Registration and membership

Register to climb at The Lock

Novice climbers

If you have never used a climbing wall before (or are under 14 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 over 14 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 £15 which entitles you to discounted entry, equipment and events.

Experience 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, or 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 £10, 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

Whilst non-members are more than welcome to come and climb on a pay-per-visit basis, becoming a member at The Lock 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 £15 and easily pays for itself if you intend climbing with us regularly.