BlocFest takes over the Castle By Jen Wilby

The Castle is a magnificent victorian building towering over the Finsbury Park area of North London and on the 8th December it was host to the 2nd round of the amazing new BlocFest Bouldering Festival.

BlocFest is 5 giant bouldering festivals led by world class boulder setters across the South of England, but its not just a normal climbing festival, its exciting, social, challenging but most of all its what climbing is all about … FUN!

The launch event was held at Mile End on the 10th October and was a huge success with over 250 folk enjoying the blocs, challenges and freebies on offer.

Click here to see photo’s and results of the launch event:

On Saturday, the Castle’s bouldering areas, inlcuding the steep powerhouse pen, the panels, slabs and inspirational mezz were filled with 25 blocs ready for everyone to have a go at. The problems range from easy up to insanely hard / challenging – which ensures something for everyone.


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