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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



Almost everything as she had a great time and wants to come back the teacher was very encouraging Friendly in fact every one was. very helpful towards her etc.. However I would of prefer more people who where more my child's age on the taster day. other than that perfect evening. speak to you soon.
2nd September 2019



Tom was lovely, he was very clear and helped us along the way. He showed us how to overcome some of the hurdles we'd come across and was just a fun person to be 'round
10th August 2019



Matt was an encouraging instructor. It was good to cover rope climbing, experience the auto belay and bouldering.
5th August 2019



We had a brilliant afternoon at Mile End Climbing Wall. The taster session was tailor to match our ability and our course leader was fantastic. We will definitely be coming back.
22nd July 2019



We had a fantastic time, thank you! Our instructor Nick was friendly and patient with us, and we learned a lot from him. Really enjoyed this taster session and would definitely like to climb here again!
14th July 2019



The instructor was very friendly and informative. The session went very well.
29th June 2019



Really friendly, knowledgeable and supportive instructor. Felt anxious but she was great and calmed the nerves! Registration process a ball ache.
16th June 2019



I loved every minute of it as a first timer to any sort if climbing. The instructor Georgia was so lovely and encouraging. Thank you
16th June 2019