REDPOINT BRISTOL

Welcome to Redpoint Bristol, your new favourite climbing wall in Bristol! Located in the heart of Bedminster, we’re easily accessible ensuring your adventure arrives as soon as you do.

Our Facilities: We’re a mixed climbing centre of lead climbing walls, top rope areas, auto-belays and boulders. Our climbing walls are split across several rooms and floors of an old cinema! We also have a specially designed bouldering zone for little ones, as well as a lower, less intimidating room for rope climbing, as well as our huge steep comp lead wall and impressive stalactite feature in the heart of the centre. To cater for boulders and those keen to train, we have 4 separate bouldering rooms, ranging from comp style problems to slabs and a deep, steep cave – as well as a digital 45-degree training board, circuit boards and a stretching/gym area. We also house a different type of climbing adventure in the building, with Crazy Climb Bristol! This is an adventure activity room full of climbing and obstacle challenges.

Refresh Yourself: To keep you fuelled up and full of beans, we’ve got a wonderful café in the building, serving hot food, delicious pizzas, expertly brewed barista coffee plus cakes, beers and shakes!

Climbing For Everyone: We are designed with all climbers in mind – whether you’re a first-timer or a seasoned pro climber looking for top-notch facilities and world-class routes. We strive to provide challenges and an amazing time for all, regardless of skill level or experience.

Community and Support: For those new to climbing in Bristol, our friendly staff and welcoming community offer a supportive environment to get you on your way and enjoying yourself at our walls.

Always Something New: Our routes are always changing to keep things fresh, with our setters in once or twice each week to strip and reset large areas. With over 300 routes and 100 boulders, we promise you won’t run out of climbs to challenge yourself on!

 

FLASHPOINT GROUP

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Our first centre, Redpoint Bristol, opened its doors in 2012. Redpoint soon became a massive part of the Bristol climbing scene with a strong community of climbers of all levels. The centre expanded a couple of years later (into the adjacent building) and we added more ropes and bouldering walls. In 2018 we took over Freedog Bristol and Swindon. These were operating as kids’ activity centres and although we have maintained and improved that side of the business, we also stuck with what we knew best and added in dedicated bouldering walls in both sites, thus Flashpoint was born, with Flashpoint Bristol and Swindon.

A few years passed without any major global events worth remembering….  Then in the summer of 2022, we ventured across the border into Wales. Setting up the fantastic Flashpoint / Crazy Climb Swansea. Shortly after,  we brought Roc-Bloc Cardiff into the fold creating Flashpoint Cardiff. It has been such an honour and a pleasure to become a big part of the strong Welsh climbing scene. 

Vision & Mission Statement

“Growth through Community and Challenge” 

Growth:

We aim to help the personal growth of our customers and the team. We do this by providing support and controlled challenges that help our community grow no matter what their circumstances or current experience. We believe in the value of developing a “growth mindset” and do what we can to foster this in our team and community as a whole. Creating resilience by valuing effort and learning over short-term outcomes.  

Community:

Climbing walls are natural community centres. The activity is mostly non-competitive and the experience is similar at all levels so a beginner can be struggling on a V1 next to a pro having the same struggle on a V10. Their shared experience makes talking and creating friendships easy. Activity centres are places where families often come together to share a day out with friends, or parents may come and relax while their children are participating in the activity. As spectators are watching in the same space this allows us to socialise and develop friendships with other local families. We promote community spirit in the events we run, the policies we implement and the welcoming environment we foster. 

Challenge:

Sports and activities that have an element of risk management (such as climbing, trampolining and soft play) help us to develop control of our minds, emotions and bodies.  These challenges can be done alone or with the support of friends, family or coaches further developing trust and confidence. Our coaches are trained to develop Growth Mindsets in those we teach, empowering them to see failures as stepping stones on a path of continuous improvement. We develop policies that empower our teams to grow personally and professionally regardless of their passions and direction.

 

CHARITY

Each year we pick a cause close to us and all charitable donations from events and collections go towards the chosen charity. For 2024, we are supporting Matthew Tree Project.