The Castle Shop is looking for enthusiastic, gear-obsessed climbers, with experience in retail, to help explain & sell our kit and caboodle.
Wed 5/11/2014 at 10:20 by Paul
There will be a Scarpa Boot demo on Monday 10th November. We will also be running a mini comp in conjunction with this and the reset of the Panels. All score cards will be put in for a draw for a pair of shoes. Also on the night Scarpa shoes can be bought at a 10% discount from the shop.
Tue 23/9/2014 at 15:37 by Paul
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.
Thu 19/6/2014 at 17:40 by Paul
“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.”
Thu 13/3/2014 at 13:21 by Paul
We have a Boreal boot demo scheduled for 26th March.
Tue 4/3/2014 at 13:25 by Paul
~~Old next to new. Five Ten have re-launched the Anasazi Lace-Up 'The Pink'. We have just had a delivery today. From Five Ten - You probably know someone who has stockpiled the Lace-up in anticipation of a chance on "To Bolt or Not to Be". To help out, we made the classic shoe even better. STEALTH C4 toe rand, new heel construction, and a lined Cowdura™ synthetic upper that fits like a glove, all provide the familiar, secure and reliable fit, climb after climb.
Tue 18/2/2014 at 12:55 by Paul
A photo of the North West Highlands of Scotland which is a great place to winter climb. This is of A'Cioch Ridge on Beinn Bhan. A nice break from the hecticness of London!
Tue 31/12/2013 at 12:44 by Paul
Make a great start to 2014 – if you’re newer to the sport and it’s time to make those resolutions hold, the shop has a great selection of starter shoes to get your climbing year going.
Gimme Kraft is the new training bible from the trainers & coach of Alex Megos, the new wonder kid to emerge out of Germany with the first on-sight of the grade French 9a. Megos is a testament to the effectiveness of a consistent scientific approach to climbing training.