The Lock Climbing Wall

Welcome to Essex's largest Indoor climbing Centre! Located on the outskirts of Harlow, The Lock climbing wall is one of the most popular climbing walls.

At a glance

Opening times

Opening times for competent climbers who require no supervision.

Adult courses are available to book now.

Monday 10am - 10pm
Tuesday 10am - 10pm
Wednesday 10am - 10pm
Thursday 10am - 10pm
Friday 10am - 5pm
Saturday 10am - 6pm
Sunday 10am - 6pm

Last entry to The Wall is 1 hour before closing.

Find & contact

Burnt Mill, Harlow, Essex, England, CM20 2QS
Get directions

01279 620270

Parking & prices

The Centre offers limited parking, however there is a large free car park nearby at The Moorhen Pub.

Visit the MiPermit portal page.

How to pay

Bespoke climbing sessions can be booked direct.

Children’s climbing courses starting from £9 per session, Adults from £15.

Membership available for competent climbers, prices start from £5.50 for pay-per-visit customers.

Visit to book or enquire.


*Visitor Update*

Please check The Lock Climbing Wall website for updates and the latest guidance here.

Whether you are a seasoned climber or a newcomer looking to try the sport, The Lock Climbing Wall in Harlow provides a great climbing experience for all ages and abilities.

The Lock offers a range of climbing options, from beginner to aspirant athletes an everything in between. The centre has over 120 climbing routes available, up to 14m high.


  • Climbing
  • Abseiling
  • Bouldering
  • Adult Taster, Refresher and Learn to Climb Courses
  • NICAS – for children aged 7-17

Eat, Shop & Drink

There is a small café at The Lock offering hot and cold drinks, a selection of snacks and a range of sandwiches and wraps.

You are also welcome to bring your own food to consume on-site and we have outside picnic benches available to use.

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