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 and alongside world-class climbing walls, features a bouldering room and a gym overlooking the main arena. 

It’s easy to get to the EICA via car or even bicycle if you travel via the Union Canal. Regardless of whether you love to climb or hit the gym, we look forward to welcoming you to EICA soon. 

Ratho is also home to one of our three soft play venues across Edinburgh. 

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Is your child is aged between 8-14 years old and wants to climb? We have two climbing programmes available for your kids, an Introduction level for beginners and Development level for children who have completed their NICAS level 2.

This club runs from:

NICAS Introduction Monday 14th - Friday 18th February 10:00 -12:00

NICAS Development Monday 14th - Friday 18th February 13:30 -15:30

To find out more or to book now click below.

Our new slab wall opens to now open to climbers which creates 15 new lines suitable for novice and intermediate climbers, increasing the offering to these groups by 50%.

The new lines will make the climbing experience more accessible for beginners, and especially youngsters, although it will also provide a few technical challenges for the more advanced climber.

We've got climbing lessons for all ages and skills levels to get you started on your climbing adventure at EICA Ratho. 

You can book an activity at EICA Ratho online or via our mobile app for Android or iOS by creating or logging in to your booking account. 

Whether you are a member, have an Edinburgh Leisure discount card or a Pay as You Go account, you'll be able to access and enjoy all the activities available at EICA. Any problems see Ask Us

Don't forget to complete the Climbing Registration Forms below if you are new to EICA. 

Please read our Booking Terms & Conditions before booking.

Join Edinburgh Leisure with a membership option that suits you, including access to all our fitness centres, swimming pools and the climbing arena at Ratho. 

Already a competent climber or belayer but first time at EICA? 

Before you get started, you’ll need to fill in this form, which you can do online before arriving. All new climbers will be asked to complete a competency test upon arrival. 

Before you get started, you’ll need to fill in this form, which you can do online before arriving. All new boulderers will be asked to watch a safety video prior to completing registration.

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. 

New to climbing or want to take on a new challenge? 

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.

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.