Located just outside of the city centre 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. 

You can book Climbing at EICA Ratho as a member or PAYG online or
download our mobile app for Android or iOS

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. 

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.

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



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. 

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.