Located a short walk from Temple Meads, getting to Flashpoint Bristol is easy. Designed with climbers of all abilities in mind; from new climbers to those looking for incredible training facilities. For those new to bouldering in Bristol, we run regular Taster sessions where one of our excellent instructors will get you going and even teach you a few key techniques. The routes are changed all the time which means there is always something fresh to try, even for the most dedicated of climbers.
As Redpoint and Flashpoint team we have fought for the last 7 years to create an open, welcoming environment for anyone who does us the honour of coming climbing with us. But it is becoming clear that we need to do more. This has to come to the top of the agenda.
We attended an amazing seminar by @boccrew (Brothers of Climbing) and someone asked a great question which was how do we get more people from minority backgrounds to come climbing. The answer was simple. Invite them. So when we re-open we will.
So our question to you is do you know any groups that we should be in touch with, and should invite? Please put your answers below or DM us.
On the photo (posted with her permission), Valissya May a talented young climber and a GB Develompent Squad member during Blokfest at Flashpoint. One worth looking out for in the next years for sure!
In the meantime check out, the link below for resources such as links to organisations that actively fight institutional racism, petition links, podcasts and much more.