The Castle Climbing Centre


The Castle is a dedicated climbing centre run by climbers for climbers and is one of the premier centres in Europe. Since it first opened its doors to the public in October 1995 the Castle has grown, and is still expanding. The centre is now spread over 4 floors and caters for both beginners and experts, housing over 450 roped and lead routes from 8m to 13m in height and an extensive range of bouldering surfaces.

Venue Details & Map

The Castle Climbing Centre

Green Lanes
Finsbury Park
N4 2NU
+44 (0)20 8211 7000
Public transport:
Manor House, Underground

Yelp Reviews

4.5 out of 5 based on 34 reviews

Top 5 reviews of The Castle Climbing Centre

5.0 out of 5 8 August 2016
by Melanie H.

I live nearby and have finally tried it out last weekend :) such a lovely place.

Lots of indoor climbing and bouldering walls. The place is quite spacious really. They also have an outdoor are which is brilliant when the weather is nice. Everybody is patient and respectful, very nice atmosphere to work out and have fun. You can also take a break and chill in the comfy outdoor area.


5.0 out of 5 10 April 2016
by Elisa T.

Came here for a taster plus session which involved trying out different types of rock climbing techniques? from abseiling, bouldering to roped climbing.

It wasn't much of a work out but it was fun and we got to stay for as long as we wanted to afterwards to do some more bouldering. You're not allowed to start unsupervised roped climbing without doing a climbing course first (~£70) but it's...more

4.0 out of 5 25 January 2016
by Kathryn S.

The Castle has been a part of my London experience since day one (three years ago) and is probably one of the best rock climbing centers that I have ever visited. It has four floors (plus an outdoor bit) of rock climbing and is continuing to grow. The routes vary in hardness and terrain type. Honestly, there could be no complaints with all of these options. They even have some routes that are...more

5.0 out of 5 1 July 2015
by Andy G.

Absolutely love this place. So much fun.

I'm on a 4 week climbing course here and the instructor is brilliant. Lots of challenging climbs set on several floors for both bouldering and harnessed rope climbs. Either just go for the bouldering or rope climbs after learning to safely put on a harness, check yours and your partners harness and belay devices.

Also has a community garden for growing...more

3.0 out of 5 10 May 2015
by Megan S.

It's fun, because it's climbing. But I didn't love The Castle.

Don't get me wrong: it's a cool place. It looks great, both inside and out, and there's definitely a good atmosphere. I just struggled to make it work for me.

A bit of context: I've been bouldering for about 6 months, at The Arch, which is devoted to bouldering. I'm not climbing with ropes at this point. And while it's kind of...more

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