Develop your technical slab climbing technique in this unique opportunity to learn from Franco Cookson.
With grizzly first ascents including Nothing Lasts (E11, 7a) and Divine Moments of Truth (E10 7a), Franco is known for his outlandish attitude to climbing. These masterclasses will teach you key components to improving your slab game and challenge your imagination.
We'll be running 3 workshsops, 2 for intermediates and 1 for the more advanced slab climber... Book below!
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.
Tue 3/7/2018 at 14:08 by Amy Yates
THE CASTLE CAFÉ IS LOOKING FOR an enthusiastic, staff member to join our fantastic team.
Is this you? Then we want to hear from you!
Wed 20/6/2018 at 10:35 by Amy Yates
Written by Kornelija Langley - Route Setting Manager
We have recalibrated our bouldering grades! This means that the difficulty of the sets has not changed, but the grades we give the problems are different. Even the circuits are staying the same difficulty, although the tags will show changed grades.
The process behind this decision was a lot more involved than may be immediately apparent. Read on if you are curious about different grading systems, want to know why we use V grades and understand the reasons behind the recent changes.
Sat 2/6/2018 at 2:51 by Lauren Ballard
This month's garden eventis about taking some time to observe, be present, and connect with our playful, joyful, creative wild selves.
You'll discover self-led activities and workshops throughout the day, to restore calm and balance, and nurture wellbeing. These include:
- mindfulness in the garden activities
Tue 22/5/2018 at 8:32 by Amy Yates
Following our sponsorship announcement last week, this is the first installment in a series of blogs written by Anoushé Husain. Each blog has been thoughtfully written to inspire you - in this first blog Anoushé tackles body confidence and perceived barriers to entering sport.
Wed 16/5/2018 at 10:52 by Amy Yates
Big News! We’re really pleased to announce our sponsorship of Anoushé Husain. Anoushé is a regular at the wall and we’re really passionate about the message she’s promoting. Welcome to the team Anoushé!
A little bit about Anoushé… Born missing her right arm below the elbow, Anoushé has also experienced multiple health conditions throughout her life. Anoushé has drawn on her experiences to help empower and inspire others. She’s a charity ambassador, motivational speaker, works almost full time and somehow manages to squeeze in regular climbing sessions.
Thu 10/5/2018 at 15:55 by Amy Yates
Photo: Dan Clemson
Another cracking blog post from Red Szell on his latest ambitions for Masua Bay - including a glowing report of Dan one of our long standing members of staff.
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 two here and here.
Thu 3/5/2018 at 10:28 by Amy Yates
In this Castle developments blog we interview Mike Langley – Castle Climbing Development Manager. Mike has worked for the Castle for over 10 years in various roles and is now in charge of all wall design, builds, and refurbishments amongst his other responsibilities at the Castle. We caught up with Mike to get the lowdown on the exciting plans in store for May with news on roped walls, more traversing and a completely refurbished Mezz bouldering area.
The Castle seems to always be building, what’s in store this time around?
Wed 2/5/2018 at 9:59 by Amy Yates
We're looking for someone to manage our shop - if you're passionate about climbing equipment and customer service please get in touch!
This is a full time position. You'll be responsible for overseeing the Shops daily operations (from staff recruitment and welfare through to stock management, sales and accounting) and it's on-going development.
We're looking for someone to do the following tasks: