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.
Mon 8/2/2016 at 12:41 by Claire Lee
Coming Soon - Castle Climbing Technique Clinics!
Now that the dust has settled on the New Year and many people’s resolutions are starting to flag, we thought we would come up with something to reinvigorate everyone’s good intentions – a series of clinics where you can pick up key tips and tricks on specific techniques from our experienced climbing coaches and have all your technique questions answered!
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)
Mon 1/2/2016 at 16:31 by Claire Lee
The Castle are introducing a new monthly concessions payment plan....
£33 per month
Our monthly e-billing concession is a low cost, low commitment payment plan. There is no need to set up standing orders or direct debits and be tied into a plan for months on end.
Fri 15/1/2016 at 14:09 by Claire Lee
Changes are to take place next week to the ground floor Boiler House with more top rope routes available.
As most of you will know, in the past couple of years we have worked hard to create more (much needed) tall lead walls. Whilst we have a quite a number of lead routes on the shorter walls (8m) downstairs in the Boiler House, these have never been as popular as the tall lead walls (12.5m) upstairs in the Engine House next to the café.
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 18/12/2015 at 12:06 by Audrey
Meet our new CEO – Duncan Howard
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!
Fri 4/12/2015 at 15:30 by Audrey
What a year it’s been! The Castle continues to grow and develop in terms of the climbing we offer, our services and our team. We celebrated twenty years in grand style with a UV climbing competition. Throughout our journey, we’ve been driven by our mission to be Europe’s leading climbing centre. This year, in anticipation of our busiest year, we focused our investment on the facilities that were under the most strain: the men’s changing room, lockers and Reception.
Tue 24/11/2015 at 10:39 by Claire Lee
THE CASTLE CAFÉ NEEDS A PART-TIME CHEF
The Castle Café is looking for a chef who is passionate about sustainable vegetarian and vegan food and will be excited about working with our existing kitchen team and our garden team to produce great value, healthy food for hungry climbers!