Jim Pope had his best international result to date with a fantastic 9th place overall at the European Youth Championships in Imst, Austria last weekend. Jim qualified for the finals in 9th place (10 make it to the finals) against a very tough field in the Male Youth B category. He maintained his rank coming 9th in the finals as well. This was his first (of hopefully many!) international finals.

The Garden Boulders were officially opened at the Castle's Garden party on Sunday, 21st of July. The Dyno Comp, taking place on the West Side of The Battleship Boulder drew large crowds both in The Castle and from people passing by on Green Lanes. Many of the climbers rediscovered the old Featured Wall, in its new reincarnation as The Featured Boulder. Two of the boulders (Trackside and Battleships) have 6 circuits on them. The Boulders will be open when the centre is open (12pm weekdays, 10am weekends) and close 15 minutes before closing time or dusk (whichever is earliest).

After a long World Cup season I was feeling tired and pretty run down but with a couple of weeks to prepare I felt like I could get myself into a pretty good place.

I have started working with a new strength and conditioning coach on a program to improve my power and flexibility across a full range of movement.

Starting August 2013

Remember the Boulder Ladder? We've come up with something new and improved for you to sink your teeth into!

The BMC (British Mountaineering Council) has set the dates for the 2014 Youth Climbing Series.

  • Round 1 - 25 January 2014
  • Round 2 - 1 March 2014
  • Round 3 - 29 March 2014

As we've done in previous years, The Castle is likely to host a round.

There will be a few other changes to the BMC YCS rules. Full details are available on the BMC website.

 

Castle sponsored climber Jon Partridge continued his World Cup competition season with events in Toronto and Vail. His blog gives an insight into the life of a competition climber. His next appearance on the international circuit will be in Munich on the 24th and 25th of August. He'll also be competing at the British Bouldering Championships in Sheffield on the 6th and 7th of July.

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