Friday, 14 November 2008

New website and blog

We've been working hard to get the new website and blog up this week, and transfer the archive so it's all under one roof. It's now active so just click on the link below...

Thursday, 6 November 2008

Undercover Rock

Don't forget that UCR have their climbing festival tomorrow (Saturday 8th).

This fun filled annual event includes a roped competition, the 2nd round of their boulder series and a gear shop by Dick's Climbing of Old Market, and is always one of the highlights of Bristol's climbing calendar.

The fun starts early, lasts all day and there are loads of prizes to give away.

Wednesday, 5 November 2008


Our plasterer, Lee, has done an amazing job, having worked his way through a total of 84 bags of plaster. His attention to detail was 2nd to none and the finish is incredible. We'll get painting then...


Reception and locker area


Saturday, 1 November 2008


Kev has putting some paint on the walls in the last week and what with the new lighting, it's starting to come alive.

Friday, 24 October 2008

Going Supersonic

So the last section of wall is now almost complete, bar a few boards, and the whole centre is taking on a different feel altogether.

As you can see it's fairly steep and should prove a great spectacle for comp finals and for anyone chilling out in the cafe.

The rhs is fairly constant at 60 degrees while the left will form a more complex cave stucture.

Meanwhile on the darkside, The Escalator wall is now complete, with just a bit of I-beam boxing in to finish the woodwork off.

Elsewhere there's also lots of activity. The plastering is in full swing as is the floor laying, and all the new lighting fixtures are being attached to the ceilings.

All the walls are due to be undercoated this weekend so the whole place should soon take on a more ghostly feel.

Tuesday, 21 October 2008

1st Routes

We set our 1st problems today to get a few photos taken. My good friend Dave 'The Boff' Pickford popped in to snap off a few shots for us before I stripped the routes down again ready for painting.

Dave's getting a deserved reputation for both his photography, lectures and for his excellent journalism. He's got a few up and coming lectures in Bristol - Adventure Photography at the Hen and Chicken in Bedminster on Nov 19th and Madagascar (for the Wilderness lecture series) at the University Chemistry lab on Nov 26th. Both start at 7.30pm.

You can see more of Dave's photos at and


Toilets have got to be one of the most important parts of any project to get right, that's why we have built ours as solid rooms within rooms with proper heavy doors. There's nothing worse than a flimsy cramped cubicle to make you feel vunerable and self concious.

The cubicles are well oversized too, so they can be used as private changing rooms, and we are fitting underfloor heating to make the experience much more pleasant too.