The North Face Donates Climbing Wall To London Youth Charity

STORY BY Megan Hughes 19th August 2019

Iconic outdoor brand The North Face has announced it is sent to donate a climbing wall to London youth charity The Wickers, to enable young people access to the sport on a regular basis.

Earlier this month, as part of its Walls Are Meant For Climbing Campaign, The North Face transformed Westfield square, London, into a celebration of climbing, combining a festive atmosphere and live music with free climbing and expert advice from athletes.

With climbing featuring at the Olympics for the first time in under a year’s time, this event was inspired by the belief that walls present opportunities and not obstacles. The two-day event saw people scale a bespoke climbing wall, forged from three upcycled shipping containers into a unique bouldering and top-rope climbing experience for new and seasoned climbers alike.

Now, The North Face will be donating one of the customised climbing containers to London youth charity The Wickers so that young people can continue to improve their climbing skills. A charity that aims to give young people a safe and positive space to interact and provide opportunities to succeed in life, The Wickers will work with Hackney Council to provide a space for the climbing wall to help engage as many young people in the sport.


The other containers will go to initiatives in the cities of Munich and Milan, with Milan playing host to the final stop of the “Walls Are Meant For Climbing” tour in September.

The North Face will be offering further free climbing sessions in London on August 24th as part of Global Climbing Day. For more information follow The North Face on Instagram @TheNorthFaceUK.

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