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The Castle Climbing Centre 

Address: Green Lanes, London N4 2HA
Phone: 020 8211 7000

Email: Closest Tube – Manor House (Piccadilly line) or Finsbury Park (Victoria/Piccadilly line)​

The London Climbing Guides Opinion

Set within a magnificent Victorian water pumping station. The Castle Climbing Centre is the largest and busiest of the Central London climbing walls. Boasting some fantastic top rope/lead climb routes that reach a dizzying height of 12.5m. This in addition to a wealth of well set bouldering routes, makes the Castle a must visit for any level of climber. Lets face it, we love the Castle!!

The Centre

Is one of the largest facilities in London, boasting an extensive range of facilities and routes for beginners and advanced climbers. The castle has over 450 routes and roughly 90 roped lines. 
There is also an impressive range of bouldering routes, some 250 marked problems. The climbing areas are spread over various floors and levels in this unique and distinctive building.

• 12 separate areas
• 250+ set problems at any given time
• 30 traverses
• 4 circuits
• Grades range V0- to V10
• Area re-set regularly


Single Visit (Registered/Novice): £12.50 

Single Visit (Concessions)*: £7.50 

Under 18**: £7.50

Click here for details on costs

Climbing at the Castle


Only registered adult climbers may climb unsupervised at The Castle.  Anyone else can only climb under the supervision of a registered climber or a Castle-registered instructor. A registered climber may bring in up to two novice climbers per session.

Children of any age may climb under the supervision of a registered adult climber.  

No climbing experience?

The Castle offers an array of introduction courses as well as personal tuition for those whose needs fall outside the scope of the more standard courses. 

1 x five hour Introduction Course (one day),

A six hour 2-Week Introduction

An eight hour 4-Week Introduction.

All three focus on the basics of climbing indoors and making the most of the Centre.

More details on booking courses can be found here

Registering / ​Membership / discounts

Adults with prior experience can register to climb (costs shown above) unsupervised at The Castle. 

In order to do so you must be able to:

  1. Put on a harness correctly.

  2. Attach a rope to the harness using either a double figure of eight or a bowline knot.

  3. Use a belay device to secure a falling climber.

Click here for details on discounts

Kit Hire

You can hire harnesses and climbing boots and other gear from The Castle Shop which is located just opposite the reception area.

Climbing Shoes: £2.50

Harness: £2.50
Helmet: £1.00
Belay set: £2.00
Ground Anchors: £1.00
Chalk/Chalk bag: £1.00


Other Facilities

Castle Café – Selling home grown, homemade vegetarian and vegan dishes and a great variety of snack and cakes (inc gluten free options)

Castle Shop – The Castle shop has the largest range of climbing shoes on offer in London. We sell a full range of clothing, climbing gear, climbing books and videos. All our staff are avid climbers, friendly and knowledgeable and happy to give loads of advice. (Or could I be cheeky and suggest the shop is added to your ‘Climbing Shops’ section?).

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