News and updates from The Lock team

A regular roundup of what’s happening at the Lock

From squad news to maintenance work and beyond, we’ll keep you abreast of what’s going on throughout the year.

Winter Lead Competition


This is in place of the Winter Bouldering league and Climbing Aggregate.  Round 1 starts 27th January 2024, full details here.

Squad Tryouts


We have free Squad Tryouts taking place on the 16th and 17th March, more information here

We’re recruiting!


We’re looking to build on our team of Instructors, with fixed term, part time/sessional positions currently available. Visit the Working for Essex website for more information and to apply.



Well done to Annie who has bagged 2 top 3 finishes in competitions already this winter. Machine.

The Lock news archive

Winter climbing aggregate comp

Our winter climbing aggregate competition – lead climbing, top roping, bouldering. Prizes for top 3 climbers in each categories

Temporary closure of Lock Climbing wall for improvements

Details of the temporary closure of The Lock Climbing wall during spring 2022 during improvement works

Lock CLimbing wall announces closure due to COVID-19 threat

Information for Lock customers about covid-19 coronavirus

Lock Climbing wall Covid-19 Coroanavirus updatelo

Information for Lock customers about covid-19 coronavirus

Coffee Climb

#coffeeclimb starts again today for the winter