White Angles

Welcome to The Climbing Academy

Our passion for climbing has inspired us to develop climbing walls that enable anyone and everyone to access the sport and develop the next generation of climbers.

The Climbing Academy started in Bristol in 2008 when The Mothership was created. We wanted to build a bouldering wall that would appeal to as many people as possible giving them the opportunity to take part in what we think is the best sport in the world. What we made was a new type of climbing wall: Clean, fresh and with great coffee – those things were revolutionary back then.

Soon after, we opened The Newsroom in Glasgow, bringing the city its first dedicated bouldering centre. In more recent years we bought The Church, Bristol’s original roped wall.

But we’re not stopping there. In late Autumn 2018, we’re excited to be opening a brand new centre in NW Glasgow – The Prop Store. Head to the Prop Store Location page to find out more about this state-of-the-art centre.

All of our climbing walls offer the very best in climbing facilities and courses, designed for climbers of all abilities. Our staff are always on-hand to offer you any advice and help you get the best out of your experience climbing with us. Check out our ‘locations’ section to find your closest wall and discover some of the great sessions we have available.

We’ll continue to expand and will continue to improve our walls to provide the best climbing experience that we can.