Prices are per person and include VAT. Minimum 4 people.
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Private groups & parties
Climbing is an excellent way to keep fit, challenge yourself and, perhaps surprisingly, relax. It's also great fun. A social climbing session at The Castle is a fantastic opportunity to try an exciting and fast growing sport in a friendly, safe and professional environment.
These sessions are suitable for all levels of fitness and experience. We can accomodate groups of up to 30 people. For groups of fewer than 4, please see our Private Tuition page.
What we offer
The Castle is one of the Europe's top climbing centres and we have 18 years of experience showing novices the ropes! Your session will be run by one of our experienced, professional instructors who will provide you with the safety advice, supervision and equipment you need to enjoy a safe (but challenging!) climb. All you need to bring are comfortable, loose fitting clothes and trainers. We'll handle the rest.
What is covered
You can select from a 2 or 3 hour session. Depending on the size of the group and the length of the session we can offer up to three activities: bouldering, top-roping and abseiling.
Bouldering is one of the fastest growing areas of the sport. Low walls and safety mats mean that you can enjoy the freedom of climbing without a rope, learn new techniques and practice either on your own or with friends.
Top-rope climbing offers a different sort of challenge. You'll be working under close supervision with a partner climbing walls up to 13m high using a safety harness and rope.
The session will also include an abseil down the middle of our 30m tower. You'll lower yourself down a fixed rope getting a great view of our unique building!
Payment and booking information
Prices are listed on the left hand side. If you are booking for an event one month in advance, you will be required to pay a 25% deposit to confirm your booking, full payment will be required 2 weeks before the event. If booking within 2 weeks of the event, full payment will be required to confirm the booking. Costs include all equipment hire and entrance charges. Please see our Group Booking Terms and Conditions for further information.
Our maximum group size is 36. We regret that we cannot accomodate groups larger than 12 after 7pm on weekdays.
When you arrive
The Castle has changing facilities with showers. Lockers are also available. Participants shoudl arrive 15 minutes before the scheduled event start to complete necessary paperwork and pick up their climbing shoes. Climbers should wear loose, comfortable clothing. Long hair should be tied back and jewellery should be removed.
Private Taster Sessions
For groups of up to 6 people we also offer a bespoke Have-a-go session at your convenience. Please contact us for more details.
In the run up to the Castle’s Arctic themed Christmas party being held on Saturday 14th December, we’re holding a raffle, with some great prizes on offer to the lucky winners. To stand a chance to win one of the following prizes all you have to do is part with £2 and buy a raffle ticket.
The raffle is being held in aid of Greenpeace’s Save the Arctic campaign. To find out more please take a look at our blog
Christmas Opening Hours
Tue 24 Dec 10pm - 6pm
Wed 25 Dec Closed
Thu 26 Dec Closed
Fri 27 Dec 10am - 10pm
Sat 28 Dec 10am - 7pm
Sun 29 Dec 10am - 7pm
Mon 30 Dec 10am - 10pm
Tue 31 Dec 10am - 6pm
Wed 01 Jan 10am - 6pm Thu 02 Jan Normal Opening Hrs
No Session running between Tues 24th Dec and Wed 1st Jan. The Session will run as normal from Thurs 2nd Jan.
The first 2014 Women with Altitude bouldering session will run on Mon 6th Jan.