We're re-developing the Mezz! This bouldering area will be closed until the end of the month. During this time there will be some disruption while we carry out works. This will be kept to a minimum and the majority of work will occur during our off-peak hours.
Wed 16/5/2018 at 10:52 by Amy Yates
Big News! We’re really pleased to announce our sponsorship of Anoushé Husain. Anoushé is a regular at the wall and we’re really passionate about the message she’s promoting. Welcome to the team Anoushé!
A little bit about Anoushé… Born missing her right arm below the elbow, Anoushé has also experienced multiple health conditions throughout her life. Anoushé has drawn on her experiences to help empower and inspire others. She’s a charity ambassador, motivational speaker, works almost full time and somehow manages to squeeze in regular climbing sessions.
Thu 10/5/2018 at 15:55 by Amy Yates
Photo: Dan Clemson
Another cracking blog post from Red Szell on his latest ambitions for Masua Bay - including a glowing report of Dan one of our long standing members of staff.
Red is a Rock Climber, Adventurer, Author and first blind person to climb 'Old Man of Hoy'. He's recently been sharing his exploits with us through a series of blog posts. You can find the past two here and here.
Thu 3/5/2018 at 10:28 by Amy Yates
In this Castle developments blog we interview Mike Langley – Castle Climbing Development Manager. Mike has worked for the Castle for over 10 years in various roles and is now in charge of all wall design, builds, and refurbishments amongst his other responsibilities at the Castle. We caught up with Mike to get the lowdown on the exciting plans in store for May with news on roped walls, more traversing and a completely refurbished Mezz bouldering area.
The Castle seems to always be building, what’s in store this time around?
Wed 2/5/2018 at 9:59 by Amy Yates
We're looking for someone to manage our shop - if you're passionate about climbing equipment and customer service please get in touch!
This is a full time position. You'll be responsible for overseeing the Shops daily operations (from staff recruitment and welfare through to stock management, sales and accounting) and it's on-going development.
We're looking for someone to do the following tasks:
Wed 18/4/2018 at 10:41 by Amy Yates
An opportunity to be part of our lively reception team at The Castle has arisen!
We are looking for a receptionist to work on our busy front desk 12-15 hours a week. Flexibility is essential as the shifts are varied and cover weekdays, evenings and some weekends.
A friendly open manner, enthusiastic attitude towards excellent customer service and a high standard of written and spoken English is essential. The ideal candidate should be computer literate and have previous experience in customer service roles. An interest in climbing and sustainability is an advantage.
Tue 10/4/2018 at 21:18 by Lauren Ballard
Join us in the garden for the Big
Fri 6/4/2018 at 11:22 by Amy Yates
If you're gear obsessed and want to work with other like minded individuals, drop us an email.
The Castle Shop is looking for enthusiastic, gear-obsessed climbers, with experience in retail, to help explain and sell our kit and caboodle.
Is this you? Then we want to hear from you!
Fri 30/3/2018 at 13:05 by Amy Yates
*Please note due to a high number of applications we have decided to close the applications for this early - we're no longer recruiting for a facilitator.
We're looking for someone to help us run the Session!
This is a social drop-in service offered to registered climbers at the Castle, overseen by one of our facilitators. Your role would be to facilitate the meeting of like-minded people to climb together. These are not coaching sessions, and facilitators are not expected to provide instruction or give coaching tips.
If you're available to work:
Wed 28/3/2018 at 15:07 by Amy Yates
If you want to work in a fun environment with like-minded people drop us an email.
Fri 9/3/2018 at 15:41 by Amy Yates
Photo: Darren Lennard
Part 2 of Red Szell's blog feature's Am Buachaille, a 10 mile tandem bike ride and 30m swim, followed by the prospect of getting stranded on top of this iconic sea stack.
Following from my last blog, I can now reveal the second project that Matthew and I hope to tackle this year.