“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


10am to 6pm




Lifetime Adventure Talks 30th April

Ellis Brigham will be hosting a great night of inspiration in Bristol on 30th April with Jerry Gore and Martin Hartley. Held at The Kings Arms, Whiteladies Rd, Bristol.

Jerry Gore

Mountaineer, businessman, father, ex-Royal Marines Officer - Jerry Gore's life has been eventful to say the least. But in 2001 he was diagnosed a Type 1 insulin dependent diabetic. This is the story of how Jerry overcame his condition, testing his blood sugar levels and injecting insulin up to eight times a day whilst attempting, aged 52, to climb the largest unclimbed Big Wall in South America, in one of the most inhospitable regions on the planet - Patagonia!

Martin Hartley

Martin Hartley is one of the world's leading adventure travel photographers (recently voted one of the top 40 "Most influential nature photographers on the planet" and one of Time Magazine's Heroes of the Environment), Martin specialises in documenting the most inaccessible places on earth. He has documented 20 unique polar assignments and is the only professional photographer to have crossed the Arctic Ocean on foot and with dogs. Martin will offer insight into his cold world as seen through his camera.


Tickets cost £10 - 60% of all monies raised will go directly to Jerry Gore's Ecuador Project www.insulinforlife.org

Ticket holders will also receive a FREE limited edition Lifeventure Adventure Talks thermal mug worth £10.99 with every ticket purchased (Available on the night)

Lifeventure Mug

Head to www.ellis-brigham.com/advice-inspiration/blogs/lifeventure-talks for tickets.


Easter Opening - Hours As Normal

Our Easter opening hours are as normal: 

10am to 10pm weekdays.
10am to 6pm weekends.

We'll be here with lattes and cakes if you get bored of chasing bunnies!


Wideboyz Masterclasses 12th April

On Saturday 12th April the Wideboyz will be hosting two special masterclasses at TCA Bristol.

These hour and a half sessions start at midday and 2pm respectively and are a snip at £15 per head and all the profit will go to the fantastic Children's Hospice SW charity that we support.

There will also be a 5.10 boot demo and Ellis Brigham will be bringing sale shoes on the day. The guys will also be mingling to chat and sign posters before and after the sessions.

Places are limited so give us a call  on 01179072955 to book.

Tom Randall and Pete Whittaker are the Wideboyz. Their traing dedication is legendary and their list of ascents mindblowing. Check out some of the Wideboyz antics and training techniques here.

Read Tom's Blog.

Check out Pete's bio on the Patagonia website.

 Here's the trailer for the new Wideboyz film - Slender Gentlemen.


Bouldering & TCA On Radio Two's Simon Mayo Show

One of our Glasgow customers. Andy Bell, was on Simon Mayo's show on Radio 2 on Friday. Andy was extolling the benifits of bouldering and and the clip can be heard by clicking the image above.


New Training Apparatus

We've just installed some new training aids for you.

Pull up bar: this is an extra wide for hitting the lats with wide grip pulls and is also wide enough for doing the typewriter exercise. You can change the handgrip also to focus the excercise on the triceps.

Progression board: designed by top female climber and sports scientist, Eva Lopez, this is a board created to specifically target finger strength. There will be a full training plan to go with it when it arrives from Spain next week.

Beastmaker 2000: the king of fingerboards makes a 2nd appearance in the centre, this one is lower so all the people of slightly shorter stature have the opportunity to use it too.