11th May 2022

We are excited to announce the latest round of opportunities to work for LCC:

  • 1 x VauxWall Duty Manager (Part-time 20 hours per week)
  • 1 x VauxWall Team Member (Part-time 20 hours per week)
  • 1 x RavensWall Duty Manager (Part-time 20 hours per week)
  • 1 x RavensWall Team Member (Part-time 20 hours per week)

Dates:

Closing date for all applications: 31st May at midnight

Interviews: 7th June at HarroWall for the RavensWall vacancies

Interviews: 6th June at HarroWall for the VauxWall vacancies

Start date: As soon as possible but flexible

How to apply:

Duty Manager – Application Form

Team Member – Application Form

All applications to be emailed to Katya: [email protected]

Full details of roles:

VauxWall Duty Manager

Starting Rate £11.20 per hour.

Pay reviews are based on length of service and additional responsibilities. This starting rate is also due to be reviewed in July 2022.

As part of the small multifunctional team the role of Duty Manager is central to the effective running of the Centre. You will be responsible for the provision of a safe, fun and welcoming climbing environment. When on duty you will directly manage the day-to-day operations including the reception, café and shop with additional responsibilities including cleaning and administrative tasks.

  • Experienced applicants are preferred but full training will be given
  • All applicants must be able to arrive at VauxWall for 5.45am to complete opening shifts.
  • The roles will cover the full range of VauxWall’s extensive opening hours.
  • VauxWall will be your primary site but you be occasionally asked to work at other LCC locations

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VauxWall Team Member

Starting Rate: £10.00 per hour for aged 18 and over. £7.20 per hour for 16 & 17 year olds.

Pay reviews are based on length of service and additional responsibilities. This starting rate is also due to be reviewed in July 2022.

Working with the Duty Manager to provide a safe, fun and welcoming climbing environment. You are expected to provide an exceptional level of customer service in all centre operations. Additional to reception, tasks will include instruction, coffee service, cleaning and administration.

  • Experienced applicants preferred but full training will be given
  • The roles will be focused on evenings and weekend shifts.
  • VauxWall will be your primary site but you may be occasionally asked to work at other LCC locations

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RavensWall Duty Manager

Starting Rate £11.20 per hour.

Pay reviews are based on length of service and additional responsibilities. This starting rate is also due to be reviewed in July 2022.

As part of the small multifunctional team the role of Duty Manager is central to the effective running of the Centre. You will be responsible for the provision of a safe, fun and welcoming climbing environment. When on duty you will directly manage the day-to-day operations including the reception, café and shop with additional responsibilities including cleaning and administrative tasks.

  • Experienced applicants are preferred but full training will be given
  • All applicants must be able to arrive at RavensWall for 5.45am to complete opening shifts.
  • The roles will cover the full range of RavensWall’s extensive opening hours.
  • RavensWall will be your primary site but you be occasionally asked to work at other LCC locations

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RavensWall Team Member

Starting Rate: £10.00 per hour for aged 18 and over. £7.20 per hour for 16 & 17 year olds.

Pay reviews are based on length of service and additional responsibilities. This starting rate is also due to be reviewed in July 2022.

Working with the Duty Manager to provide a safe, fun and welcoming climbing environment. You are expected to provide an exceptional level of customer service in all centre operations. Additional to reception, tasks will include instruction, coffee service, cleaning and administration.

  • Experienced applicants are preferred but full training will be given
  • The roles will be focused on evenings and weekend shifts
  • RavensWall will be your primary site but you may be occasionally asked to work at other LCC locations

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OUR MISSION STATEMENT

VauxWall, HarroWall, CroyWall, RavensWall, CanaryWall and BethWall are facilities of The Lakeland Climbing Centre Limited. We are driven by our passion for climbing and the positive effect it can bring to everyone’s lives. Our London facilities set a new standard for accessible, clean and constantly evolving indoor climbing. In partnership with our customers, staff, sponsors and suppliers, we have created and continue to develop friendly, efficient and safety-conscious centres of excellence that everyone can enjoy. Strong links with our northern centres will provide opportunities for customers and staff to continue their journey into the diverse sport of climbing in the stunning Lake District National Park.

WHY WORK FOR THE LAKELAND CLIMBING CENTRE LTD?

From our northern roots to our London expansion, we have developed an environment for excellent customer service born out of a happy, supportive and proactive team. LCC’s top priorities are its customers and staff; we want to create and maintain great places to work and climb. Free climbing, discounts with local businesses, financial support for continued professional development, flexible working hours and competitive rates of pay are the key benefits.

We are rather excited to announce that:

➡️ We are removing pre-booking for independent climbing at VauxWall East and West from 1st April You can simply pay on arrival or self check-in if you have a membership or punch card.

➡️ You will no longer need to ‘check out’ at any of our walls

Now that the busiest months of the fitness calendar are over and the number of excellent climbing facilities in London has grown, we are less likely to reach capacity as often. Members and punch card holders will of course be given priority entry in the event that we do reach capacity.

As ever, we encourage all our climbers to avail themselves of our extensive opening times. Please note that between 6.30 pm and 8 pm Tuesday to Thursday are the busiest times for our two Zone 1 centres.

Making the Most of our Walls

Love VauxWall West? Of course you do! We all do. But sometimes we’re looking for a quieter climb so here’s a reminder that VauxWall East is just a short walk from VauxWall West. Between these two walls, we have over 430 blocs that are reset regularly. We have invested in lots of exciting new holds in the past few months, and from summer 2022, we are speeding up the changeover of blocs to seven weeks to ensure there is a fresh bouldering area every week at East and West. In addition, traverse walls and circuit boards will be completed on extra setting days. With spring arriving, why not walk a few extra minutes through the park to get to VauxWall East and mix up your sessions!

Thank You  ❤️

The booking system and the need to check out were necessities throughout the worst of the pandemic, and we just want to thank our entire community for embracing these additional processes. We are excited to get back to an even smoother check-in process to help you get on the wall even faster!

Top Tip: You can purchase punch cards and memberships direct from the Prices page of our website to make check-in even quicker & simpler.

Thanks to everyone for coming to our first comp of 2022.

There was an incredible turnout and was great to see so many people coming down for their first CroyComp!

A huge thank you to our incredible setters Steve Tucker, Tayla Bick, Tom Peel and Callum Taylor for setting some great blocs!

Congrats to the winners of our Main Comp!

Senior Female

1st Place: Annaliese Plummer

2nd Place: Liyen Nhuyen

3rd Place: Hui Fen Koo

Senior Male

1st Place: Duncan De Combiens

2nd Place: Hayato Furusugi

3rd Place: Richard Bartlett

Junior Female

1st Place: Iggy Rinaldi

2nd Place: Cara Pischke

3rd Place: Olivia Rinaldi

Junior Male

1st Place: Joey Howells

2nd Place: Elijah Stewart

FULL MAINCOMP RESULTS HERE

FUNCOMP RESULTS HERE

Check out our insta here to find more shots from the comp!

Upcoming Events:

London Climbing Festival 7th & 8th May 2022

Join us over at HarroWall for talks, workshops, screenings & exclusive deals stalls!

We will be running workshops including:

Routesetting, Acroyoga, Animal flow, Competition mindset training, fingerboarding, Training board climbing & more!

Check out https://londonclimbingfestival.co.uk to find out more and grab your tickets! *Limited workshop spaces apply.

Dear climbers,

Top up your punch cards at 2021 prices this December and beat our small price increase.

Thank you for your ongoing support through the pandemic and for trusting us with your climbing safety in these unusual times.

To ensure we continue to cover our growing overheads, there will be an average 3% increase in entry prices from 1st January 2022. With our seven centres, fantastic membership perks, long opening hours, extensive off-peak times, over 200 fresh blocs per week and a welcoming team, we continue to work hard to give you value for money. We are also adding two additional off-peak opening hours at HarroWall by opening from 8am on weekends from January.

The expansion of CanaryWall, VauxWall West and the addition of the heating/cooling system at VauxWall East shows our commitment to continued investment in our centres. We have recently placed orders for £50,000 of new holds for our centres to mix up your climbing in the new year. Since maintaining our team through the pandemic and topping up furlough pay, we have also increased pay by an average of 6%, both improving starter rates and rewarding length of service by introducing a banded pay system. Our centres are only as good as the teams that staff them and our continued reputation for excellent customer service means the world to us.

It’s not all going up. Day pass rates at CanaryWall, CroyWall and BethWall Green are actually going down and we are introducing a £5 entry super off-peak time period once a week at each of our seven centres. This is to ensure we are not creating financial barriers to starting our fantastic sport.

6-month and 12-month memberships are now permanent products and these new memberships give the option to make climbing with us even more economical.

Our 6-month memberships give you a 7% discount over 2022 recurring membership prices

Our 12-month memberships give you a 15% discount over 2022 recurring membership prices

These new memberships are available to purchase now. It’s easy to switch your recurring membership to a prepaid membership should you wish and any of our reception teams can complete this for you with no days lost that you have already paid for.

A reminder of our fantastic membership perks:

  • Unlimited entries to all LCC London Centres* (with no-hassle self-check-in)
  • 1 free hot drink per day at any off-peak time
  • 10% off retail items in our onsite shops
  • 2 guest passes per month (new customers only)
  • Unlimited towel hire

*Pre-booking is still required for peak times at VauxWall East & West, but we are working hard to optimise safe access.

Extra special December 2021 Offer: Buy a 6-month or 12-month prepaid membership in December 2021 and you can take advantage of 20% off retail items at the same time. These retail items must be purchased at the same time as your membership.

A reminder of our opening times and off-peak times are below.

Prices effective from 1st January 2022:

2022 day pass rates: VauxWall, RavensWall, HarroWallPrice
Registration Fee£2.00
Adult Peak Entry£14.50
Adult Off-Peak Entry£10.00
Concession Peak Entry£12.50
Concession Off-Peak Entry£9.00
Junior Age 4-10 Peak Entry£8.50
Junior Age 4-10 Off-Peak Entry£6.50
Shoe Hire£3.70
Chalk Hire£2.00
2022 day pass rates: CroyWall, CanaryWall, BethWallPrice
Registration Fee£2.00
Adult Peak Entry£13.50
Adult Off-Peak Entry£9.50
Concession  Peak Entry£11.50
Concession Off-Peak Entry£8.50
Junior Age 4-10 Peak Entry£7.50
Junior Age 4-10 Off-Peak Entry£5.50
Shoe Hire£3.70
Chalk Hire£2.00
2022 Punch cards
TypeCost
5 Punch Adult£65
10 Punch Adult£120
20 Punch Adult£220
10 Punch Concession£100
2022 Recurring Memberships
TypeCost
Off Peak£50
Concession£60
Anytime£70
Family (includes 1 adult and up to 2 children)£95
Extra Family Member£36
2022 Prepaid Memberships 1 Month
TypeCost
Off-Peak£60
Concession Anytime£70
Anytime£80
2022 Prepaid Memberships 6 Month
Save 7% over Recurring Membership
TypeCost
Off-Peak£279
Concession Anytime£335
Anytime£391
Family (includes 1 adult and up to 2 children)£530
Extra Family Member£201
2022 Prepaid Memberships 12 Month
Save 15% over Recurring Membership
TypeCost
Off-Peak£510
Concession Anytime£612
Anytime£714
Family (includes 1 adult and up to 2 children)£969
Extra Family Member£367

Super Off-Peak – Launching from 1st January 2022

Priced out of climbing? Arrive within these time windows and enjoy the £5 day pass rate.

Super Off-Peak Day Pass
VauxWall WestSundays 6am to 9am
VauxWall EastMondays 9am to 4pm
HarroWallFridays 9pm to 11pm
CroyWallMondays 6am to 4pm
RavensWallFridays 8.30pm to 10.30pm
CanaryWallSundays 5pm to 9pm
BethWall GreenSaturday 5pm to 9pm

Summary of opening times and tariffs at our 7 London centres

VauxWall West Climbing Centre (SW8 1SR)

Open Weekdays – 6am-11pm

Open Weekends – 6am-11pm

Off-Peak Weekdays – 6am-4pm & 9pm-11pm

Off-Peak Weekends – 6am-9am & 5pm-11pm

VauxWall East Climbing Centre (SE11 6BD)

Open Weekdays – 9am-10pm

Open Weekends – 9am-7pm

Off-Peak Weekdays – 9am-4pm

Off-Peak Weekends – 5pm-7pm

HarroWall Climbing Centre (HA1 4HX)  

Open Weekdays – 10am-11pm

Open Weekends – 9am-10pm (extending to 8am from January)

Off-Peak Weekdays – 10am-4pm & 9pm-11pm

Off-Peak Weekends – 9am-10am & 5pm-10pm

RavensWall Climbing Centre (W6 0UQ)

Open Weekdays – 6am-10.30pm

Open Weekends – 9am-9pm

Off-Peak Weekdays – 6am-4pm & 8.00pm-10.30pm

Off-Peak Weekends – 5pm-9pm

CroyWall Climbing Centre (CR0 4WN)

Open Weekdays – 6am-10pm

Open Weekends – 9am-9pm

Off-Peak Weekdays – 6am-4pm & 8pm-10pm

Off-Peak Weekends – 9am-11am & 5pm-9pm

CanaryWall Climbing Centre (E14 8AA)

Open Weekdays – 6am-11pm

Open Weekends – 9am-9pm

Off-Peak Weekdays – 6am-4pm & 9pm-11pm

Off-Peak Weekends – 9am-11am & 5pm-9pm

BethWall Green Climbing Centre (E2 9QX)

Open Weekdays – 6am-11pm

Open Weekends – 8am-9pm

Off-Peak Weekdays – 6am-4pm & 9pm-11pm

Off-Peak Weekends – 8am-10am & 5pm-9pm

Hello everyone!

We have a few announcements for 2022! Firstly, we will be open on New Years from 9am – 5pm so any keen beans can come climb. The perfect way to start the new year.

As it is still cold, we recommend climbers to warm up for longer. You can even grab our infamous deluxe hot chocolate before your climb to help warm those fingers! We look forward to seeing everyone back from the holidays ready to crush those climbs!

Hello everyone!

Welcome to CroyWall’s first blog post! In this post, we wanted everyone to know about a few things happening to our centre this month. Fresh on 1st December, our centre will have new blocs put on our Barrel set by our brilliant Route Setters Steve Tucker, Lou Tucker and Tayla Bick. Our next new set will be the Overhang Island which will be stripped on Tuesday 8th and new blocs put up for customers to play on from the evening of Wednesday 9th.

What we are really excited about this month is our Christmas CroyComp on Saturday 18th from 12pm – 5pm.  It would be great to see everyone come down and participate. You can join our main competition, fun competition, or both! Prizes are to be won so stay till the end for the chance to win.

Do not forget that we have new chalk in stock from Friction Labs (£22) and LCC beanies (£15) which would be an excellent Christmas gift.

We will be open on Christmas Eve and Boxing Day from 9am – 5pm so any enthusiastic climbers can come to our centre and have a cheeky climb during the holidays. We hope everyone has a brilliant Christmas and keep nice and warm.