What We Do

We believe that climbing should be available to everyone, regardless of ability to pay, physical ability, or skill level. We work to support the development and diversity of the climbing community, through offering world class route-setting alongside subsidised and free programmes for young people and underrepresented groups.

If you're interested in supporting or partnering with us, check out our 'What you can do' page and help us make the climbing community accessible to everyone!

Not everything we do is local, or aimed at beginners. In our support of the wider UK climbing community and athletes, we have:

  • Subsidised our own performance team - a squad of 18 young people
  • Supported a local young man from Tower Hamlets in his training to become part of the GB climbing team
  • Facilitated workshops with GB climbing coaches for the national team
  • Hosted 2 national competitions

In an attempt to encourage more women into sport, we started our She Climbs initiative putting on:

  • Regular events run by women, for women
  • A Film festivals celebrating women in adventure
  • Free coaching sessions every week

Throughout 2022, Development through Challenge funded extracurricular climbing sessions for students every Monday and Friday at Mile End Climbing Wall

Being from a highly deprived area and a school with double the national pupil premium average, climbing for a majority of students is not possible. Development Through Climbing provided students the opportunity to access regular, quality climbing sessions