If you are new to bouldering, then welcome! You’re more than fine to just rock up and speak to a receptionist and we’ll get you going, however, if you’re keen to learn some of the basics, we’d recommend a taster session at our sister site, Redpoint Bristol.
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!
Please note – we have lockers and changing rooms but you will need your own padlock to secure your locker.
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.
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.
Competent boulderers aged 16+ are welcome to climb independently at Flashpoint, provided they fill out the relevant registration forms. Independent climbing for all ages is at the duty managers discretion and can be revoked at any time.