Climbing wall features

The impressive indoor climbing wall in UWE Bristol's Centre for Sport is located on Frenchay Campus

  • 7.5m high indoor climbing wall
  • Nine climbing wall lanes (each lane permits both lead climbing and top roping)
  • 77m(approx.) of climbing surface, which includes approximately 400 bolt-on holds and a overhang section
  • 20 different routes graded from F4 to F7a.
The climbing wall at the Centre for Sport in use.

How to book

The wall 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.


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.

To book or find out more, please contact us to discuss your requirements.

Terms and conditions

Please read our climbing wall conditions of use.

Opening times

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

  • Monday 17:30–19:30
  • Tuesday 18:00–20:00
  • Wednesdays 13:00–18:30
  • Thursdays 19:00-21:00

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

View opening hours for the Centre for Sport. 

Equipment and hire charges

You can hire equipment from the Centre for Sport reception for £1.50 per person (deposit of £10).

Available equipment:

  • harness
  • belay device
  • screw gate karabiner

Top ropes are in place. If you want to those wishing to lead climb, you must provide your own ropes and replace any top ropes you remove before leaving.

Quick draws are provided for some routes.

Helmets are provided free of charge and we recommend you use one.

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