Spend some time relaxing in our tranquil garden, and you'll discover self-led activities and workshops taking place throughout the day. These will include:
Wed 28/6/2017 at 11:51 by Amy Yates
Thanks to all that attended the Young Guns comp last weekend!
With almost 150 competitors the day kicked off with the 8-11 category. These Young Guns worked their way up 25 tricky blocs set by the Blokfest crew, the top 6 female and male competitors entering into the final round. With Cameron Kemp making a clear lead on the boy's blocs, the female finalists fought off stiff competition with the top 3 competitors entering into a super final to determine the overall winner, Olivia Gent.
Fri 16/6/2017 at 16:16 by Amy Yates
This year we’re teaming up with the ‘Get Kids Out Learning’ campaign to encourage more families to drop the smartphone, step away from the laptop and head outside!
We believe that learning activities go way beyond the classroom and want to inspire families to explore the amazing world around them. This could be climbing (of course we’re a little biased!) or loads of other activities available right from your doorstep.
Fri 2/6/2017 at 10:07 by Amy Yates
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 10 to 24 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.
Fri 12/5/2017 at 9:25 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!
Fri 28/4/2017 at 10:32 by Amy Yates
In June 2014 the Castle switched over to a new customer database known as Rock Gym Pro (RGP). At this time most of our customers will have completed a new registration form.
Tue 25/4/2017 at 9:37 by Lauren Ballard
We've got a great schedule planned for May Day... a celebration of hedgerows! From a look at traditional hedgelaying techniques, the diversity of plant species hedgerows include, and their importance for wildlife; to the experience of enjoying each change in season through walks alongside them, and wild food foraging.
Mon 24/4/2017 at 13:15 by Amy Yates
Few new climbing grades create myths or monsters, rarely are they game changers, not so with the grade of E9. The first E9 was the legendary Indian Face which made a new leap in boldness. It took the madcap genius of Johnny Dawes to create its fatal mystery. It is a perfect line up one the UK’s most imposing mountain crags and heart stoppingly bold. It’s a crag steeped in history. As the route gets steeper the gear gets worse, the line inescapable and the crux comes need the top. It remained unrepeated for 8 years.
Wed 19/4/2017 at 11:06 by Lauren Ballard
The Big Dig is a community garden open day, organised by Capital Growth.
Join us in the garden for a Celebration of Soil!
Here's what's in store:
11am - 4pm - in the garden
There'll be garden tasks to help out with, led by Rosie, one of our garden team - she'll be on hand to give information about growing and anything you'd like to know about the garden.
Activities for children, led by Lauren. Include seed planting, food growing games, meet the worms, nature games and crafts.
Fri 7/4/2017 at 12:34 by Paul
Rites of Passage. Despite memory being a fickle thing, some climbs live long in our memories. They are moments so powerful that they remain recognisable in our minds forever. They are the rites of passage that make us into the climbers that we are, and into the climbers that we’ll become. It may be our first climb, disorienting and fumbling or breaking into a new grade; it may be pushing our limit or taking that first big leader fall; or it may be ticking all the classics at our favourite crag or aspiring to the next challenge.