Green Lanes, Stoke Newington, London, GREATER LONDON N4 2HA
020 8211 7000 / 020 8211 7720
Registration £5 (one off fee). Concessions Registration £2.50. Registered Climber £12. One-off visits £13.00. Direct Debit:unlimited climbing for £45/mth. Annual, 6 monthly, quarterly, monthly payment plans. Concessions avail
Mon-Fri 12:00-22:00, Weekend 10:00-19:00, Bank Hols 10:00-22:00
Facilities - The Castle has an extensive range of climbing for beginners and advanced climbers alike. With 4 floors of climbing, the centre houses over 450 routes (up to 13.5m high), serviced by more than 90 roped lines - a mixture of top-roping and leading. The extensive range of bouldering is spread over 9 areas, including 3 outdoor boulders. Routes are changed regularly and there is a huge variety of featured walls, volumes, cracks, overhanging, vertical and slabby areas.
Quickdraws are in-situ for all lead lines but you need to bring your own rope. Lines are graded with the French System (4 to 8a).
In addition to the climbing walls there are also training areas including a gym,campus and systems boards, stretching areas, dedicated traverse walls, an abseil tower, cafe, change rooms with showers and our own gear shop (The Castle Shop).
Busiest times are Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday evenings and weekend afternoons.
You will have to demonstrate knowledge of climbing on your first visit; or you can register for a beginner's course - there are plenty to choose from.
Driving directions to The Castle Climbing Centre with Google
Manor House Tube (Piccadilly line)is best. Take the southeast exit (EXIT 3) then walk straight ahead for about 5 mins slightly downhill. Finsbury Park Station is also about 10 mins walk. Buses 141, 341 or 106. As you get closer it looks like a big castle from outside. Limited car parking facilities plus some street parking. Dedicated Bike Parking Area in the main building.
The Castle Shop
Brownswood Park Tavern over the road
YES, a dedicated climbing centre
YES, this wall is a member of the Association of British Climbing centres