Green Lanes, Finsbury Park, London, N4 2NU
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+44 (0)20 8211 7000
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The Castle Climbing Centre
Green LanesFinsbury ParkLondonN4 2NU
- +44 (0)20 8211 7000
- Public transport:
- Manor House, Underground
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Only in London would you find a castle in the middle of a mile of council flats, and within this castle find a rock climbing gym. This place is amazing, and having gotten a small taste of it, I now want to go back for more. Plenty of wallspace, lots of variety, good vibe, nice cafe, fair prices, etc, etc, etc. Definitely rad.
How did this castle come to be? The website only tells us that it...more
I'm not sure who looked at an ancient castle in Finsbury Park and went, "Hmmmm, I want to climb that sonova." And then they did.
The Castle Climbing Centre is just that - a castle with it's insides ripped out and replaced with climbing walls, bouldering walls, a small cafe bar and a few surprises along the way (like comfortable couches spread throughout the building when you just need to...more
Thanks to Yelp and a few friends who share a love of climbing I have started frequenting the Castle a little more regularly. Luckily the 'bulk buy' I bought 2 years ago never expires so I still have a few pre-paid sessions left.
There are loads of climbing routes for top ropes, lead ropes and they have a few routes with strange & scary self belaying devices attached to the top of the climbs...more
I mean... it's a castle. One with its innards ripped out and replaced by variegated cell walls dotted with multi-coloured hand- and footholds. Does it -get- much cooler than this for a rock climbing gym?
The three floors of top roping, lead climbing, and bouldering merely comprise a fraction of what this mega-centre has to offer. They now have a more traditional gym space, walls of lockers...more
I think that climbing centre inside a castle is amazing. There are enough castles that are like museums. I like that they used the building on a different way. And halls are huge so it's nice for climbing.
I am really impressed how many climbing walls are there and how they have arranged them. Whatever you are a beginner or profi you can find some challenge for you that you'll be able to...more