The Mile End Climbing Wall is maintained by the registered charity ‘DEVELOPMENT through CHALLENGE’ – promoting personal development through challenging physical activity, especially to the young person. By climbing at our centre, our customers help us to offer opportunities for youth groups, vulnerable young people, groups with special educational needs, and more.
We opened to the public in the late eighties and are housed inside an old pipe engineering works which is located within Mile End Park, a five-minute walk from Mile End Tube Station. It has grown to the current size, sporting approx. 16,000 sq. ft (1500 sq. m) of climbing surface.
We cater for the complete novice through to the seasoned professional offering a range of courses on and off site. The centre is widely used by other development charities, groups, schools and recreational climbers.
There is extensive bouldering (low level climbing without ropes) at all levels, top-roped and lead climbing as well as more advanced training areas – The Board Room, and our famous Monkey House.
Through our staff, regular customers and clubs, we have a relaxed and informal social atmosphere. Combined with the services on offer this makes Mile End the place to be climbing in London.