Taunton Leisure – Bristol sponsors Redpoint Climbing Centre


AN OUTDOOR pursuits clothing and equipment store in Bristol has revealed that it is sponsoring an indoor climbing wall in the city from this month (August 2019) onwards.

Taunton Leisure – Bristol is supporting Redpoint Climbing Centre on Winterstoke Road in Bedminster as part of a long-term partnership, which includes discounts for members and prizes.

Braam Van Der Walt, Store Manager at Taunton Leisure – Bristol, 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.

“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. 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.

“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.

“We’re offering Redpoint members a 20% off recommended retail price discount and we’re also donating £1,500 worth of prizes throughout the year for the centre’s various competitions.”

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.

Jack Griffiths, Operations Director 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.“

Taunton Leisure on Bedminster Parade in Bedminster, Bristol is an independent, family-run, Westcountry retailer and has been helping its customers get the right clothing, footwear and outdoor leisure equipment for decades.

From walking boots to climbing shoes or tents to outdoor cookware, it supplies more than 3,500 products online or in-store and has friendly knowledgeable staff on hand to offer expert advice too.

Customers travel specifically to visit the store, as it is well known and respected for its specialist expertise and skills.

The Bristol store has experts in camping, especially cycle touring and backpacking, on the team. It also offers expertise in hiking, climbing and trail running and offers a boot fitting service. It has close links with many of the city’s rambling groups too.

Taunton Leisure, which has stores in Exeter and Taunton as well, stocks well-known brands such as Altberg, Rab, The North Face, Vango, Outwell, Osprey, Mountain Equipment and Meindl.

It also provides niche products and is the only retailer in the UK to sell Snow Peak Titanium Cookware.

For more information, please visit Taunton Leisure on Bedminster Parade in Bedminster, Bristol or www.tauntonleisure.com. Alternatively, please call 0117 9637640 or connect via https://www.facebook.com/TauntonLeisure/ or https://twitter.com/tauntonleisure.