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All 6 of the Castle’s Competition Squad members have been training hard throughout 2014 to get the new competition season off to a flying start, and they certainly haven’t disappointed!

The competition squad has being going from strength to strength and if recent ascents and comp results are anything to go by we can expect a stellar season in 2015. 
Below is brief round-up of what’s been going on over the summer.

Arts, crafts and environmental education, for children and families:

Children’s Yoga and Nature Crafts, 24.07.14
2 sessions led by Lauren on a very sunny day in July. The children enjoyed being part of a special Castle Garden yoga adventure; encountering foxes, dogs, herons and frogs along the way, and creating beautiful art from clay. 

 

 

 

 

The health benefits of climbing are explained in this article on the NHS website. Climbing is special because of its inclusivity. It caters for all ages, abilities, fitness levels and abilities, including mental and  physical impairments.

It's been an abundant and busy summer here in the Castle Garden! Thanks to the warmer weather, and our increasing veg growing space, (more veg beds and our new glasshouse made from reclaimed materials, thank you to Caste’s head builder Gerry and his team!)

I first met Nathan a few years ago at Millstone in the Peak District.

He was with his friend Oli Lyon psyched to get some jamming and aid practise in for a trip to Yosemite. They both were hooked on the place. Since that day he’s made numerous trips to Yosemite to climb the walls there which guarantee fun, games and an adventure.

Last November he came into the shop to ask about getting a porta-ledge for some solo plans. It sounded like a great trip so I ordered one in straight away.

Urban Food Routes

An initiative to support a variety of London’s small food enterprises to gain expert advice and funding to enable them to thrive and benefit their local communities.

On Wednesday 9th July 2014, Managing Director, Audrey Seguy and Centre Manager, Ben Levey put on their posh frocks ready for an invitation with HRH The Earl of Wessex at St James's Palace.

The Castle Climbing Centre has landed the Green Thinking Award at the Sport and Recreation Alliance’s Community Sport and Recreation Awards. Sponsored by Utility Aid, the prestigious award, was presented by the Alliance’s President, HRH The Earl of Wessex at a ceremony in St James's Palace.

Wave Beta Reel – new video

“For me, La Sportiva are the only climbing shoe brand that matter. The designs are funky and wacky, the shoe comfortable and the rubber is precise and ideal for all kinds of wall; slab or overhanging. I made my first Youth Climbing Series (YCS) finals in a pair of Katana’s and climbed my first 8a in Futuras. I have tried many other shoes: Five Ten, Scarpa, Evolv but none of them have performed as well for me as La Sportiva.”

This year’s Events Series started with a free Easter garden day;

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