Built within the fifteenth century Church of St.Werburghs, the Bristol Climbing Centre is one the most comprehensive indoor climbing facilities in the country. Awarded 'Regional Centre of Excellence' status by the Sports Council, the centre's facilities offer something for everyone from the complete beginner through to top level competition climbers.

The church provides a unique atmosphere for the spectacular 12 metre high climbing walls, pillars, fins, overhangs and arches. We aim to provide imaginative and exciting climbing in a safe and welcoming environment for anyone who would like to experience the thrill of this exciting sport. We have over 150 routes from F3 to F8a and above which are regularly changed by a team of experienced route setters. Climbing indoors is a great way to keep fit throughout the year and many treat it as their local gym.


We have a large dedicated bouldering area with high quality matting and some of the best problem setters around. With over 250 square metres of surface area, this is one of the best bouldering facilities in the South West. The area offers climbing at all angles so there is something for everybody to get stuck into.


Undercover Rock is a founder member of the Association of British Climbing Walls (ABC) and a leading authority on best practice within the indoor climbing industry. We have our own in-house technical advisors and offer a range of consultancy services to other climbing centres around the country. We are inspected and approved by the Adventure Activities Licensing Authority (AALA) for our course provision.


The Bristol Climbing Centre is the hub of the South West climbing scene. We host the British Regional Youth Competition Series (BRYCS) as well as many other competition events. There are also regular open competitions for bouldering, lead climbing, top roping and speed climbing throughout the winter months. With all our competitions the emphasis is on fun and having a good time. All competitions cater for a full range of abilities. Normal entry rates apply on the day but there is no additional charge for the competitions.

Undercover Rock • Bristol Climbing Centre • St.Werburgh’s Church • Mina Road • Bristol • BS2 9YT • 0117 908 3491

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