Happy Holidays from LCC 2020 Round Up.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from LCC

What a year. Our resilience, resourcefulness and agility has been thoroughly tested and we have been proud to share it all with you, our fantastic community. Your support and appreciation for our efforts throughout this challenging year is what has kept us going. We really wanted to be a community hub for you during this disrupted festive period but it wasn’t to be.

The length of the current closure is unknown, but we will be back as soon as we can. We have frozen all memberships and emailed all current members earlier today. We have refunded all bookings and we have commited to maintaining our team of 70 staff on 90% pay for December & January, making use of the furlough scheme where possible.

There is enough bleak news on offer currently so this newsletter is purely positive from this point on and we hope you enjoy reading it.

We would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who has come through our doors this year. We didn’t quite get to bring you every one of the wonderful things we had planned for 2020, but we are proud to have been able to deliver fantastic sets, smiling staff and a safe environment to keep us all climbing as much as possible. We are proud to have maintained the entire LCC team and topped up furlough during closed periods to ensure we all got through this together.

Reasons to Celebrate!
We are immensely grateful to have our community and proud of what we have achieved this year. We thought we’d put together a round-up of some of our favourite moments and triumphs of 2020! Despite everything, we have had a busy 2020 and can’t wait to share it with you.
CanaryWall Launched
Our newest and shiniest centre opened on 1st August. Born from the flames of the Lockdown#1, our team persevered working hard through the summer months to bring to life this brand new gorgeous climbing centre. The outdoor walls were a great way to keep cool in the summer months and helped us to keep climbers well-ventilated throughout the year.
London Climbing Festival
Sure, it may have felt like years ago now, but our very first London Climbing Festival took place at HarroWall in Spring this year on March 7th 2020. We went out with a bang, our final event before Lockdown#1 and what a show it was! Lynn Hill joined us from the United States, Neil Gresham, Nat Berry, our very own Louis Parkinson. We didn’t know it at the time, but we were gathering our community close together for one of the last times to inspire and generate the energy that would be needed to carry us through the rest of the year.
BethWall Announced
Looking to the future, 2021 will see the addition of a seventh wall added to our group! Opening in Spring 2020, you can look forward to tons more climbing located within 5 railway arches and only 50 metres from Bethnal Green Underground station. Our goal is always to bring you indoor climbing in convenient locations and this 7th centre makes a great addtion to our offering.
VauxWest Extension
Our original VauxWall West centre will extend for the second time with 2 new full-size arches being added. One of these will become a gym complete with training boards and a full weights rack!
There have been many successes to reflect upon as we move towards the New Year, and we want to thank all of you for being there with us throughout and helping us to make these possible. We are devastated that we could not be open as planned to welcome you on Christmas day, however we are grateful to have found safe ways to operate and be there for all of you throughout this past year as much as possible.
Happy Holidays from all of us at LCC
We wish you all a fantastic festive holiday season. There is much to celebrate and we will be there to welcome you back to our hubs of climbing joy in London in the New Year!
We would like to thank so many of you for supporting us through 2020. It has been a tough year and we have been touched by the strong community around us and the support of many who continued with Membership payments throughout periods of closure and those who bought Gift Cards.

Gift Cards are available to purchase below if you’d still like to support us and have credit to spend upon your return! (Or as a last-minute gift for your climbing friends and family!)

Purchase Gift Cards HERE!