The climbing wall at the Centre for Sport

Indoor climbing wall

The impressive indoor climbing wall at UWE Bristol's Centre for Sport on Frenchay Campus is open for anyone to use, provided users can show proof of a climbing wall membership or take part in one of our beginners climbing courses.

Climbing wall features

  • 7.5m high indoor climbing wall
  • 9 climbing wall lanes
  • Each lane permits both lead climbing and top roping
  • There is approximately 77m squared of climbing surface which includes approximately 400 bolt-on holds and a overhang section
  • The wall consists of 20 different routes graded from F4 to F7a

Booking the climbing wall

Cost

There is no charge for Active Card members. Non-members pay just £5 per visit. If you have no experience of climbing, you may need to attend a beginners climbing course.

Individual bookings

Individuals do not need to book to use the wall. Please contact us to check availability.

Group bookings

The wall is perfectly suited for team-building sessions, climbing clubs or schools. If you would like to book or find out more, please contact us to discuss your requirements.

Please read our climbing wall conditions of use.

Please note:
During term time, the climbing wall is closed to the public at the following times:

  • Mondays: 17:30 – 19:30
  • Wednesdays: 13:00 - 18:30

During busy periods you will be restricted to a maximum of 2 hours.

Hiring climbing equipment

Equipment is available to hire from the Centre for Sport reception at a cost of £1.50 per a person (deposit of £10). You can hire a harness, belay device and a screw gate karabiner.

Top ropes are in place, those wishing to lead climbers must provide their own ropes and replace any top ropes removed before leaving. Quick draws will be provided for some routes. Helmets are provided free of charge and we recommend you use one.

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