How to visit the lock

Everything you need to know about visiting The Lock Climbing Wall

Register to climb at The Lock

Novice climbers

If you have never used a climbing wall before (or are under 18 years of age) then you are required to be signed-in and supervised by another registered, experienced adult. Together both you and your supervisor need to complete the supervised novice form.

Alternatively if you are 14-17 years old and wish to learn the necessary skills you can book onto a learn to climb course or hire one of our instructors for a bespoke session.

Experienced Adult Climber (18 years +)

To use The Lock Climbing Wall unsupervised, adults must have previous experience of climbing at an indoor wall. You do not have to be able to climb a certain grade, but you must be able to climb and belay safely in an indoor environment.

If you are a first time visitor you will need to complete an adult registration form and agree to our Conditions of Use and Rules before you can climb.

If you wish to become a member you can pay a one-off fee of £17 which entitles you to discounted entry, equipment and events.

Experienced Youth Climber (14-17 years)

Novice climbers who are under 18 years old require supervision from a competent adult who is a registered user of The Lock Climbing Wall. This can either be a parent, relative or friend who can complete a supervised novice form on your behalf. Alternatively, you could book one of our qualified instructors for a bespoke session.

If you are aged 14 to 17 and would like to climb without adult supervision, you can use our facilities after you have passed a Youth Assessment. This will test if you have the required skills and awareness to use our facilities and equipment safely. Assessments must be booked in advance and cost £12, this also includes your membership fee allowing you to receive further benefits. Youth Assessments can be booked via our office team. and you can  download the youth registration and assessment form here.

If you do not have these skills we recommend attending one of our youth climbing clubs or receiving some private tuition.

Become a Member of The Lock

All climbers are welcome at The Lock on a pay-per-visit basis however becoming a member will entitle you to discounted climbing as well as great value offers on monthly or annual passes, plus exclusive member-only events and discounted equipment.

Lifetime membership is priced at just £17 and easily pays for itself if you intend climbing with us regularly.

Getting to The Lock

Travel to The Lock by Train, Road or even River! We are easily accessible.

Located just off the A414 in Harlow there is easy access to M11, M25 and beyond.
Parking onsite is limited, but free parking is available just behind the centre at The Moorhen Pub .
The Lock is just 2 minutes by foot from Harlow Town Station.
Cyclists can use the bike rack located on site, under the watchful eye of our cameras.
We are located on the River Stort Navigation next to Burnt Mill Lock (our namesake) and very close to The Moorhen Marina should you wish to arrive by water!

How to find us

The Lock Climbing Wall, Burnt Mill Lane, Harlow, Essex, CM20 2QS

Tel: 01279 620270