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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 they 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

The instructor was lovely and the session was amazing!
12th January 2020

Loved our instructor, just wish it was a longer session! (Not a complaint, just really enjoyed it!)!
12th January 2020

Our coach Baptiste was awesome! Showed us the ropes and bouldering and felt very safe and secure all the way through. Definitely sparked our interest and will be back for more climbing!
11th January 2020

The instructor Elia was great at explaining everything and at encouraging me to surpass what I thought was my limit
10th November 2019

The instructor spoke too quietly. couldnt hear him. was too noisy. smaller group would be better (more climbing). great to have a go at ropes and boldering though.
14th October 2019

Very friendly and helpful instructor.
13th October 2019

I thought it went well, it was a good introduction to rope climbing and bouldering. The instructor was great and very encouraging.
7th October 2019

All in all very good. It was a bit crowded though.
6th October 2019

Great introduction to the space and to climbing/bouldering. Thought it was a bit strange that we weren't introduced to the auto-belay systems. But it was great and I'll definitely come back! Anna was lovely and really encouraging. That matters a great deal - I'm one of those very self-conscious people who hates being laughed at for being physically awkward due to bad schoolyard flashbacks - but I felt totally encouraged today. Thank you!!
6th October 2019