news & events


Italian job 25

ROCK ON and La Sportiva are coming together again at Mile End Climbing Wall to bring you this years biggest and best team bouldering competition...

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Rock On Boot Demo 2018

On Saturday 24th March Rock On are hosting their latest  Boot Demo & Bouldering Competition here at Mile End Climbing Wall...

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Climbing Instructors Wanted

We are look to recruit climbing instructors to work at weekends here at Mile End Climbing Wall...

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Erin’s First 8a

After many weeks of frustration, determination, hard work and countless attempts (and lots of power screaming!) Erin, one of our Squadlets sent her first 8A! After having watched Erin progress on the route little by little, some days getting further than others, slowly linking parts of the route together, she finally conquered it, achieving something amazing! What is even more incredible is that only a few months ago Erin was terrified of leading - WELL DONE ERIN!! Here's to many more 8As and lots of crushing!  ...

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Success in Rome

During half term, one of our squadlets, Anya, competed in Rome in the Lazio Open Lead Cup - for her category she placed first!! Congratulations Anya - that's amazing!  ...

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WELL DONE CALLUM!!

For his last ever competition in the Youth Climbing Series, Callum travelled up to Ediburgh to compete in the National Final of the series...

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BMC YCS - Round 3

The final round of the BMC's YCS took place recently - the regional final and some of our squadlets' last ever YCS! Some fabulous results were obtained yet again at The Castle and Whitespider Climbing, including two third place podiums...

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Good News

Good news for all our customers...

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BMC YCS 2017 - Round 2

The end of February brought us to the second round of the BMC's YCS at Reading Climbing Centre and High Sports Brighton...

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All Together :)

During February half term, a session was organised whereby the younger squadlets from Academy could come along and climb with some of the older squadlets from Main Squad and Perfomance Squad...

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BMC YCS 2017 - Round 1

As comp season begins for 2017, many of our squadlets took part in the first round of the BMC's Youth Climbing Series at The Reach and Craggy Island...

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Mile End is 30 years old

our favourite climbing wall is 30 years old this year...

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Squad trip - Fontainebleau

Over the last week 15 squadlets went to Fontainebleau to try some outdoor bouldering and got to learn the difference between climbing indoors and outdoors...

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Tour Du Bloc Round 2

Round 2 of our amazing Tour Du Bloc competition takes place here at the wall on Friday 24th June...

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In House Squad Comp

A while back we had an in house squad comp where everyone from squad and academy took part which allowed us to get to know each other ...

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BMC YCS Final 2016

 Last weekend Performance Squad members Megan Peters & Callum Sturgeon travelled to Edinburgh for the national finals of the Youth Climbing Series, after qualifying in the top three of their regions (London and South East-South and London and South East -North respectively)...

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Vauxcomp 12

Many squadlets took part in the 12th Vauxcomp on the 6th of April with everyone doing extremely well...

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BMC YCS 2016 - Round 3

Well done to everyone who took part in the 3rd round of the BMC Youth Climbing Series which took place at Reading climbing centre and White Spider...

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Rock On Boot Demo 2016

On Saturday 19th March Rock On are hosting their latest  Boot Demo & Bouldering Competition here at Mile End Climbing Wall...

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Blokfest 2016 - The Castle

Well done to all of the squadlets that took part in the final round of Blokfest last Saturday...

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BMC YCS 2016 - Round 2

Well done to all the squadlets who took part in the second round of the youth climbing series at the Lock and Craggy Island, everyone did extremely well and congratulations to Megan P and Callum who both took third place...

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Shift Manager Vacancy

We are looking to employ a shift manager to help run the centre during the day, evenings and weekends...

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Blokfest 2016 - Bloc Bristol

Well done to all the squadlets who took part in the fourth round of blokfest which was at Bloc Bristol...

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BMC YCS 2016 - Round 1

Many of the squadlets took part in the first round of the BMC youth climbing series, most of them competed at Westway Sports Centre and a few competed at Surrey Summit...

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Vauxcomp Success

Congratulations to Callum,Gemma and Megan P who took took part in the Vauxwall competition at the beginning of February...

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Vacancies

Fancy working here at Mile End Climbing Wall? We have 2 vacancies, see below for more details: ...

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Blokfest 2016 - Mile End

Well done to all the Squadlets that competed in the third round of Blokfest with everyone achieving high scores in the hardest round so far...

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NICAS Photo Competition

Congratulations Callum and Gemma on winning a Wild Country chalk bucket and Black Diamond chalk in the NICAS photo competition, which involved them bat hanging from the monkey room dressed up as penguins! ...

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Nutrition for Climbing

Why not join us on Saturday 16th January for an amazing lecture with High Performance Dietician Rebecca Dent...

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Christmas Opening Times

As usual there will be some disruption & changes to our opening times during the festive season...

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Squad Success at the Reach

Well done to Matt & Callum with their success at the Reach competition last week...

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Christmas Party 2015

It's that time of year again when we invite all our customers (over 18 years old) to don their most outrageous fancy dress outfits and come dance the night away at our annual Christmas Party...

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Reel Rock 10

Don't forget the amazing Reel Rock 10 screening here at the wall this Sunday (22nd November)...

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Christmas Hamper Raffle

Fancy helping our Squad raise some much needed funds? If so please buy some raffle tickets and you could win yourself one of our amazing hamper prizes just in time for Xmas...

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Squad Trip to Snowdonia, 2015

This August, all of squad were gven the opporunity to climb on real rock in Snowdonia...

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Squad BBQ!

All members of squad and thier parents enjoyed a BBQ (along with some climbing, of course) to allow the current members of Squad to meet the new Academy members! Mike and Dean took their roles as chefs very seriously...

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Callum is awarded the season winner at the Vauxcomp!

After smashing numerous competitions at Vauxwall this season, Callum wins the overall best junior male...

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Access Denied

The centre is now open again but there is still no access to our car park...

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More success at VauxWall!

A big congratulations to Calum who achieved first place at the most recent VauxWall competition! ...

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Potential Road Closure

Boring but important: We have just been informed that the local authorities are doing some work on the water supply outside our main gate...

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March Madness

Just over two weeks have passed since Mile End hosted the epic final round of Blokfest...

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Blokfest 2015

Its just over 2 weeks until the final round of Blokfest 2015 hits Mile End, so heres a rundown of whats happening in and around the centre...

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Blocs a Plenty

It's been a while since we last updated our routesetting blog so we thought we would give a quick overview on the setting that's just happened and what's coming up in the next few weeks...

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Changes to Child Supervision

From Sunday 1st February our policy covering adults supervising children in the centre changes...

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Squad success at the YCS 2015

A big well done to the squad members who took part in the London & SE (north & south) 1st round of the BMC Youth Climbing Series...

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Junior Boulder Cup Round 1

3 of our brilliant squadlets made the journey up to Derby on the 7th December for the first round of the Junior Boulder Cup...

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Wide Boyz come to Mile End

It's just been confirmed that the Wids Boyz, Tom Randall & Pete Whittaker are bringing their new lecture series  to Mile End Climbing Wall later this month...

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The Competition Wall opens.

It's a pleasure to say that at long last (and slightly later than we anticipated) the new Competition Wall in The Secret Garden is now fully open...

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Squad Success at VauxWall

Congratulations to Callum, one our our rising stars who recently took first place at the VauxWall competition...

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Competition Fever

As the winter starts to draw in and everything gets colder we start to think about the up-coming competition season...

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Bye bye Laura

After many years as a member of the Mile End Squad our squad captain Laura has moved on to pastures new...

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Get started on real rock: Inside To Out

Here we take a look at our Inside to Out course, following a group of London climbers as they take their first steps on real rock...

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A Secret Garden Secret

Rumours are flying around about a comp wall in the Secret Garden...

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Instructors Required

We are looking for CWLA Assessed Instructors, preferably with experience...

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Secret Garden Denied

It's time for the IRATA boys and girls to take over the Secret Garden again...

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Green With Envy

With the next Tour Du Bloc just over a week away, the Routesetting Team have taken delivery of a large amount of  new holds from Volx for our new green V2-V4 circuit...

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Where Do I Start?

A question that is often asked...

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Bank Holiday Opening Times

Just a short but sweet note to remind everyone that we will be open 10am - 6pm on Saturday 3rd, Sunday 4th & Monday 5th May...

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Tour Du Bloc

Tour Du Bloc our brand new competition event starts here at the wall this Friday 25th April 6 - 9pm...

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BMC Youth Climbing Series

London Final of BMC Youth Climbing Series took place at the end of March at The Castle Climbing Centre with Callum’s 7th position with only one point behind 5th and 6th position...

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Secret Garden Closure

A number of people have asked us to publish the dates when the Secret Garden area is closed due to courses taking place in there, so here goes...

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Tour Du Bloc

Summer is nearly here, and with it comes Tour Du Bloc...

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Cake Cake and more Cake

On Saturday the 22nd March 2014 we will be having a cake sale at the wall to help raise money for a squad trip to North Wales in the Summer...

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New Opening Times

After many many years we have decided to extend our weekday opening hours...

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Rope Bay Update

Well folks, the rope bay is almost finished...

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Bloc Party

The Secret Garden Bloc was reset yesterday and by 7 o'clock the graden was packed with people trying the new problems! Great to see so many people getting involved with the top outs, and the different angles and climbing style out there...

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Rope Bay Re-furb

The second half of the Rope Bay re-furbishment is coming along nicely...

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Blokfest. The Depot, Nottingham

Fourth round of Blokfest took place at the beginning of the 2014 year all the way in Nottingham with Maisie' s 24th position and Laura’s 27th position in Senior Female category, Morag’s 11th position and Magan S’s 23rd position in under 16 female category, James’ 43rd position in Senior Male category, Callum’s 31st position and Isaac’s 35th position in under 16 male category...

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Rise Of The Rope Bay

The first half of the rope bay has been refurbished and is looking good...

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Twentyfourteen

The setters have been back for only a few days and already have a couple of re-sets under their belts...

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Competition 2013

The 2014 is almost over with three rounds of Blokfest and Selection day to British Team marking the end of competition this year...

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Merry Christmas!

The setters are back from a trip to Font a few weeks ago and have brought back renewed psych and ideas from the forest (and a reminder of how bad all the footholds are...

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Squad Success at The Reach

Congratulation to 3 of our squad members who came 1st, 2nd & 3rd respectively in the Recent Junior Eliminator Bouldering Competition at the Reach Climbing Wall...

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Routesetting Activities…

Route setting activities recently have included Trackside, Wave, Karma Slab and so far this week the Cave...

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Blokfest- The Aftermath

On Sunday 20th October, Mile End hosted the opening round of Blokfest 2013/2014...

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Operation Blokfest

With Blokfest fast approaching (just over one week away!)  setting plans are in place and the team are psyched! First up, recent setting activity- Last week we set the Red/Blue Overhang and the Peggy Day...

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The Hitman Comes To Mile End!

So, the Secret Garden Bloc and Slab are going down a storm...

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Secret Gardening

Well, after many many months of waiting the Secret Garden is finally finished and open...

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Trip Report: Peak District August 2013

This summer the squad made a couple of trips to the Peak District in Derbyshire...

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Welcome to the Squad

The Mile End Climbing Wall Youth Squad is for young people who are passionate about the sport of climbing...

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Sizzlin.

Over the past few weeks the setters have been battling the hottest temps to give you the coolest blocs...

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Axis….Of Evil.

Last Wednesday, half a ton of new Axis holds made it through customs in the Netherlands and landed in our car park...

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Special Delivery…

Its been a busy few weeks for the Setting Team...

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Going Caving…

Yesterday Mike and Andy re-set The Cave...

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Welcome to our new Route Setting blog

Over the next few weeks and months Alex and the routsetting team will be posting all kinds of information to keep you all updated with everything that's happening with the routes here at Mile End Climbing Wall...

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