As we’re all aware, inflation is hitting both households and businesses hard. Prices have rocketed across the board, from coffee beans to utilities, and even climbing holds.

We’ve also increased our investment in our most important resource; upping our team’s pay by an average of 6% in 2021 and a further 6% this year.

With this in mind, we’ve made some minor tweaks to some of our memberships, perks, and pricing.

These will ensure that we can still deliver the premium climbing experience that you expect from us for many years to come, with constant reinvestment in improvements, new climbing holds, and the evolution of our multigym offering across the capital.

Super Off-Peak and Tiered Pricing

From 1st August Super Off-Peak times will change at BethWall, CanaryWall, and RavensWall, while BethWall and CanaryWall will move up to our standard tiered pricing:

  • Super Off-Peak at BethWall will move to Saturday 8-10am
  • Super Off-Peak at CanaryWall will move to Sunday 9-11am
  • Super Off-Peak at RavensWall moves to Friday 6am-4pm
  • BethWall and CanaryWall move from lower-tier to standard Day Pass pricing

Pre-paid Membership Increases

From 1st August, 6 and 12 month pricing for pre-paid memberships will be as follows:

6-month pre-paid membership (5% saving over recurring memberships) 

  • Off-peak – £285 – (£47.50 a month)
  • Concession – £342 – (£57 a month)
  • Adult Anytime – £399 – (£66.50 a month)

12-month pre-paid membership (10% saving over recurring memberships)

  • Off-peak – £540 – (£45 a month)
  • Concession – £648 – (£54 a month)
  • Adult Anytime – £756 – (£63 a month)

Until 1st August, you can extend your existing pre-paid membership by 6 or 12 months, or switch from recurring to pre-paid, at the current prices online by heading here.

If you already have a pre-paid membership we’ll simply add on the extra months. If you’re on a recurring membership, we’ll switch over your membership from 1st August.

Membership Perks

From 1st August members will get the brilliant new perk of 10% off all café items at any centre.

Members will also be entitled to 1 free hot drink only before 11am on weekdays, replacing the free off-peak hot drink perk.

All other perks remain the same, so you’ll get;

  • Two free guest passes per month for new climbers
  • Unlimited towel hire
  • 10% off retail items in on-site shops
  • Fast-track access to 7 (soon to be 8) premium climbing centres across London, including the capital’s only BMC National Performance Centre at HarroWall

Once again, thank you for your continued support. LCC is made by you, our fantastic community, and we love climbing with you.

Join us in welcoming back The Big Comp, which returns to HarroWall this September!

We’re psyched to have this competition returning for the 4th time, and we can’t wait for you to join us in north-west London for the show-stopping event. So, what’s it all about?

Test yourself in our all-levels-welcome competition. Climb world-class problems set by some of the UK’s top routesetters, Gaz Parry, Caelian Harker and our very own in-house-hero Andrew ‘Yorkie’ York. Plus, take part in fun challenges, boot demos, and gear raffles throughout the day.


When?

Saturday 24th September & Sunday 25th September

Where?

HarroWall, London’s only BMC National Performance Centre.

What’s on?

  • Fun comp
  • Finals
  • 25 boulder problems
  • Challenges
  • Boot demos from leading brands
  • Cash prizes
  • Free gear

Prize Fund over £1,500
Raffle Prizes include Arc’teryx gear, vouchers + more…..
All competitors automatically entered into the prize raffle

Pre-booking and Pricing

Guarantee your spot ahead of the event and bag a saving at the same time.

Early Bird price: £15 (Limited number of Early Bird tickets are available, so bag yours today and save £10)
Pre-Booking Price: £18

Entry on-the-day: £25

PLUS: The first 100 to pre-book tickets can claim an exclusive Big Comp 2022 Tee on the day. Hit the button below to get yours.
*Sizes subject to availability

The Big Comp 2022 Finals

Heavy hitters can qualify for our showcase finals for a chance at the HarroCrown and CASH PRIZES. Don’t fancy a climb? No problem. Spectators can join the party for only £5 (payable on the day) and watch the highest-scoring climbers of the day battle it out.


DAY SCHEDULE:
24th September
Senior Registration + Warm up 13:00 – 14:00
Senior Qualifiers 14:00 – 17:00
Senior Finals 17:30 – 19:30
Bar opens at 17:00

25th September
Junior Registration + Warm up 13:00 – 14:00
Junior Qualifiers 14:00 – 17:00
Junior Finals 17:30 – 19:30


JUNIOR AGE CATEGORIES:
Youth B (born in 2007-2008) Ages 14 – 15
Youth C (born in 2009-2010) Ages 12 – 13
Youth D+ (born 2011+) Ages 11 and younger

SENIOR 16+: (born before 2006 – 1977)
MASTERS 45+: (Born before 1977)

PRE-BOOKING
EARLY BIRD price: £15 (limited number of early-bird tickets available!)

Price on-the-day: £25
First 100 pre-booking gets a free comp t-shirt 


REGISTRATION
Every climber through the doors needs to be registered (Already climb with us? No need to stress, you’re all sorted.)
New to climbing at LCC? Click HERE and get registered before coming down!


ATTENTION ALL JUNIORS:

Any U14s need to be supervised by a competent adult
For the competition we will require juniors to be supervised for safety. Details on supervisor procedure to follow closer to the event date.


JUNIOR Round Information There will be set problems for Juniors, but not between separate age groups. All age groups compete on the same blocs. These blocs will be made up of Senior problems & dedicated Youth Only problems.
FINALS The top 6 scores from across all Junior age groups will qualify for the Junior Finals. There will only be one Junior Finals made up of 4 blocs.
ISOLATION There will be isolation for finalists that will open 1 hour before Finals begin. No phones allowed in isolation.

12th July

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

  • HarroWall 1 x 20 hours per week Duty Manager
  • HarroWall 1 x 30 hours per week Duty Manager
  • HarroWall 1 x 30 hours per week Team Member
  • HarroWall 1 x 20 hours per week Team Member
  • CanaryWall 1 x 30 hours per week Duty Manager
  • CanaryWall 1 x 20 hours per week Team Member
  • Regional Deputy Setting Manager – Full-time role
  • Regional Setting Team Leader (RSTL) – 2 x 2 days per week OR 1 x 4 days per week
  • Regional Setting Team Member (RSTM) – 1 x 2 days per week
  • Regional Setting Team Assistant (RSTA) – 1 x 2 days per week

Dates:

Closing date for all applications: 17th July at midnight

Interviews: 25th, 26th & 27th of July at HarroWall

Start date: As soon as possible but flexible

How to apply:

Duty Manager – Application Form

Team Member – Application Form

Regional Deputy Setting Manager – CV & detailed covering letter

Route Setting Team positions – CV & detailed covering letter

All applications are to be emailed to Katya Creed [email protected]

CHECK OUT OUR JOB LISTINGS PAGE FOR MORE INFO

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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.

VauxWall is looking for talented young climbers to join our VauxSquad for 2022-2023!

The event is open to any young climbers* with a minimum of 3 months of climbing experience. A selection event will be held every academic year.

The Try-Outs will be held at VauxWall West Climbing Centre:

  • Sunday 24th July
  • Booking & Pre-registration essential
  • Maximum 30 participants
  • Entry fee per participant £10 paid on booking

To book, please see below or click here.

It is a competition aimed solely at children, which is very rare. The setting and climbs will be designed for them and the comp wall will be set for the competition only. The results of the competition do not determine who we choose to join the VauxSquad. Our team of coaches will be keeping an eye on the competition, and we will be monitoring the competitors throughout the day, looking for attributes in attitude, determination, communication, teamwork, strategy as well as many others, so their climbing ability isn’t a limiting factor. However, they should have some climbing experience meaning they are prepared to commit to climbing for at least the next year, at a high, competitive standard with the VauxSquad.

Time frame for the selection day

  • 09:30am Welcome and intro to the day & warm up
  • 10am Score cards issued & climbing begins
  • There will be 20 boulder problems to attempt
  • 1pm Climbing ends & Score cards collected.
  • Debrief and mini prize giving

Invitations to join the VauxSquad will be sent via email.

*please note only those aged 10-17 will be invited to join the VauxSquad

If selected, some info you’ll need to know:

  • Squad training sessions will run twice a week
  • They’ll run following school term times (i.e. not over holiday periods)

Benefits to being part of the VauxSquad will include:

  • Weekly training sessions with qualified and experienced coaches, following a training plan
  • 1 pair of climbing shoes per year
  • Unlimited access to all LCC London facilities for the squad member (and supervisor if the squad member is under the age of 14)
  • Discounted private/ 1:1 coaching sessions

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.

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