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Indoor Climbing in Vauxhall

Discover climbing at VauxWall West, located in the arches underneath Vauxhall Station.

Hit the buttons below to find out more about climbing for first timers, families with kids, or regulars.

Hundreds of climbs in 6 railway arches underneath Vauxhall Station

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Training boards, stretching studio, and free-weight gym

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1 minute from the Victoria Line and mainline rail services in Vauxhall

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First time climbing at VauxWall?

SPECIAL OFFER! TWO FOR ONE ON ALL BOULDERING BASICS CLASSES THIS SUMMER – USE CODE SUMMER241 WHEN BOOKING ONLINE

How do I get started at VauxWest?

Climbers over the age of 18 are free to climb independently from their first visit to VauxWest.

New climbers simply need to watch a short induction video and fill out a pre-registration form, which you can do either online or in-person (we’d recommend online to save time on the day!)

Then all you need to do is turn up, check in at reception, and climb! Easy.

Want a bit more guidance during your first climb? We offer a couple of instructed sessions:

For first-timers

Bouldering Basics Sessions

  • This summer, bring a friend for free on any bouldering basics session!
  • Enter in SUMMER241 when booking, can be used for groups too!
  • One hour session with a qualified instructor.
  • Perfect for your first ever bouldering session. Shoes, chalk, and instruction provided. Just turn up ready to climb!
  • £27 per climber. Thursday and Friday evenings.

For groups and families

Private Coaching

  • One hour private session with an instructor.
  • Up to 6 participants, ages 7+
  • Prices start at £45, additional climbers £15 a head

What is bouldering?

Bouldering is a type of climbing that takes place on low-height walls, without the aid of ropes but with crash mats underneath.

It emphasises problem solving and technique, while also providing a full-body workout. The perfect blend of a fun mental and physical challenge!

Still got questions or want a bit more advice ahead of your first visit? Get VauxWest’s FREE Guide to Climbing delivered to your inbox, packed with tips, tricks, and a deal or two…

Climbing for children at VauxWall West

For first timers

Junior Bouldering Clubs

  • One hour session with a qualified instructor.
  • Running on weekend mornings and weekday afternoons during school holidays.
  • Shoes, chalk, and instruction provided. Just turn up ready to climb!
  • £19 per climber

For budding young climbers

NICAS Climbing Courses

  • Weekly hour-long instructed sessions, running alongside school half-terms.
  • Perfect for those budding young climbers who have started bouldering and are keen to learn more!
  • Booking commences shortly before school half-terms.

For families

Private Coaching

  • One hour private session with an instructor.
  • Up to 6 participants, ages 7+
  • Prices start at £45

Under 18s climbing independently or under supervision

Under 18s must either be signed off as an unsupervised junior, attend with a bouldering supervisor aged 18+, or book on to an instructed session to climb with us.

Bouldering supervisors are individuals over the age of 18 who have been signed off at one of our centres as a supervisor. As a supervisor you can supervise up to 2 under 18s at a time.

To be signed off as a supervisor you must participate in either a private session or a bouldering intro session, and pass our supervisor assessment. Climbers with previous experience can request to do an immediate bouldering supervisor assessment, without attending a session.

Unsupervised juniors are individuals aged between 14-17 who have been signed off to climb independently; they do not need to be accompanied by a bouldering supervisor. Unsupervised juniors can not supervise other climbers.

To be signed off as an unsupervised junior, you must pass our short assessment.

Find VauxWall West and get in touch


Arches 45b – 47c
South Lambeth Road, London
SW8 1SR

  • 1 minute walk: Vauxhall mainline and underground station
  • Secure cycle Storage

Email: [email protected]

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