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Bouldering is one of the fastest growing areas of the sport. It requires minimal equipment – just shoes and a chalkbag- and you don’t need to have a climbing partner. If you don’t top-rope or lead climb you can still register to climb at The Castle with our Bouldering Only Registration . If you're new to the sport and never bouldered, you will need to have an induction on your first visit to the wall. We also offer a Discover Bouldering course which is suitable for novice climbers who want to get started or for more experienced top-rope/lead climbers who want to get the most out of their bouldering sessions.
We use the V-grading system with a few tweaks. The easiest graded blocs are 'VB' and then it goes V0, V1, V2, etc...
In addition to set problems in each area we also have 4 circuits that are set across all the bouldering areas:
A copy of the current setting schedule is usually posted on the Bouldering Notice Board by the Catacomb.
100% quality assured
Led by chief setter Mike Langley our team tests every bloc for maximum fun and quality. The Castle’s bouldering is generally accepted as some of the best in the UK. Why? We have eight massive bouldering areas and several traversing areas, the quickest turnover of blocs, a great variety of new climbing holds and plenty of celebrity setters.
Sunday 10th August: 3pm-7pm - Wood fired pizza's; bar; music including an open mic session. We'd love to see you all there, and please bring instruments and singing voices!
Summer Garden Events Series
Join us in the Castle for a lively programme of workshops, learn new skills and explore your local environment. Learn from the experts: get crafty with green wood, learn to forage, grow grapes & make wine or understand the humble honeybee.
Climbing in the Lake District
Summer Mountain Adventure
Wild Camping; Rock Climbing; Ghyll Scrambling
Five days & nights for 2 people. Professional guiding and instruction.
Climbing & Yoga Retreat
Morning & Evening Yoga; Daytime Climbing
Professional climbing and yoga instruction.