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.
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!
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.
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!
A football sized area of land filled with makeshift plastic tents is home to about 3000 refugees from around the world, meters away from Calais' ferry port.
The refugees have travelled from Afghanistan, Iraq, Pakistan, Egypt and most recently Syria, fleeing war and oppression that has engulfed their countries, leaving them with little choice but to abandon their homes.