The Lock Climbing Wall - Clubs & Group Use

At The Lock we run several clubs for people who want to access the Climbing Wall on an informal basis

Young People's Climbing Clubs 

These sessions are aimed at young people new to climbing as well as those who wish to progress through the NICAS Scheme.  

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The Herts & Essex Climbing Club

HECC meet weekly every Tuesday and Thursday from 7pm until 10pm at The Lock Climbing Wall.

Annual club membership costs £25, for more information please contact the club direct at

Further information can be found on their website:

Chair: Alison Lambert
Treasurer: Josh Leak
Club Secretary: Lauren Skryl.

Group Use

In addition to these clubs, you can access the Wall as part of a supervised group.
Please note that only endorsed instructors are permitted to teach in our facility - our instructors can provide your group with climbing sessions if required - please contact us on 01279 620270 for more information.

If you wish to bring your own group along and supervise them yourself, you will need to evidence:-

  • Insurance for teaching (£10 millon liability)
  • Appropriate Qualification (CWA, SPA, MIA)
  • Have pre-booked your group into the wall
  • Hold appropriate First Aid training

Any BMC affiliated clubs wishing to use the wall as a teaching facility will need to provide evidence of:-

  • BMC affiliation
  • Club members registration
  • Have pre-booked your group into the wall
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