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Published in Blog - News on 25th May 2022

We’re hiring Route Setters

We are passionate about providing great route setting that caters to our diverse East London climbing community. We are looking to recruit two Route Setters to join our team. You will deliver high-quality route setting with the support and direction of the Route Setting Manager. You will assist our setting team with all aspects of the day-to-day setting workload including stripping, washing holds and other associated duties. This position will involve working without direct supervision from time to time.

About you 
You’ll have a great understanding of movement and the foundation of fundamental climbing techniques. Commitment, adaptability and a desire to learn are more important in this role than being the strongest climber in the room. 2-3 years of regular setting experience is preferable.

You’ll be a team player, committed to professional development through open channels of communication and feedback. A passion for climbing and creating accessible and interesting routes is key. 


  • Enhanced annual leave entitlement 
  • Enhanced sick leave scheme 
  • Free climbing for employees and a Plus One (T&C’s apply) and more! 


Contract type 

Part time – 2 days per week, 7.5 hours a day. 

How to apply 
Please send your CV and a cover letter outlining why you are the right person for this role. You can download the full job description below. To send your application, or to get in touch with any queries, please email 

Closing date
Sunday 19 June 2022

Route Setter Job Description

About us 
We're working to make climbing accessible for all. As London's original climbing wall, we've been bringing climbers together since the late eighties. We are independent and not-for-profit, striving to remain authentic and a force for good. 

Mile End Climbing Wall is housed inside and old pipe engineering works, located within Mile End Park and sitting right next to Regent’s Canal. There is extensive bouldering at all levels – including the legendary Board Room, Monkey House and Mile End Comp Wall – as well as top-roping, autobelays and lead climbing. 

We cater for the complete novice through to the seasoned professional offering a range of courses on and off site. The centre has hosted many climbing events over the years, including Blokfest, Tour Du Bloc, and Team GB training sessions to name just a few. We recently launched She Climbs, featuring an all-female route setting team – one of the first events of its kind. 

This is an amazing time to join, with exciting projects such as the installation of our new training area, and a renewed focus on our values  – promoting the benefits of climbing and removing barriers to participation.

Much of our work is with children and adults at risk of abuse and as such we follow rigorous child protection policies and procedures in our recruitment process.