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The Castle Shop

Your one-stop climbing shop inside the largest climbing wall in London!

The Castle Shop has everything a climber could need. It’s climbing gear heaven, where you buy climbing equipment in London with a huge range of choice and friendly, knowledgeable shop team to help guide you. This is a shop run by climbers, for climbers, and our staff aren’t just knowledgeable about the kit – they’ve got first-hand experience of when they’ve tried and tested it themselves.

Whether you’re new to climbing and need some advice on the essentials, or an experienced climber hunting for something seriously specialist, our friendly and experienced shop team will be able to help. 

Opening hours: 

Monday- Friday 12pm -9.45pm 
Saturday-Sunday 10am -6.45pm
Bank holidays 10am – 9.45pm

What we stock:

To give you an idea of what we have in our shop, here’s just some of the goodies we keep in stock… 

Shoes: Scarpa, Red Chilli, Five Ten, La Sportiva, Boreal, Evolv, Tanaya

Harnesses: Eldelrid, Petzl, Black Diamond, Dmm – male, female and children’s sizes available

Clothing: Moon, 3rdRock, prAna, Holdbreaker, Black Diamond, Crimp, E9

Rope: Edelrid, Mammut – twin, single, and half ropes in stock

Hardware: belay devices (including Grigris, Click up), carabiners, quickdraws, nuts, cams, slings and so much more

Guidebooks: the latest climbing guides round the UK, Europe and beyond.

And more: a diverse range of climbing autobiographies, stories, casual clothing, tote bags, gifts, chalk bags, and even post-climb beeswax bars made by our very own bees from the garden! 

Order something in: on the rare occasion what you’re looking for isn’t in our shop already, we’re happy to order it in for you. Drop us a line at shop@castle-climbing.co.uk with what you need.

Did you know? We offer a special Starter Pack for new climbers. This discounted climbing package includes a harness and any belay set to get you started in style. Not sure yet? Start a loyalty card for every time you hire shoes to get 10% off your first pair of climbing shoes when you're ready to buy your own pair. 

Hire Kit

You can also hire gear from our shop for your visit, with the only item not available to hire being rope for our lead climbing walls. For this you will need to bring your own rope. 
Shoes - £3.00 (£1.50 for children aged 7 and under)
Harness - £3.00 (£1.50 for children aged 7 and under)
Helmet - £1.20
Belay Set - £2.50
Ground Anchor - £2.50
Chalk Bag - £1.50

Great for climbers, great for the planet

We work really hard to ensure everything we stock is planet friendly as far as possible. All brands are checked for their sustainability policy, we choose organic and fairtrade cottons whenever we can, and Bluesign textile policy to make sure the gear we sell does as little damage to the environment all the way through the process as far as possible. 

Why is there no online shop?

Impersonal online shopping for climbing gear does exist, but it’s not how we do things here. The main reason is that buying climbing equipment can be easy to get wrong – by only selling gear in person we know we’re always selling the right thing to the right person, meaning you’ll be safest when using equipment that’s designed to save your life. 

The only way you’ll really know is to try it on, which is why you can test your harness on our hanging test point or try out your shoes on our miniature foothold wall. Our staff are always on hand to offer helpful advice or personal recommendations. Between them, our team know pretty much everything there is to know about climbing gear, so come down to get your questions answered. 

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