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Walthamstow climbing centre reveals free scheme for first-time climbers

Yonder, based off Blackhorse Lane, has said visitors at the centre will get their first climb paid for by the North Face

Credit: Yonder

A Walthamstow climbing centre is offering a free climb to first-time visitors.

The scheme, called New to Yonder, is backed by the North Face and will run until the end of the year.

Speaking to the Echo, centre manager Thanh Nguyen said: “Yonder bouldering centre not only provides outstanding climbing routes but also stands out by enveloping you in a thoughtfully and beautifully designed space exuding a vibrant, positive atmosphere. The sense of community and inclusion is a defining characteristic of the centre that is difficult to find in other spaces.

“At Yonder, we are dedicated to crafting a safe space and inviting environment. We all remember what it’s like to begin this journey. We’ve each experienced the challenge of falling from the most straightforward climbs. We don’t focus on how good or bad you are, only on ensuring you have an enjoyable experience.”


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‘Boulder buds’ are on the Yonder floor each weeknight from 7-9pm to help beginners out, and first-time visitors are also invited to attend the Buddy Up and Queer Climb socials if they want to climb with others. Buddy Up and Queer Climb socials must be booked ahead of attendance using the code: E17–NEW2YONDER.

In addition to the climbing walls, the venue offers a busy schedule of classes encompassing Yoga, Pilates, and Parent and Baby sessions. Meanwhile, our Cafe boasts excellent coffee and a menu replete with hearty and health-conscious choices. Its cafe boasts excellent coffee and a menu replete with hearty and health-conscious choices.

Yonder also has a shared workspace for people seeking an alternative to the office.

Find out more about Yonder here


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