What's on at EICA:Ratho

Works on the upgrade of the bouldering facilities at Edinburgh Leisure’s flagship climbing arena at Ratho will begin on Monday 3rd June following a major funding investment from sportscotland’s Sport Facilities Fund. There will be a steady schedule of work across the summer and autumn as the changes occur... Read the full article.

Join us for an action-packed summer filled with sports, fun and learning!

We have a wide programme of full and short day camps / coaching lessons running across Edinburgh. Our summer coaching lessons are perfect for trying out something new before signing up to our main coaching programme in August.

CLICK HERE to check out what we have in store at EICA Ratho this summer.

In addition to the above climbing camps, we also offer:

  • Gym NRG Zone Bootcamps (S1 - 15 years) - Find out more here.

Or view the full Edinburgh Leisure Summer Camps / Coaching programme here.

Climbed indoors but want to learn more about climbing outdoors? For this taster, one of our experienced Instructors takes you to a local crag to experience climbing on real rock using leader placed protection such as cams and wires (you'll know what we mean by the end of the course).

Transport and equipment is included although we encourage you to bring your own climbing shoes and harness.

NICAS Clip is a new addition to our coaching programme and the first coaching class to launch in our Clip n Climb area for children aged 6-10 years old. 

The 5 session block will run Monday - Friday, and will challenge children on the 19 elements as they work through the NICAS accreditation and begin their coaching journey at the EICA.

Got kids in coaching? Why wait, drop into soft play and enjoy a 30-minute discounted session with your little one while your other child is enjoying their class. 

50p for 6 - 11 months
£2.25 for 1 - 2 years
£3.25 for 3 - 10 years


All our Climb members can now book all fitness classes at EICA Ratho for FREE!

Classes are available to book up to eight days in advance, from 9pm - at no extra cost to your existing Climb membership. Check our Timetable of Classes here

The quickest and easiest way to book is via our app, or alternatively you can book online via the button below:

Vinyasa Yoga Class for Climbers

Our Vinyasa Yoga class is by our amazing climbing instructor Ali and is designed to specifically improve your climbing ability.

Ali took up yoga during lockdown to stay active and when she returned to EICA Ratho she noticed a clear improvement in her climbing. She's now excited to share her know-how with you!

NEW class times every Thursday from 18:00 - 19:00 and 19:30 to 20:20.

Classes also run every Wednesday from 6pm to 7pm and 7:30pm to 20:30pm in the Studio. 

The IRATA Training and Certification Scheme is a globally recognised rope access competence framework. It is a key qualification for staff working in onshore and offshore industry sectors including Oil and Gas, Renewables, Construction, NDT inspection, Maintenance and many more. Open up a world of new opportunities by booking your space on an IRATA course at EICA, where our experienced and friendly Instructors will 'show you the ropes' and help you get a 'step up the ladder'.

EICA Ratho is a trainer member of IRATA International, the Industrial Rope Access Trade Association. Our certified IRATA Instructors provide training and certification for IRATA technicians at Levels 1, 2 and 3 following the syllabus of the Training and Assessment Certification Scheme (TACS)

Price per course: £719.99 inclusive

Please see a list of all the dates which we are running IRATA courses:

June 2024

17th - 21st June - £719.99 inclusive

July 2024

22nd - 26th July - £719.99 inclusive

August 2024

19th - 23rd August - £719.99 inclusive

September 2024

16th - 20th September - £719.99 inclusive

October 2024

21st - 25th October - £719.99  inclusive

November 2024

18th - 22nd November - £719.99 inclusive

December 2024

16th - 20th December - £719.99 inclusive

Reaching new heights never looked so good with Clip 'n Climb, our vertical playground! Thrilling fun for everyone with cleverly designed climbing challenges, suitable for ages 4+ with no climbing experience needed. 

Clip 'n Climb parties are available at EICA:Ratho, and we even offer exclusive Use parties.

Is your kid interested in climbing? Join our EICA Cragsters course perfect for age between 8-12 years old. 

Cragsters offers the chance to try both top rope climbing and our bouldering walls to give them a great all-round experience of climbing. 

No previous experience is needed. Book today your slot here.

Course Dates & Times:

Every Sunday (13:00-15:00)

EICA is delighted to host the Paraclimbing Club that runs every Thursday from 7 – 9pm. The clubs aim to facilitate and help people with disabilities to get involved in climbing. 

For more information on how you can get involved as a volunteer or a participant, please visit - Scottish Paraclimbing Club (climbscotland.net)