An equinox is an astronomical event in which the plane of Earth's equator passes through the center of the Sun, which occurs twice each year, around 20 March and 23 September. On an equinox, day and night are of approximately equal duration all over the planet. The name is derived from the Latin aequus (equal) and nox (night), because at the equinox the night and day are nearly equally long.
Wed 17/2/2016 at 11:58 by Claire Lee
COMP WALL SETTING SCHEDULE
During the busy winter competition climbing season our Comp Wall gets used for a variety of different sets and events with lots of re-setting. Please make a note of the up and coming schedule.
Mon 8/2/2016 at 18:28 by Claire Lee
People gathered around the fire to sing songs led by the Castle Choir whilst children made recycled musical instruments and helped to hang cider soaked toast in the apple trees for birds. A Wassail is a traditional celebration of orchards, the rituals performed help to ensure a good and plentiful harvest for the coming year.
Thu 4/2/2016 at 15:36 by Claire Lee
are playing a fund raising gig at The Castle....
Saturday 27th February
Doors Open: 8pm
(Suggested £5 donation)
Fri 8/1/2016 at 17:32 by Claire Lee
Saturday 16th January
7.30 - 11pm
The event will be held in the Cafe/Lead area
What's a Disco Soup?!?
Fri 4/12/2015 at 17:46 by Claire Lee
The Castle glows bright for its 20th birthday!
20 years have passed since the Castle was born as a climbing centre from its origins as a Victorian water pumping station. Rich in history and architecturally unique, this North London gem that is a community for many climbers deserved a good birthday bash. And wow did we have one!
Thu 8/10/2015 at 11:07 by Claire Lee
Like the proverbial pig in muck, I’ve taken a genuine liking to jumping in the compost bins at the Castle during my garden apprenticeship. It’s a place to witness first hand the circle of life as scraps from the cafe and climbers rots and turns magically into dark rich compost that we then use to grow delicious new vegetables in.
Thu 8/10/2015 at 10:59 by Claire Lee
We are in the season of autumnal abundance, with harvests occurring all over London’s gardens, growing sites and city farms. Hedgerows are plentiful and trees are laden with sweet fruits ready for the picking. Yet in many gardens around the city a great deal of fruit falls to the ground every year simply to return to the earth rather than feeding people. At the same time as this natural supply is ready to drop, the UK is importing apples and pears from countries as diverse as France, New Zealand and the South Africa.
Fri 2/10/2015 at 17:32 by Claire Lee
As autumn arrives to mark the end of our Indian summer, the Castle is becoming increasingly busier and lively. In the next few weeks you may see a lot of fresh faces and keen novices hanging off the walls. Every October universities from around London, such as UCL, will be bringing new climbers to the Castle to let them try climbing for the first time. We are delighted that they have chosen the Castle as a space for their new climbing club members to have a go and learn the ropes in a safe environment.
Wed 19/8/2015 at 14:06 by Claire Lee
Once again The Castle put on a successful garden party to say thank you for our customers support over the year and to celebrate the centre's achievements.