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All the details you need to know about extra curricular activities going on at the Castle can be found here.

Events coming up....

For general information about climbing competitions, including the ones that we host, please visit the Competitions page

For events being held in our Garden, please visit the Garden Events page.

20th Birthday Celebrations

The Castle will be 20 in October 2015!!

We have a full line up of events happening in October to celebrate. Pencil these dates in your diaries to ensure you don't miss out!

Sunday 18th October
James Pearson & Caroline Ciavaldini

James Pearson, one of the world's most talented trad climbers & Caroline Ciavaldini, world class competition climber with huge talent in sport and trad are in the UK for a short period in October and are coming to The Castle!
James & Caroline will be holding some climbing technique workshops, followed by a viewing of James' film Redemption and a short lecture by the climbing dream team.


Tuesday 20th October

It's the Castle's official birthday!! There will be cake, lots of cake!

Saturday 24th October
The Castle 20th anniversary Halloween party

We realise it's a week before Halloween but we couldn't wait to celebrate the fact that we'll have just turned 20 years old. What to expect?

  • UV PARTY!! 9pm until 1am: DJ's & licensed bar. There will be prizes for the best Halloween and/or UV themed costumes.
  • Another awesome bouldering competition for all abilities with a UV theme. (Limited numbers)
  • Final with local Castle stars and possibly one or two sponsored athletes providing you with an exciting display of awesomeness
  • Head torch climbing




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 Events you may have missed...


Castle Garden Party (July)

Wide Boys Crack Masterclass (March)


Steve McClure Lecture (Jan)
GB Bouldering Team Selection (Feb)
BMC Paraclimbing Comp (Mar)
BMC YCS Final (Mar)
Andy Kirkpatrick’s Big Wall Course (May)
Wide Boys Crack Masterclass (June)
Garden Party (Aug)
Cabinet of Living Cinema (Oct)
Brit Rock Film Tour (Oct)
Blokfest (Dec)
Xmas Party (Dec)


Wassail (Jan)
The Big Dig (Mar)
BMC Paraclimbing Series (Mar)
Andy Kirkpatrick Lecture & Big Wall Courses (Apr)
Mayday/Beltane (May)
Belay device demo night (May)
Annual Garden Party (Jul)
5.10/DMM demo day (Sep)
Loft Launch (Oct)
Tim Emmett Masterclass & Lecture (Nov)
Bonfire Night (Nov)
Christmas Party (Dec)


Annual Summer Party
La Sportiva Climbing Party
Reel Rock Tour Film
Life On Hold Film
Hydrotherapy Film



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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