“The Climbing Academy undoubtedly sets new standards in dedicated bouldering facilities in the UK.”
Neil Gresham


The Climbing Academy
Charlton Street

0117 907 2956

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Hours of opening

Monday to Friday

 10am to 10pm


9am to 6pm




Student Bouldering Championships This Saturday

We're really looking forward to the student comp on Saturday night. Doors open at 6.15pm for a 7pm kick off. There will be 2 hours of qualifying followed by a TCA showcase final on the Mothership. Entry is £5 and there will be free day registration for non members. Cash prize for the winners plus loads of other goodies for anyone to win.


BMC Area Meeting & Hazel Findlay Talk 

There's a BMC area meeting this Thursday , 7pm at the Nova Scotia in Cumberland Basin. There is a lot of relevant discussion for the Avon and Cheddar area so if you care and are keen to understand what's happening in the region, or want to have a say in it's future, then come along and get involved.


Ex local lass and worlclass climber Hazel 'Hammy' Findlay will be giving a talk afterwards and there will be nibbles provided at the meeting.


The topics are:


Ratification of ClimbBristol project for 2015 and onwards.
Cornish Climbing Festival 2015.
Clean-up day at Roche Rock.
Cheddar bolt moratorium and bolts on Lion Rock.
Report of Swanage outreach meeting (held on Friday 26 September 2014).
Summary of fixed equipment in Devon and Cornwall, and intention to vote on Devon and Cornwall Fixed Gear Policy proposal at the January 2015 area meeting.
Area Briefing Notes.



Classic Comp Top Placings

Thanks to everyone who came down to our winter warm-up yesterday. A great effort from the climbers on lots of tricky droppable problems, and especially Luke who not only made his first final, but won it as well!

Here are the top placings:

Junior male. 1) Zak Whitecliff, 2) Louis Theobold, 3) James Gibson

Junior female. 1) Freya Williams, 2) Anya Forino, 3) Dammy Raymond Barker

Youth male 1) Miles Willis, 2) Seamus Favelle, 3) Oliver Chamberlain

Youth female 1) Alisha Garside, 2) Izzy Bently, 3) Natalie Gooder

Adult male 1) Luke Hutchinson, 2) Rich Coupland, 3) Jonny Kydd

Adult female 1) Heather Ogston-West, 2) Amber Thornton, 3) Sarah Kruger

Vet male 1) Rockmaster Jak, 2) Arwell Roberts, 3) Stefan Kruger
Head to Head

1) Alisha , 2) Heather, 3) Amber

1) Luke, 2) Jonny, 3) Rich

A massive thanks to those lovely people at Ellis Brigham Mountain Sports for supplying the comp vouchers.


Climbers Surviving A Zombie Attack

Petzl have produced a handy guide for climbers for outwitting those pesky crag zombies.


Brit Rock Tour Tomorrow

Brit Rock is coming to Bristol tomorrow (Thursday evening), showing at the Bristol University Chemistry Theatre for a 7.30pm start. Tickets are £8.50 advance, £9.00on the door with concession £8.00, featuring a heavy bias on the climbing with Stone Free and Project Mina. You ticket include entry to TCA on the day.