Like the proverbial pig in muck, I’ve taken a genuine liking to jumping in the compost bins at the Castle during my garden apprenticeship. It’s a place to witness first hand the circle of life as scraps from the cafe and climbers rots and turns magically into dark rich compost that we then use to grow delicious new vegetables in.
Thu 8/10/2015 at 10:59 by Claire Lee
We are in the season of autumnal abundance, with harvests occurring all over London’s gardens, growing sites and city farms. Hedgerows are plentiful and trees are laden with sweet fruits ready for the picking. Yet in many gardens around the city a great deal of fruit falls to the ground every year simply to return to the earth rather than feeding people. At the same time as this natural supply is ready to drop, the UK is importing apples and pears from countries as diverse as France, New Zealand and the South Africa.
Fri 2/10/2015 at 17:32 by Claire Lee
As autumn arrives to mark the end of our Indian summer, the Castle is becoming increasingly busier and lively. In the next few weeks you may see a lot of fresh faces and keen novices hanging off the walls. Every October universities from around London, such as UCL, will be bringing new climbers to the Castle to let them try climbing for the first time. We are delighted that they have chosen the Castle as a space for their new climbing club members to have a go and learn the ropes in a safe environment.
Tue 22/9/2015 at 12:13 by Claire Lee
For over ten years The Castle has organised climbing holidays in Northern Spain with Climb Catalunya. Catalunya is graced with excellent weather and a wide variety of crags from adventurous multi-pitch, hard-core tufa-filled caves and friendly single-pitch venues all in the midst of stunning scenery.
European Youth Cup Win for Castle Comp Squad Captain...
Wed 19/8/2015 at 14:06 by Claire Lee
Once again The Castle put on a successful garden party to say thank you for our customers support over the year and to celebrate the centre's achievements.
Wed 12/8/2015 at 11:40 by Claire Lee
Opportunities in British Climbing
High Performance Sports is best known for operating The Castle, Europe’s leading climbing centre. The company has been expanding its facilities over the last three years and is now looking to consolidate its position as market leader with an experienced, professional management team. The current Managing Director is moving abroad and leaves the company in strong financial position with exciting prospects for future developments.
Thu 30/7/2015 at 10:04 by Audrey
So, what did you do during the summer holidays? One young Castle Climber has already raised £26,000 for Great Ormond Street Hospital climbing three alpine routes.