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!