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Shop: 020 8211 1080

Opening hours

Monday to Friday
12pm to 10pm

Saturday and Sunday
9am to 7pm

Bank Holidays
10am to 10pm.

Equipment Hire

Climbing shoes - £2.50
Harness - £2.50
Helmet - £1.00
Belay set - £2.00
Ground anchors - £1.00
Chalk bag - £1.00

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The Castle Shop

The Castle Shop is your one-stop shop for all your climbing needs. From books to cams, shoes to beanies we’ve got it covered from head to toe! We have the biggest and best selection of rock climbing shoes in London. Our friendly, knowledgeable staff will take the time to make sure that you get the right equipment.  We take pride in the personal, friendly service that you’ll find here.  All our products and clothing are handpicked to offer the best range for you.  But, if you can’t find what you’re looking for just ask- we’ll order it in.  We hire shoes, harnesses, chalk, belay sets and helmets.

BMC members get a 10% discount on clothing and equipment (sorry, but this doesn’t include ropes, books, DVDs, hire equipment and items already on sale).

We stand by the goods that we sell. If you’re not happy with something you’ve purchased in the shop, please see our returns and refunds policy.


Climbing shoes will be the most important thing that you purchase, so we recommend that you try on several different pairs to get the best fit. Climbing shoes are designed for climbing, not walking so they’re not as comfortable as approach shoes. They need to fit tightly around your toes to give you the support you need to stand on small foot holds. How long will your shoes last? It depends on how good your footwork is and how often you climb.

Lead Climbing

When you start lead climbing you’ll need to supply your own rope. The Castle Shop often has special deals on wall ropes. These are ropes that are shorter than usual (30m instead of 70m) reflecting the shorter height of most climbing walls.

If you climb outdoors you’ll need more equipment: slings, carabiners, quickdraws, nuts and cams. You’ll also need a longer rope than indoors. 70m is the recommended minimum length for sport climbing in Europe.

Bit baffled by all these new terms? Read our climbing glossary

Want to know more? Drop us an email!


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