Climbing wall features

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

It has:

  • 7.5m high indoor climbing wall
  • nine climbing wall lanes (each lane permits both lead climbing and top roping)
  • approximately 77m squared 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.

Book the climbing wall

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.


There is no charge for Active Card members. Non-members pay just £5 per visit.

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.

Terms and conditions

Please read our climbing wall conditions of use.


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

  • Mondays: 17:30–19:30
  • Tuesdays: 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.

Hire climbing equipment

Equipment is available to hire from the Centre for Sport reception at a cost of £1.50 per 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 climb 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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