If you are new to bouldering then we very much recommend doing a taster session. At the moment we are running these as “private lessons” so you will not be with anyone other than your friends and our instructor.
They cost pretty much the same as a first visit drop in session and they include all the kit you need plus an instructor to show you around, teach you some basic techniques and get you up and running.
What’s more if it is your first time then when you register at the end of your session you will be given a free annual registration (normally £5) and free shoe hire for a month (normally £3.50 per session)!
If you don’t need a taster, as an adult you can pre-register online and book a slot, selecting First Visit as your method of payment (this gives you a slight discount as it includes annual registration).
You can find more details on our prices by clicking here.
No matter what your experience, you will be asked to watch a short video induction, read our conditions of use and fill out a registration form. The staff will ask you a couple of questions to ensure you have understood the induction and then you will be free to use the centre.
Please pre-register online before you arrive to beat the queue and save valuable climbing time!
If you have never climbed before, our Taster Sessions are a fantastic way to try bouldering and see if you like it.
For more information on Taster Sessions click here
If you are looking for kids indoor activities & classes check out the kids page here. If you are looking to supervise your own children please see below (further info can be found on our Terms & Conditions page).
Unfortunately Flashpoint Bristol is not suitable for this age group. Freedog (located in the same building) and Redpoint Bristol (in Bedminster) have loads of options for younger kids so be sure to check them out.
An adult who has registered at our bouldering centre will normally be allowed to supervise one child aged between 7 – 11 years old OR two children IF at least one of them is over 12 years old.
The supervising adult must take full responsibility for the safety of the participants and complete the relevant paperwork.
Or you can let us look after them for you! Check out the Flashpoint Youth page for more details on the climbing sessions we offer to 12 – 17 year olds.
We do allow experienced teenagers to register to climb unsupervised, but they must get a parent to complete an enhanced parental consent form on top of their standard registration form.
If you are 14 or 15 your parent will need to visit the centre in order to complete the forms with you.
Parents of 16 or 17 year olds can fill out the paperwork remotely, but they must be available via the phone to confirm on your first visit.