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Recruitment for this position is now CLOSED

 

Opening Times from Good Friday onwards....

Friday 25th March:        10am - 10pm
Saturday 26th March:     9am - 7pm
Sunday 27th March:       9am - 7pm
Monday 28th March:     10am - 10pm

From Tuesday 29th March the climbing centre will be open for business at the usual times.

Happy Easter!

 

Sunday 20th March

12 - 4pm

What is an Equinox?

An equinox is an astronomical event in which the plane of Earth's equator passes through the center of the Sun, which occurs twice each year, around 20 March and 23 September. On an equinox, day and night are of approximately equal duration all over the planet. The name is derived from the Latin aequus (equal) and nox (night), because at the equinox the night and day are nearly equally long.

COMP WALL SETTING SCHEDULE

During the busy winter competition climbing season our Comp Wall gets used for a variety of different sets and events with lots of re-setting. Please make a note of the up and coming schedule.

 

Climb Catalunya has been the Castle´s preferred overseas climbing holiday partner for many years.  With our shared commitment to sustainability and sustainable travel Climb Catlunya offer an opportunity for you to climb in the sun and connect with nature whilst minimising the ecological footprint of your holiday. 

Climb Catalunya offer discounted trips for people travelling by land, have an organic garden that provides food produce for their groups and have launched the first sustainability focused climbers refuge in Spain.

February: Wassail

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.

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!

Kefaya
كفاية

are  playing a fund raising gig at The Castle....

Saturday 27th February

Doors Open: 8pm

FREE entry
(Suggested £5 donation)

The Castle are introducing a new monthly concessions payment plan....

£33 per month
Unlimited Use
No Commitment

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.

 

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.

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