The Climbing Academy

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Lower Belvedere House, Charlton Street, Bristol, AVON BS50FD




Opening times
Weekdays miday - 10pm, Weekends 10am - 6pm

750+ square metres of beautifully sculptured bouldering surface with 200+ problems in font style circuits, plus 3 different angled training boards and campus board.

Great cafe area with real coffee, hot food (home-made pizzas, paninis, sandwiches and soups) and free wi-fi, showers, high spec toilets, underfloor heating, treatment room and stretching area.

Driving directions to The Climbing Academy with Google
TCA is located on the east side of central Bristol, just behind Big Yellow Storage on the A4320 St Phillips Causeway. We share our building with Playspace, though our entrance is on the opposite side of the building on Charlton Street.

Because we are a new address, internet mapping facilities and GPS do not yet put our postcode in the correct location but BS50AE is a very close alternative.

From out of town by car

Exit the M32 at junction 2, bear left at the top of the slip road onto Easton Way dual carriageway. At Lawrence Hill roundabout take the 2nd exit towards Bath, before turning left at Big Yellow Storage. Left again at the roundabout and you will see Playspace in front of you. 1 mile from junction 2.

By bike

We are located just off the Bristol to Bath Cycleway. From the cyclewath, follow the signpost marked Barton Hill and Avonmeads which takes you leftwards onto Barrow Road. A spine path heads off leftwards again and brings you back down beside our building.

By train

From Lawrence Hill station exit via the steps and turn rightwards onto Lawrence Hill. Cross over and turn left onto Ducie Road followed immediately by a right onto Lincoln Street. This leads to a short walk across the park onto Chancery Street. Take the 2nd right onto Charlton Street. 5 minutes.

By bus

Seven regular bus services provide easy access to The Climbing Academy (correct at Aug ’08):

First Bristol 7 (City Centre-Kingswood)

Alight at Lawrence Hill Station.

Wessex Connect 585/586 (Broadmead-Hotwells)

Alight at Days Road.

First Bristol 6 (City Centre- Kingswood)

Alight at Lawrence Hill Station

First Bristol 36 (City Centre-Withywood)

Alight at Church Street, Queen Anne’s Road, Barton Hill

First Bristol 41/43 (Cribbs Causeway- Park Estate)

Alight at Lawrence Hill Station.

First Bristol 44/45 (City Centre- Cadbury Heath)

Alight at Lawrence Hill Station.

First Somerset & Avon 332 (Bath Bus Station- Bristol Bus Station)

Alight at Lawrence Hill Station

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These details were last updated on 08/Apr/2016

User Comments

friendly staff, good crowd, excellent routes, ive now signed onto a year long college course in bristol just so I can go every week. spot on place to boulder
colinkeb - 08/Oct/11

Used to go quite often until an elbow injury put me out of action. Now I'm looking to get back into it and I wouldn't go anywhere else.
Cypher - 16/May/11

It's like the set from an early Star Trek episode, quite sci-fi, a work of art.
caradoc - 10/Feb/11

Amazing wall, discovered it 5 days ago while at tribe of frog, thank you to the man i was talking to, thought I might as well go down and check it out. Its a brilliant place, route setters are top, varity is amazing, people are very friendly, oh and the music played is actually quite good, which is always nice. All this meant i had to get 6 month pass.
_Bailes - 05/Mar/09

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