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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. 

This month's garden event is 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 

Anoushé Husain

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. 

Anoushé Husain

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. 

Red & Matthew
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.

Mezzanine Design

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? 

Shop manager

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:

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 12-15 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.

Join us in the garden for the Big 

Ropes

If you're gear obsessed and want to work with other like minded individuals, drop us an email.


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!

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