Climbing and Rock Sports

Located on the outskirts of Edinburgh in Ratho, the Edinburgh International Climbing Arena (EICA) makes it easy to live life’s adventure. EICA is Europe’s largest indoor climbing centre complete with world-class climbing walls. We offer a number of climbing and rock sports at EICA - book in now or become a member to start your next adventure on the wall. 

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Lead Climbing

Our arena is a lead climbing paradise, with a total of 62 lead climbing lines. 

Top Rope & Auto Belays

With the rope always above you, climb with confidence. No Partner? No problem with our auto belays.


Bouldering is a great workout and way to get a taste for climbing. Check out what bouldering at EICA is all about!

Get on the walls with our Adult Start up sessions. 

We'll introduce you to the skills needed to climb safely on our top rope walls and belaying plus we cover safe use of auto belays and bouldering. No previous experience is needed for this 2 hour course where we’ll show you the ropes.

One booking is for two people, you'll need a partner to learn key skills such as belaying

We can't wait to welcome you into the arena this summer. 

Equipment is requested and paid for at Reception then collected from the equipment hire hut in the arena.

Adult Harness: £3.00
Adult Shoes: £3.00
Adult Helmet: £3.00
Belay device: £1.00

Junior Harness: £2.00
Junior Shoes: £2.00
Junior Helmet: £2.00

Thrilling fun for everyone! A great adventure for children (aged 8+) and adults is waiting at Clip 'n Climb, inside Europe's biggest climbing arena.

We are currently running Clip 'n Climb Sessions for groups of 2 or 4 people.  Your group must include at least 1 adult, and the overall capacity of Clip 'n Climb for your session time will be 18 people in 3 groups (giving you plenty space to tackle the 15 climbing elements in a safe, fun environment).

Clip ‘n Climb will challenge your senses as well as your stamina with different shapes, vibrant colours and variety of textures.

No two challenges are alike. Each of our climbing elements offer unique and extraordinary experiences – it’s impossible to be bored and for those looking for continuous improvement, each challenge offers different levels of difficulty to push you even harder!

Challenge yourself or your family with 15 climbing elements providing a range of features and levels suitable for children and adults. If you lose your balance, the auto-belay gently lowers you and you can climb again unless it’s the end of your session.

Don't worry if you've never climbed before, it's suitable for beginners.

You can read our Terms and Conditions for Clip 'n Climb bookings here.

Prices are as follows:

3 x group of up to four people is £45.00

3 x group of two people is £22.50

Please note: Clip 'n Climb is open Friday 2-6pm and Saturday-Sunday 09:30am-16:45pm. There are 15 minute breaks between each session.

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