Welcome to Essex’s largest Indoor Climbing Centre

Whether you are a seasoned climber or a newcomer looking to try the sport,
The Lock Climbing Wall in Harlow provides great climbing experiences for all ages and abilities.

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First time climber?

If you’re aged 18+ and new to climbing we can help you take your first steps

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Experienced adult climber?

For those aged 18+ with climbing experience, who want to learn more or climb unsupervised

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Young climber?

Options for young people age 7-17 to climb at the lock

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Parent or teacher?

Find out how children, including under 7’s, can climb at the Lock

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Need help planning a trip to The Lock Climbing Wall?

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01279 620270

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Visiting the Lock

Find out all you need to know about a visit to The Lock including opening hours and pricing, how to get to find us and more

Our facilities
Registration and membership

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Climbing courses

A range of inspiring climbing courses and clubs from novices progressing up up to becoming an experienced top-rope or lead climber.

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News and Upcoming Events

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Stripping and Setting

We regularly strip and reset our blocs and routes, as well as replacing ropes, hardware and servicing Auto-belays.

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Special Events

From member ‘Lock-ins’ and visiting special guest speakers to our regular Bouldering leagues, read all about our special events.

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Updates from the Team

Squad news, vacancies plus updates on opening hours and new developments at The Lock.

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