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Green Lanes, Stoke Newington, London, GREATER LONDON N4 2HA
020 8211 7000
Registered Climber: £12.50. Concessions: £7.50. E-Billing: unlimited climbing for £49/month. Concession E-Billing: £33/month. Annual, 6 monthly, Quarterly, Monthly payment plans and Punch cards available.
Mon-Fri 12:00-22:00, Weekend 09:00-19:00, Bank Hols 10:00-22:00
One of the UK’s largest indoor climbing centres, The Castle houses over 450 routes serviced by more than 100 roped and lead lines, from 8m to 13m in height. The extensive range of bouldering is covered by 11 separate areas including an outdoor boulder field. The climbing is spread over five floors of this unique atmospheric building. 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).
The Castle is constantly looking to grow and improve its facilities for customers. In the last few years we have completed some major development works which has seen some areas refurbished and 3 new areas developed:
- The Comp Wall replaced the Feature Wall in April 2013
- The Feature Wall was relocated outdoors with 2 new Outdoor Boulders - opened June 2013
- The Loft bouldering area opened in Sept 2013
- Wells 1&2 12.5m lead walls opened July 2014
- The Catacomb bouldering roof was refurbished in Dec 2014
- Wells 3&4 opened Jan 2016, with dedicated 12.5m autobelay room and new lead lines
- Café and lead walls refurbished Oct 2016
In addition to the climbing walls there are also training areas including a gym, campus and systems boards, stretching areas, dedicated traverse walls and an abseil tower.
The centre caters for all levels from beginners through to experienced climbers, providing courses and private tuition for all abilities, from one hour taster sessions, beginners’ courses through to advance courses and bespoke coaching sessions.
If you don’t fancy learning the ropes you can still register to climb at The Castle with our Bouldering Only Registration.
For kids we run school group sessions and kids school holiday tasters. Children as young as 5 years old, up to 17 can join our N4 clubs and discover climbing, get active, learn new skills and develop socially.
We have specialist instructors who have experience with rehabilitation and working with all kinds of physical and mental disability. The ground floor is completely wheelchair accessible and we provide an accessible toilet/baby-changing facilities. We are happy to assist with access to our non-step free facilities.
The award winning Castle Garden, designed using permaculture principles, is a source of organically grown produce for use in the Castle Café. The café offers organic, Fair-trade and home-grown food prepared with fresh seasonal fruits and vegetables grown onsite, plus a wide variety of herbal tea blends, also cultivated from the garden.
Our one acre garden acts as a venue for events and an educational resource for local schools and groups. When the sun is shining it is also a very pleasant place to enjoy a cuppa, sat in the round wood shelter with its stunning wildflower living roof.
The Castle Shop can provide all the necessary equipment to start climbing including shoe and harness hire. Plus we sell a full range of climbing kit, including the largest choice of climbing shoes in London.
Busiest times are Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday evenings and weekend afternoons.
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