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.

Thank you all for coming to the April edition of VauxComp!

This was the first VauxComp we’ve held at West since 2019 and the first in our brand-new Comp Arch that opened last year. We’ve invested in some amazing macro holds and couldn’t be happier with how the competition wall has turned out. Thank you for choosing to spend your Friday night with us and for making it such a fun evening!

The setters for this event were Steve Tucker, Alex Prescott, Steve Darling and Matt Varela-Christie. A huge thanks to our friends at the Duchy Arms for supplying the food and beer on tap for the evening and to Mabel’s Little Cake Company for providing a delicious treat box to the winner of our raffle.

Onto the results:

Main Comp

MALEFEMALENON-BINARY
Senior (16+)
1st place Pete Stephenson
2nd place Jules Asher
3rd place Richard Chien
Senior (16+)
1st place Rae Childs
2nd place Louise Bernard
3rd place Becky Rose
Senior (16+)
1st place George M.
2nd place Theo Wanstall
3rd place Maya Panicker
Junior
1st place Sebastian Addis
2nd place Matthew Zwi
3rd place Alasdair Mackintosh
Junior
1st place Yolanda Moran
2nd place Yana Solomakhina
3rd place Gaia Felice

Full results

Congratulations to all those who placed at the top of their categories! Prizes can be collected from VauxWall West if you haven’t already done so.

The next VauxComp will be Friday, July 1st at VauxWall East!

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.

Thank you all for coming to the March edition of VauxComp and our first event of the year!

The setters for this event were Steve Tucker, Yorkie, Tayla-Rose Bick, DM, and Jack Appleby. A huge thanks to our friends at the Duchy Arms for supplying the food and beer on tap for the evening and to Just One Body for providing both free consultations throughout the evening and the amazing prize of a fifty-minute treatment to the winner of our raffle.

Onto the results:

Main Comp

MALEFEMALENON-BINARY
Senior (16+)
1st place Sam Grenfell
2nd place Hayato Furusugi
3rd place Dario Prina
Senior (16+)
1st place Anna Soligo
2nd place Louise Bernard
3rd place Annaliese Plummer
Senior (16+)
1st place George M.

Junior
1st place Matthew Zwi
2nd place Sebastian Addis
3rd place Slater Cochrane
Junior
1st place Yolanda Moran
2nd place Cara Pischke
3rd place Gaia Felice
Junior
1st place Moss Murphy

Full Results

Congratulations to all those who placed at the top of their categories! Prizes can be collected from VauxWall East if you haven’t already done so.

The next VauxComp will be Friday April 22nd at VauxWall West!

Thank you all for coming to the December edition of VauxComp! It’s a well-loved staple in our events calendar and highlights what an amazing community we have at our walls.

The setters for this event were Yorkie, Alex Prescott, Jakub Stek, Tom Gledhill and Charles Romijn, and a huge thanks to our friends and partners at the Duchy Arms for supplying the food and beer on tap for the evening.

Onto the results:

Main Comp

MALEFEMALENON-BINARY
Senior (16+)
1st place Sébastien Dussaut
2nd place Sam Grenfell
3rd place Hayato Furusugi & Chris Matthew
Senior (16+)
1st place Alexia Basch
2nd place Joy Evelyn Wilson
3rd place Annaliese Plummer
Senior (16+)
1st place George M.
2nd place Nix Crabtree 
Junior
1st Place Apollo Andreichuk
2nd Place Milo Mash
3rd Place Matthew Zwi
Junior
1st place Gaia Felice & Florence Ashton
3rd place Yolanda Moran
 

Main Comp Results

Fun Comp Results

Congratulations to all those who placed at the top of their categories! Prizes can be collected from VauxWall East if you haven’t already done so.

The next VauxComp will be Wednesday 2nd March at VauxWall East!

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

Our new heating and cooling system at VauxWall East has now been in place for two months.

It automatically switches between cooling on warm days and heating on cold days. We’re aiming to maintain 20 degrees in the climbing arena to allow you to warm up with ease while ensuring you don’t slide off the holds.

VauxEast had gained a reputation for being a hotbox in summer and an icebox in winter but with this £30,000 investment, working within the limitations of our lovingly restored Grade 2 listed school hall, we can put that behind us and enjoy great climbing conditions all year round.

Climbing chalk is notorious for breaking air-con systems but we have worked closely with the designer to ensure sufficient filtration. We will monitor its effectiveness and maintenance in the coming few months. It is proving its worth already and we are looking into replicating the system to some of our other centres.

Happy climbing!