We are delighted to share the news that Taunton Leisure is sponsoring Redpoint Climbing Centre on Winterstoke Road in Bedminster as part of a long-term partnership, which includes discounts for members and prizes.
This state-of-the-art climbing centre, based in an old art deco cinema has walls from 3-12.5m, including the infamous stalactite, meaning it has a huge amount to offer both beginner and competent climbers.
Redpoint was launched by a local climber, Tom Gape, in 2013. He collaborated on the design and construction with experienced climbers and wall designers to create the space.
Redpoint offers a variety of sessions run by their qualified and enthusiastic instructors, so if you are new or your skills are a bit rusty, you really are in good hands. It also has a café and is very much a focal point for the area’s climbers, both young and old, and is an essential part of the city’s climbing community. It is vital to encourage young people into the sport and Redpoint actively does this with its various sessions for children aged from four and above.
Inspired by years of climbing on rock and indoor walls all over the world, Redpoint is well known for incorporating inventive structures, shapes and angles into its climbing facilities to create a 3D climbing experience.
Braam Van Der Walt, Bristol Store Manager, said
"This represents a significant link for us as the Centre is at the very heart of our local community here in Bedminster and provides a place for lots of people of different ages, from various backgrounds, to meet up to find out about climbing or to indulge in their favourite pastime"
From Simon Clark, MD of Taunton Leisure
"I am really excited to have this new association with Redpoint Climbing in Bristol as Taunton Leisure have been serving the climbing and outdoor community for over 40 years with excellent customer service and traditional values. We have some significant benefits to offer the Redpoint customers and we look forward to working closely with Redpoint to service their needs over the coming years"
Jack Griffiths, Operations Director of Redpoint explains:
“At Redpoint Bristol we have always had an open attitude towards business. We have created a great hub for the local community here and we are keen to collaborate with other like-minded companies who can provide great value and service to our customers.
“With our new bouldering wall coming in Temple Meads (Flashpoint Bristol) we were looking to collaborate with a local outdoor shop who could provide our customers with great service and a great range of products, and obviously at a great price as well.
“Taunton Leisure's Bristol branch is a perfect fit for us. They are a family-run local company and are located directly between both our facilities. You can cycle from Flashpoint to Redpoint and pick up a harness on the way!
“They are also super keen to get involved with our big events, providing fantastic prizes and coming in to show off the latest climbing kit. This is so great for our community here and a service we would not be able to provide without this collaboration. We are very excited to bring our two local businesses closer and we look forward to the coming years working with them.“