Now home to the cafe and the tall walls, this floor didn’t actually exist until we developed the climbing centre. The building takes its name from the six engines housed here. These were so big that the engine house had to be constructed around them.
This area has recently been re-developed to give us extra lead lines and a world class competition bouldering wall. But it’s not all hard core- we also have some lovely top rope slabs and vertical walls. A new staircase is currently being constructed that stretches from the bowels of the Castle right up to the new bouldering level on Floor 3.
The cafe provides Barista style coffee, home-made cakes, snacks, sandwiches and hot meals. All of our food is organic or sustainably sourced and a fair amount of fresh produce comes straight from our very own permaculture garden and is prepared in our kitchen on-site.
A three event climbing and bouldering competition series. While the events have a fun, festival atmosphere to them and are suitable for beginners, they are also essential for selection onto the British Team.
Saturday 29th March - BMC YCS - London & SE: Round 3
The BMC Youth Climbing Series offers fun climbing competitions for young people from 7 to 17. Extremely popular, these comps are suitable for you, whether you're new to climbing, or already have some experience.
New Year Deals on Courses & Gear!
Discounts for Bouldering Only members & those new to the sport on Introductory Climbing Courses - from 6th January to 28th February 2014.
Duty Managers Wanted
The Castle is looking for enthusiastic, flexible people to join our Duty Managing team. Duty Managers have responsibility for the operation of the centre during opening hours and act as the designated First Aider when the centre is open. They provide a reference point for all the day’s activities for both staff and customers; they ensure that safety procedures are followed and they provide a friendly, efficient service for our customers while supporting the staff in the centre working in their specialist roles.