London Indoor Climbing Evening - experienced climbers
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Come and join OutdoorLads at The Castle Climbing Centre! The Castle is the 'premier climbing centre' in South East England, receiving more annual visits than any other centre in the UK. Constructed within a massive Victorian pumping station it really does look like a castle. There are 450 routes over 95 lines set across 1000 metres of wall…
With a range of slabs, cracks, roofs, off-widths, stepped roofs and long overhangs there really is something for every level of climber. The Castle has a busy, vibrant social atmosphere, to which the OutdoorLads climbers certainly add.
This event is for members who are deemed to be competent climbers and do not require a guided session. All members that fulfil this criteria are welcome to come along to any of the sessions.
To come along, you will need to register via the event page, and to climb you will need to pay an entry fee directly to the centre when you arrive. For entry fee prices at the centre go to: www.castle-climbing.co.uk/admission-membership.
If you have not been to the centre before you can save time by registering online. Go to www.castle-climbing.co.uk/online-registration and select the Unsupervised Climbing/Bouldering form and complete the details. When you get to the centre all the details should be there on the system.
For your first time climbing with us, especially if you are a novice climber and think you need a guided session, please contact the event leader in advance to let him know what your skills and experience are.
It is important that all members sign up through the event page to make sure the event leader has all information of the members attending.
What to bring
If you have your own climbing gear i.e. harness, shoes, chalk-bag, Belay plate and screw-gate karabiner, climbing rope, you can bring this along, but please make sure it is in good condition.
As a minimum you will need the use of a climbing harness and a belay device (belay plate and a screw-gate karabiner, or a gri-gri if you have one). If you do not have your own, you will be able to hire what you need directly from the centre. For prices please use the link: www.castle-climbing.co.uk/admission-membership.
A £1 coin will be required to secure any belongings in the on-site lockers.
What to Wear
It is best to wear either shorts, combats or tracksuit bottoms. No jeans or any form of trouser which hampers movement. A t-shirt or vest is also suitable.
If you have any OutdoorLads branded clothing then please try and wear this as it will give the group a good level of visibility.
Any jewellery such as rings, watches, chains or bangles should be removed before beginning the session to prevent injury.
Food & drink
There is a cafe at the centre where hot and cold drinks along with snacks can be purchased. Bottled drinks can also be purchased here.
Halfway through the event we have a 20 minute break in the cafe for a friendly social session.
After we finish climbing we have a short social session in the Brunswood pub where we can catch up with how our climbing went during the session.