The main owners of Bergen Climbing Centre are four families with kids, all living in Bergen with extensive experience as active climbers, in collaboration with two guys from Ålesund who are running Buldrehallen there.
We have had the dream of opening a climbing centre for a long time, but it's not easy to find a suitable space with sufficient hight under the ceiling centrally placed in Bergen. We were therefore extremely excited when we found the perfect location, where old squash courts with 6 m height could be converted to a bouldering gym.
The main bouldering wall is built by Friction Walls, a local company from Sotra that leads the way in design and building of climbing walls. Apart from that, we have done most of the work ourselves, from demolishing concrete/leca walls between the old sqush courts, building the children's room, reception, training room, painting etc. Left-over materials from the building of walls have been transformed into tables and sofas for the cafè, while glass from the old squash courts have been granted new life as part of the walls in the centre. Because of our seaside location, we have chosen a marine theme, both when it comes to the logo, colours and especially the theme for the children's room.
As parents ourselves, we wanted to create a centre which can be enjoyed by the entire family. We have a great children's room, an auto belay wall for children and we are setting boulders in the main bouldering room adapted for the slightly older children. The children's room is physically separate from the main bouldering room, to prevent small children from ending up there. The placement of the children's room right next to the café area, with noise reducing windws from the floor to the ceiling, means you can easily enjoy a coffee while the children are climbing.
We love to climb, and wish to introduce this amazing sport to more people. We want the threshold to get started to be low, and we want everyone to have fun and find challenges suited to their level. Our aim is that people find the joy in mastering new skills, and discover training that is so motivating you mainly do it because it is fun!
At the same time we will also be training here ourselves, and we want to offer the best training facilities for experienced climbers. When it comes to training walls, we are the first ones in Europe to have the Kilter board, and first in Scandinavia with the coordination wall Train to Climb. We also have a training room for basic fitness and climbing related training. And most importantly; we will have a very high focus on route setting, with frequent changing of the boulders.
Our gym will not only be a place to climb, but also a great place to socialize. Therefore, we have a cefé area, where you can relax and meet friends both before and after training. We will also arrange frequent social events, such as presentations by known and unknown climbers, climbing movies, streaming of competitions etc. This will of course be kick-started on our opening day with a party!
Welcome, and have fun bouldering!
- Mon and Wed: 09:00 - 22:00
Tues and Thurs: 07.00- 22.00
Fri: 09.00 - 20.00
Sat: 09:00 - 18:00
Sun: 09:00 - 20:00
- Bergen Klatresenter
- Johan Berentsens vei 63, 5160 Laksevåg
- E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Phone number: (+47) 90 28 79 17