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Bouldering

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.


Grades

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:

Beginner: VB (white/red spots)
Easy: V0-V1 (green)
Intermediate: V1-V3 (grey)
Hard: V4-V6 (yellow)


Bouldering Area Setting Schedule

Bouldering Areas Reset Schedule

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.

If, however, you think we could improve please send your feedback to nowaythats5a@castle-climbing.co.uk


Competitions

Throughout the year we will host bouldering competitions- check our Events blog and Competitions page for more information.

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Brit Rock film tour

Saturday 4th October - Brit Rock comes right from the heart of the UK adventure scene, with liberal splashes of the inimitable British spirit.
Screening: 7.30pm     Tickets: £10
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Summer Garden Events Series

Join us in the Castle for a lively programme of workshops, learn new skills and explore your local environment.

Urban Food Fortnight - 12th-28th September - promoting urban grown food..... Keep an eye out for details of events at the Castle during this time

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Urban Food Fortnight - 12th-28th September

Promoting urban grown food..... Look out for Castle café specials and pop-up café in the garden on some nights during this time!

Dates advertised nearer the time


Edible Open Garden Day – Sat 20th September 11am-4pm - Cob fired pizzas, garden tour, garden grown herbal tea blends.

 

 

 

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