We welcome all climbing abilities to EICA:Ratho. If you’ve never climbed before and wanting to learn or improve your skills on the walls, we offer a range of climbing lessons for all ages and abilities with our Climbing Arena Instructors
If you're a competent climber but have yet to take on the walls at Ratho, please complete the registration forms.
If you are a pay as you go customer, you will have to check in and pay at reception prior to your visit.
By becoming a Climbing Member at EICA:Ratho, you no longer have to book in – you can once again simply drop in to climb and boulder. Members can simply go straight to the arena and use your card/fob at the arena gates to get in.
As Europe's largest indoor climbing arena, EICA:Ratho offers world-class climbing walls and features a bouldering room.
Before getting on the walls at EICA, everyone has to complete the registration forms.
Want to bring a guest climber? For competent and registered climbers at EICA we allow up to a maximum of two guests to climb under your supervision. A customer can sign guests in at Reception, a guest form must be completed upon arrival. Please note you will be responsible for all guests, at all times during your visit and all guests must not belay unsupervised at any time. Guests will be charged a casual climb price for adult or junior.
Our arena is a lead climbing paradise, with a total of 62 lead climbing lines.
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!
Intro to Real Rock course, led by our experienced instructors to help you discover climbing movements on real rock. To find out more, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
See what some of our visitors and members have to say how they got in to the sport and their experiences of climbing at the Edinburgh International Climbing Arena.
Atticus and Ally
“I was pleasantly surprised how exciting, exhilarating, challenging and yet doable it all is.”
Looking for something different to do on a family day out? Hear what Atticus and Ally had to say about their experience at EICA. Climbing at the EICA provides an exciting, unique and physical adventure for everyone!
“You’re getting the whole physical side, and that social interaction … it’s just a good few hours of nothing else.”
Our member Tom speaking of his climbing experience at the EICA and how he uses the facilities for a sense of escapism. Here, he can leave all his worries outside and simply get physical, socialise and escape!
“Ever since I started, I’ve been mad for it”
Kenny is a member at the EICA, and since trying climbing for the very first time here, he has been hooked! Are you looking for a new climbing experience? We have opportunities for everyone and all abilities.
New to climbing or looking to work towards a climbing qualification? We’ve got climbing lessons for all ages and skill levels. Get the whole family clipped in, meet new people, develop new skills with our expect instructors – get started by choosing an adventure below.
We've got climbing lessons for all ages and skill levels. Get the whole family clipped in, meet new people, and learn to climb with our expert instructors. Get started by choosing an adventure.
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.
If you are looking to start a new career or work towards your qualifications, EICA offers a wide range of professional courses.
Take your skills to new heights with our selection of courses delivered at our centre below, including specialist Climbing Instructor qualifications and IRATA qualifications.