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Charlton Street
Mon-Fri: 7am-10pm
(Peak 3-8pm)

Sat-Sun: 8am-8pm
(Peak 8am-3pm)
  • Bouldering
  • Shop
  • Treatment Room
  • Training Facilities
  • Cafe

Welcome to

The Mothership

The Mothership is a welcoming bouldering centre close to the centre of Bristol, with two floors of bouldering, a gym, a functional fitness rig, a woody, campus board, MoonBoard, endurance circuits, fingerboards and a treatment room.  We offer courses and personal coaching for adults and youth.

Our cafe is open to anyone with fresh, locally roasted coffee, delicious snacks and beer.  The climbing shop at The Mothership has a wide selection of climbing shoes, clothes, kit, guidebooks and helpful staff who can assist you with shoe fittings and specialist climbing advice. Visit our Access page to find out more about parking, step-free access and other accessible facilities.

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Come and try bouldering

You don’t have to book or complete a course to go bouldering, just turn up. You can hire shoes at each centre. Save time by completing a form online (which includes a safety video) in advance.  Over 16s can boulder unsupervised. Under 16s must be supervised by a registered adult. Each adult can supervise up to 2 others per visit.

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“Best bouldering centre in Bristol! Problems are changed regularly…fantastic team of route setters. Lots of different angles and hold types. Staff are always friendly and very inviting to new people. Real sense of community.” Google review ★★★★★



Log your climbs

You can track climbs, log progress and compete on a monthly leaderboard via the free Griptonite app.