A Climber's Paradise

EICA: Ratho has amazing climbing facilities, but it’s not just for climbers. Look up from the arena and you’ll see the famous aerial assault course 30 metres above you. 

If you want to keep your feet on the ground while you get fit then we have a gym and fitness studios. 

Who’d have thought you could do so much with a disused quarry?

Bouldering Room

Angled training and bouldering boards for climbers of all abilities from simple V0 routes for beginners to technically challenging V15 routes for experts. If you prefer the space and drama of the climbing arena, tackle the three bouldering rocks, surrounded by crash pads with routes from V0 to V12. 


Cafe Refresh is open to all and offers enticing views overlooking the incredible arena. Choose from a huge range of healthy options and delicious sweet treats or grab and go. We also have a Cafe Refresh in our Scrambles softplay on Level 1 and our Rock Tots play cafe on Level 5.

Climbing Arena

Tower Wall runs the length of the arena, a top roping wall up to 28m and grades from 2 to 7b+. The Main Wall at 25m and grades from 3+ to 8b will satisfy anyone’s appetite for overhangs. The steep, daunting Competition Walls are a challenge for the World Youth Championships and British Championship Finals.

Conference & Events

We offer a unique and inspiring conference and events venue with capacity for up to 1,800 delegates in the main climbing arena and a selection of rooms and suites offering quality meeting space for groups of various sizes.

Fitness Studio

Our spacious studio hosts an extensive range of classes such as high-energy workouts, conditioning, yoga, zumba and a choice of several RPM classes per week. Many of our regulars join in a class while a family member is climbing or bouldering.


Exercise in our modern gym with a panoramic view out across the old quarry. We have 70 stations, with top of the range cardio and strength equipment so you can work all the muscles you’re likely to need on the climbing wall, and develop your strength and stamina.

Muscle and Movement Co

Our onsite Sports and Clinical Massage Therapists, Theresa Tait is qualified as one of the top therapists in her field, recently joined by Rhonwyn, a fantastic Sports Massage Therapist with a wealth of knowledge and experience using a wide variety of techniques.

Judo Scotland

The sportscotland recognised governing body for the Olympic sport of Judo within Scotland. Located at the EICA, JudoScotland represents Scottish Judoka (judo players), coaches, officials, supports, clubs and also elite judoka of the National Squad.

Fun for the Young

It’s not just adults and older children who can have an adventure at EICA: Ratho - babies, toddlers and younger children get their fair share of thrills too. 

Scrambles Softplay has comprehensive zoned areas for babies, toddlers and younger children (up to 10 years) managed by friendly, caring staff with a lovely cafe to watch all the fun.

Rock Tots Play Room and Cafe is the biggest in Edinburgh with every toy and activity any under 5 could wish for - even a huge bouncy castle! 

Tiso Store

The retail area features a boot room, a wide product range and a showcase for climbing manufacturers to display and sell their most up to date equipment. Users of the climbing walls can also hire equipment here from harnesses, shoes, helmets and essential hardware to fit every size and type of user including children.

Rock Tots Playroom

Kids will love to burn off some energy in this huge space with toys and activities ideal for babies and toddlers up to 5 years old with a bouncy castle, bikes and trikes, arts and crafts, puzzles and games, a dressing-up box and a peaceful story-telling corner.

Scrambles Softplay

Designed for children aged 0 to 9 years with different zones for different ages. A giant play area for babies, a toddler zone and play frames for children from 2 to 9 years where they can explore, swing, climb or slide away excess energy.

Clip N Climb

Thrilling fun for everyone (age 4-84) with cleverly designed climbing challenges suitable for all abilities. Reaching new heights never looked so good!  Click here for more information

Party Room

We take the stress out of party-planning so there are smiles all round. 

Take a look at our selection of party packages or talk to our venue staff for suggestions to help you decide which type of party might best suit your child.