The Lock Climbing Wall - Admissions

The Lock Climbing Wall is open to the general public including members and their guests throughout the year.

Normal Opening Hours

Monday   10.00 - 22.00
Tuesday        10.00 - 22.00
Wednesday   10.00 - 22.00
Thursday   10.00 - 22.00
Friday 10.00 - 17.00
Saturday 10.00 - 18.00
Sunday 10.00 - 18.00

Bank Holidays  10.00 - 16.00

Christmas Opening Hours

Saturday 22nd December  10.00-18.00
Sunday 23rd December 10.00-18.00
Christmas Eve 10.00-16.00
Christmas & Boxing Day CLOSED
Thursday 27th December 10.00-18.00
Friday 28th December 14.00-22.00 LOCK IN
Saturday 29th December  10.00-18.00
Sunday 30th December 10.00-18.00
New Years Eve 10.00-16.00
New Years Day CLOSED

Nb. Last entrance to the wall, one hour before closing time.

Our reduced off-peak and concession charges apply to the lock members and only during off peak times - Mon-Friday 10.00 - 16.00 (except bank holidays) 

For map and directions see our Getting to the Lock page

Who can climb with us? 

We welcome visitors of all ages and abilities, and instructed sessions and clubs can start at aged 7.  All visitors wishing to climb and /or belay unsupervised will be required to complete a registration form and accept our terms of use prior to using the wall. Please see our How to register section.

Registered experienced adults are also entitled to supervise up to two paying novices.

Parents and Children  - As a registered experienced adult, you may supervise your own child or children under 13. This is limited to a maximum two children per parent. Parents are not permitted to supervise children that are not their own.

If you are new to climbing or just a bit rusty then participation in one of our regular Learn To Climb Courses is the perfect way to give you the requisite competence and confidence to climb unsupervised at The Lock.

We also run 
Adult Give-it-a-Go climbing sessions on a Monday evening for complete novices wishing to give climbing a try for the first time.

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. 


Please note our prices have changed with effect from 1st August 2017

Pricing - Pay-Per-Visit
Adult (non- members) £11
Adult (members) £8
Concession /Off-Peak* £6.50
Young Person £5.50
Family Climb (members) £23
Membership & Passes
Individual Lifetime Membership £15
Monthly Pass (Adult) £40
Monthly Pass (Concession)* £26
Monthly Pass (Young Person) £21
Annual Pass (Adult) £335
Annual Pass (Young Person) £185
Kit Hire
Climbing shoe hire £2.50
Harness & Belay Plate £2.50
Climb Package
(admission, shoes, harness & belay plate - members only)

Young People are under 18's
*Concessions must provide proof of ESA, valid student card etc, 
Concessionary rates apply to Lock members only and only during off-peak times.
Off-peak charges apply Monday-Friday 10am - 4pm (except bank holidays)

Clubs and Group Use

For information on our clubs for young people and adults and group use of the wall, please click here

CALL US : 0345 200 4220
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