Edinburgh International Climbing Arena



Built in an abandoned quarry, this impressive climbing centre is the largest in the world and will always present a challenge for all levels of climber. Experienced supervisors are on hand to help beginners, and for the experts there are competition standard walls to tackle.

Few climbing walls reach the 35 metre lengths of the EICA, and the competition standard walls will attract the best in the sport to train and compete. The vast size of the arena means it is frequently employed as a conference venue as well. Furthermore there are boulders and a bouldering room present.

Just because you’ve reached the top of the arena doesn’t mean that the fun stops, across the roof of the climbing arena there is an aerial assault 100 feet above the ground. Despite the scary obstacles and zip-line it is safe as you will be continually attached to a safety line. Also present is a climbing shop, and a gym for those less vertically inclined where fitness sessions include Zumba and boxercises.

After you’ve spent yourself on the walls, or in the gym head on over to the relaxing spa, which includes a Jacuzzi, steam room, sauna, physiotherapy and resident masseuse. The café on the balcony overlooking the arena has plenty of options, including alcoholic although we wouldn’t advise you did any intensive climbing after drinking…


EICA:Ratho, South Platt Hill Newbridge, West-Edinburgh, EH28 8AA

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