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Every October universities from around London, such as UCL,LSE bring 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.

At the Castle we work closely with the clubs to make sure there is minimum disruption to the centre due to the large numbers of new climbers. We want to also keep our current customers, you guys, in the loop about this.

Revo

Curious about the new Wild Country Revo belay device? Staff Member and coach, Jock on a Rope shares his thoughts...


I am what you would call a dyed in the wool Gri-Gri lover/abuser and I don’t mean the sad impersonators of late, no I am referring to the original and best. So you can imagine when I was offered up the use of the new spangly kid on the block (we have seen this before) REVO from Wild Country, I wasn’t exactly chomping at the bit to have a go. 


When you start a new sport and have an endless stream of motivation, it’s hard to imagine the psyche will ever run out. Down the line, most climbers will recognise it’s common to have the odd motivational slump. Fear not, in this instalment, Anoushé provides us with her top tips to tackle the times when motivation runs low. 

Photo: Ben Grubb

Anoushé

In the build up to Paraclimbing London's next public event, we're releasing two incredible articles from Anoushé Husain, the groups founder and Castle sponsored athlete. In this article Anoushé explores what (and who) motivates us to climb. 


Why did you start climbing?

I started because a friend of mine thought it would be a great way of rehabilitating myself following cancer treatment. When I ask other climbers how they started, it’s often because someone they know is already climbing or they have come upon the sport without planning to and decided to try it out.

Rope

The Castle Shop is looking for enthusiastic, gear-obsessed climbers, with experience in retail, to help explain and sell our kit and caboodle.


Is this you? Then we want to hear from you!

Red is a Rock Climber, Adventurer, Author and first blind person to climb 'Old Man of Hoy'. He's recently been sharing his exploits with us through a series of blog posts. You can find the past three herehere and here.

 

In this installment Red revists his Extreme Blind Triathlon - Am Buachaille. 

Staff

An opportunity to be part of our lively reception team at The Castle has arisen! 

We are looking for a receptionist to work on our busy front desk 20 hours a week. Flexibility is essential as the shifts are varied and cover weekdays, evenings and some weekends. 

A friendly open manner, enthusiastic attitude towards excellent customer service and a high standard of written and spoken English is essential. The ideal candidate should be computer literate and have previous experience in customer service roles. An interest in climbing and sustainability is an advantage.

Young Guns

Thank you to all the young guns who got involved last weekend and made it a great day! Returning for it's third year on Saturday 14th July the day was full of laughs - featuring crazy bonus challenges, a bouldering pad raffle and lots of pysched climbers.


Below are the final scores from both the Finals and Qualifiers. Final scores are best off the former IFSC system: Tops > Attempts > Zone

Paraclimbing London

We've partnered with Paraclimbing London to bring you an exciting event on Saturday 25th August! The Paraclimbing London crew will be in the Centre having a climbing meet-up and you're all invited.


The group's focus is to make climbing more accessible, reducing barriers a paraclimber may face at the wall. Join us to discover a new way of climbing and learn more about the group. 

Garden Party

A huge thanks to everyone that came down and took part in the Garden Party Comp last weekend - you can find your score here. You may have noticed we've done something a little different this year and not ordered the scores - this competition is all about having a go and challenging yourself. We hope you'll join us next year for another fun comp. 

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