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Wed 1/11/2017 at 13:09 by Amy Yates
Photo: Alex Messenger
18 year old GB team member Jo is determined to leave her mark on the UK climbing scene. Well versed in competition climbing, Jo's giving us some top training tips for those of you pushed for time!
Tue 24/10/2017 at 13:54 by Amy Yates
Over the past five years The Castle has built up a reputation for delivering a quality inclusive service for people with disabilities. With a growing work base we are now recruiting for an instructor to work in our Inclusive Climbing Programme.
Round 2 of the Paraclimbing Series will take place here on Tuesday 17th October.
Open to all aspiring paraclimbers, the BMC and Climb Scotland Paraclimbing Series is a friendly competition aimed at giving people an authentic competitive experience. This series is organised by the BMC, Climb Scotland, Manchester Climbing Centre, Newcastle Climbing Centre, Edinburgh International Climbing Arena and the Castle Climbing Centre, London.
The series will also act as a basis for talent identification and selection for the GB Paraclimbing Team.
As autumn arrives 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,LSE 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.
A great way to complement your climbing training. Sessions are run by various independent yoga teachers on weekday evenings and weekends. For more information, contact them directly via email or weblink.
Hatha yoga with Johanna, combining movement with breath, which is great for flexibility, strength & focus, leading a sense of inner calm and overall wellbeing.
Do you ever say 'take'? Suffer from red point nerves? Do you feel like your head is holding you back? Do you love that feeling of being 'in the zone' and want it to be the norm, not the exception? Don't let your physical training go to waste. Climb!
Join Hazel on 15th and 22nd September to learn some mental training techniques for your climbing.
Fri 25/8/2017 at 10:45 by Paul
New blog from the Castle Shop staff!
The North Faces of the Alps.
The storm was due at 6pm, we would wake at 3.30am, get to the start of the route by 6am, then climb the Cassin Route (900 meters) of the Piz Badile by early afternoon. The abseils down the North Ridge would take up the rest of the day, hopefully we’d get most of the way down before we got caught in the rain, thunder and lightening.
Tue 1/8/2017 at 11:39 by Amy Yates
Jo is a 17 year old GB team member, determined to leave her mark on the UK climbing scene. Well versed in competition climbing, each month Jo will be sharing her experiences with us.
Tue 25/7/2017 at 13:32 by Amy Yates
We're proud to announce we have won the 2017 Innovation Award from the Sports and Recreation Alliance for our Inclusive Climbing programme. Here's Sophie's story about the project and where it's headed...