Vauxwall Climbing Wall
Address: Arch 46 - 47a, South Lambeth Road, Vauxhall, London, SW8 1SR
Phone: 020 7160 0248
Closest Transport: Vauxhall Underground (Victoria Line), Vauxhall Rail Station
Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/VauxWallClimbing
This brand new and state-of-the-art bouldering centre is one of the most accessible centres in London. The wall opened on the 1st May 2014 and opens up climbing to the South West London area. Located in 3 of the archs in Vauxhall rail station, it's difficult not to draw comparisons to The Arch at London Bridge but the similarities stop there.
The London Climbing Guides opinion
A very recent addition to the London Climbing scene. This high-tech bouldering centre has set a very high standard, with iPad inductions and registration, electronic check-ins and an ultra-modern look and feel. The centre has to be one of the most easily accessible centres in London, being only about 100m from both the underground and national rail stations at Vauxhall. The centre is bouldering only but has an array of features and challenges that will test all levels of climbers. This really is a welcome addition to the London climbing scene and we are big fans of the name.
VauxWall welcomes climbers of all abilities from some of the very best climbers in the country through to beginners who have never set foot on an indoor climbing wall before.
6am to 10:30pm on weekdays
9am to 7pm at weekends and bank holidays.
VauxWall has a cafe serving the very best in coffees, teas and snacks as well as a retail outlet selling essential climbing supplies such as boots and clothing (though boots can also be hired just for a session).
VauxWall is highly accessible from Central London, being in Zone 1 and within 100 metres of Vauxhall overground and underground stations.
The climbing centre boasts 500m2 of high quality climbing surface, offering gentle slabs to steep overhangs. There are over 250 routes to choose from of all difficulties. It has dedicated training facilities as well as changing rooms and showers. It has been purpose built as a climbing centre with the highest specification of fittings throughout, including electronic registration and check-in systems, dust extraction and air conditioning.
The climbing centre is a facility of The Lakeland Climbing Centre Ltd and is the first step-out from its main base in Kendal, Cumbria. The Kendal Wall (http://www.kendalwall.co.uk) is one of the largest climbing centres in Britain, established in 1995. It offers roped climbing on walls over 25 metres high (the tallest in England), dedicated bouldering, a dry tooling and aid climbing wall and now a new CrazyClimb area. It will also soon open its indoor Via Ferrata.
Online pre-registration – Free – Click here for more info
On site iPad registration - £3
Adult peak £10
Adult off peak £7.50
Concession peak £10
Concession off peak £6.50
Junior peak £8
Junior off peak £6.50
Bulk buy 10
Anytime entry punch card adult £75
Junior & concession £65
OFF PEAK=Weekdays before 4pm Junior – age 17 & under
Concessions – unemployed, senior citizens (over 65’s) and students in full time education.
Proof of eligibility must be shown.
PUNCH CARD HOLDERS CAN USE OUR SELF CHECK IN SERVICE WHICH ENABLES YOU TO BYPASS ANY QUEUE AND SCAN YOUR OWN REGISTRATION CARD.
Shoe hire - £3
Chalk Bag - £2
Helmet Hire - £2
All of the above - £5
Induction Plus is the next step following the Video Induction. If you have no climbing experience, it’s a great way to get into bouldering and learn how to use the Centre.
Vauxwall's qualified instructors will guide you through a practical introduction to bouldering safety, technique and how to make the most of your climbing sessions.
Minimum age is 14 and if you are aged 14-17 you can complete an assessment following your induction to enable to use the Centre unsupervised. Your parent or legal guardian must visit the Centre for a bouldering safety briefing and give consent for you to boulder unsupervised.
You must watch the Video Induction, read The Conditions of Use and Rules then complete the Online Registration Form before you come to the Centre. If you are under 18, your parent or legal guardian must complete the form with you.
Induction Plus sessions run 7.00pm-8.00pm Monday to Friday and 11.00am -12.00 noon at weekends. Pre-booking is essential and you must arrive at the Centre 15 minutes before the session is due to start.
You can book by calling us on 020 7160 0248 or emailing email@example.com.
Payment must be made in full at point of booking.
The Induction Plus is £20 for the one hour session which includes shoe hire, entry, instruction and the Centre registration fee. Once the hour is complete, you can upgrade your registration at reception and then continue climbing independently!