We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.
Sponsored by:
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: Parsons Green Depot 33-39 Parsons Green Lane | Unit 5, Parsons Green Depot, London SW6 4HH, England
Phone Number:
+44 20 7751 0913
14:00 - 22:30
Closed now
See all hours
Mon - Fri 14:00 - 22:30
Sat - Sun 10:00 - 20:00

Urban Ascent is the eagerly awaited, dedicated bouldering centre that...

Urban Ascent is the eagerly awaited, dedicated bouldering centre that south-west London has long been in need of. Our centre has roughly 100 different boulder problems alongside 3 stamina circuits, an epic barrel and a cave. Urban Ascent was built by Climbing Wall Manufactures – Climbing Wall Solutions. We also serve the best coffee north of the river and have a viewing gallery with sofas that overlook the climbing area.We’re located 30 seconds walk from Parsons Green underground station so there’s no time wasted in getting here. We are open until 10.30pm weekday evenings to ensure all our members have the time to get most out of each visit.You can keep an eye on what’s going on through our regularly updated blog, or find us on Facebook and Twitter.

read more

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 12 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 8
  • 3
    Very good
  • 0
  • 0
  • 1
Great from a beginners point of view

I don't really feel qualified to say whether this location is great or not as this was my first time indoor rock climbing so I can only base it on this first time experience. I... read more

Reviewed 17 April 2017
Heidy B
London, United Kingdom
Add Photo Write a Review

12 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Showing 12: English reviews
London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
68 reviews
46 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 April 2017

I don't really feel qualified to say whether this location is great or not as this was my first time indoor rock climbing so I can only base it on this first time experience. I had found a voucher through Groupon so I found a friend to try this with. The staff were friendly and very helpful and our beginners... More 

Thank Heidy B
Community of Madrid, Spain
Level Contributor
6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 December 2015

Opted for this small gym due to its proximity and ease of access. Slightly hidden, tucked away within an industrial estate, this cool, relaxed gym is the ideal place to chill and train. The staff couldn't be friendlier and are always willing to give tips, info or help in any possible way. Great music too (in fact, I subscribed to... More 

1 Thank Jason_Benedict
Leeds, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
60 reviews
32 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 September 2015 via mobile

Had a great time bouldering at this spot and keep on going back. It's not the biggest wall but the variety and quality of routes far makes up for this and there's always a nice atmosphere with everyone willing to give you tips and encouragement if you want. The staff are on the ball and experienced climbers with many inspiring... More 

2 Thank WilsonCW2014
London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 July 2015

I could not make the exact date, as my girlfriend was involved in a motorcycle accident. I've contacted them to reschedule, they said NO, "cause we're not making any money on this". TIMEOUT LONDON was just as useless refunding me. Lost my money

3 Thank Joe F
Fort William, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
24 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 February 2015

I have been there for over a month already. It is my first experience with climbing, and I am really satisfied having done it here. The beginners course (one hour induction) is a must if you have never climbed. Staff is always eager to help, and the coaching sessions on mondays are more than helpful, and they are included in... More 

1 Thank JulioLopRecandKat_M6
Watertown, Massachusetts
Level Contributor
274 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 127 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 January 2015

I am a 20 year experienced climber from the Boston area. The good: 1) Not crowded 2) Very friendly staff 3) Not expensive 4) Free locker keys 5) Has bathrooms, changing rooms, shower 6) Near the tube line for easy walking 7) Good variety of routes The "bad": 1) Small (they get a lot of out of the space, but... More 

Thank Shantap
Level Contributor
3 reviews
Reviewed 18 November 2014

Lovely facilities, excellent staff and great value for money. Will be coming back here to get better.

Thank Ilona070707
Level Contributor
14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 September 2014 via mobile

What a cozy little gym! Some great quality problems V0- to V8. Good vibes. A little small, which can be a bit dangerous at times... But would defo recommend to any of my climbing cronies.

Thank Joshua S
London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 9 June 2014

I might not have come away from my 1hr introductory session an expert but I definitely came away feeling like I had fun, was made welcome and want to go back to get better. As a warning you will use muscles you never knew you had!

Thank Natztrips
Brighton, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
38 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 May 2014

Arranged a friends birthday outing as a 1 hour introductory course for 4 of us, the instructors were so friendly and helpful, and gave 1:1 advice and just generally nice chatty people! The beginners course they gave us was really helpful and after just one hour climbing/bouldering was much easier. They give shoes hire and chalk for climbing, and free... More 

Thank Hazard R

Travellers who viewed Urban Ascent also viewed

London, England
London, England

Been to Urban Ascent? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Urban Ascent staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Will you pick up and drop off at my hotel?
  • I have a family of 7. Can your tour accommodate all of us together?
  • How should I dress for this tour?