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Taster Session

Want to try climbing under the watchful eye of a nationally qualified instructor? Why not try a taster session.

What is it?

A Taster Session is a 1.5hr taster of roped climbing and bouldering (climbing without ropes above crash matting).

Who's it for?

Anyone 14 years and above can take part in a taster session but under 18's must contact the centre (020 89800289) to get the correct consent paperwork. N.B. anyone under 18 who turns up for a session without the correct paperwork signed by their parents will not be allowed to take part and no refunds will be given.

What will I learn?

Strangley enough, not a lot. A taster session is just that, a taster. It's perfect for those people who just want to come along and have a go to see what it's all about.

If you want to actually learn how to boulder or understand the nitty gritty of how to climb with ropes then we recommend either a Roped Climbing for Beginners or Introduction to Bouldering course.

What will I do?

Your instructor will get you kitted up in your climbing gear and then you will spend time in our rope bay climbing with ropes. You will then try your hand at bouldering. It's the simplest and most accessible form of climbing and the easiest way to get into the sport.

What do I need to bring?

Climbing shoes and all technical equipment are included.  You just need to bring a £1 (refundable) for a locker and a bottle of water (or buy one when you get here).

What Should I Wear?

Basic gym wear is best. Please note that climbing walls get really hot in summer and a freezing in winter so dress appropriately.

How Much does It Cost?

The 90-minute session costs just £20.00 (please note that this does not include registration as a member of Mile End Climbing Wall).

What can I do after?

Once your session is over you are free to leave the centre. You cannot just stay on and climb in the centre. If you do wish to carry on climbing without the supervision of the instructor you must report to reception, register, pay your registration and climbing fees and undertake an induction tour (over 18's only).

When do the sessions run?

Times and days of the week vary so look through the list below and click on a session to book online.

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Choose the number of people in your party and a date from the drop-down list.

Latest Reviews

I loved it! Really fun and covers the basics. I will be definitely back for more
12th January 2019

Perfect, really enthralled me to try the beginners course.
5th January 2019

I loved this course. I liked the way the instructor was clearly comfortable dealing with both sporty, confident fearless people and scared timid people like myself! I was doing it to try to challenge my fear of heights rather than achieve any sporting greats and this was respected. There was exactly the right balance between encouraging me to go a bit further and letting me take things at my own pace
9th December 2018

All was really good
8th December 2018

Unfortunately we were not able to attend as my partner had to work out of hours. I would appreciate if it could have been re-scheduled as I could not predict that this would happen unfortunately.
8th December 2018

Absolutely incredible experience, amazing staff. Definitely will consider doing my rope climbing course there.
18th November 2018

Everything was perfect!! Ethan was incredible he really helped put me at ease!! The staff were absolutely friendly, the facilities are great. I’ll be booking the Ropes for beginners course next. I had so much fun thank you!!
11th November 2018

our coach is super good
11th November 2018

Excellent instructor and facilities
27th October 2018