UWE climbing is a mixed club of easy going and friendly people, with the aim of going climbing and having as much fun as possible. With over 110 members this year there is always something going on around Bristol to get involved with.

The club is there for anyone who wants to join regardless of age or ability. If you have never climbed before or are looking to challenge your fear of heights then this is the place for you. We also gladly welcome experienced climbers to join and continue their training. 

Once you join you can climb with us as often as you want, so you can take on as much as suits you. There are various activities to take part in, so get involved in as many as you want and we will always look into something you suggest.


The club has a huge social scene and we meet up every Monday at Greenhouse in town for drinks and food, this is also where we take bookings for upcoming trips and other activities we have planned. As well as our Monday meetups we also do a variety of drinking and non-drinking socials throughout the year, such as fancy dress bar crawls, BBQs, slacklining, etc.

Wednesday afternoons are one of our main training sessions, mainly at indoor climbing walls all around the Bristol area. Our main venue is the Bristol Climbing Centre (www.undercover-rock.com). We also have training booked in at the Center For Sport (CFS) on Frenchay Campus. Its free entry on Monday evenings 5pm-7pm and on Thursday evenings 6pm-8pm.

Outside of the regular training, you can often find people down at TCA (http://www.theclimbingacademy.com/our-walls/bristol/) on Monday and Friday evenings and at BLOC (http://blocclimbing.co.uk/) on a Friday evening. New for this year, TCA will be offering UWE climbers its student discount for the entire day on both Monday and Friday.

As well as the indoor training we have regular trips to apply all of your knowledge and training on outdoor rocks and crags all over the country. These include weekend trips to Portland, Dartmoor, Cornwall, Peak District, North Wales and much more.