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 quarry. 

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. 

Ratho is also home to one of our three soft play venues across Edinburgh.  Find out more about Scrambles Soft Play at EICA Ratho. 

Don't forget to drop into our on-site Cafe Refresh for hot and cold food, drinks, snacks and treats. 

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

This place is run by Edinburgh Leisure

Please go to their website for more information:

Further information

Opening Hours

09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 18:00
09:00 - 18:00


There’s an extensive list of prices on the official website.


Accessible access
Family friendly
Food and drink
Venue hire

Useful information

Accessibility info

The Edinburgh International Climbing Arena prioritises accessibility for all visitors. They provide accessible toilets, changing rooms, showers, parking spaces, and ramps for unassisted wheelchair access. Guide dogs are welcome, and internal lifts are available for easy movement within the facility. The arena is committed to creating an inclusive environment for everyone.

Food and drink

EICA features an on-site café called Cafe Refresh, offering a variety of hot and cold food, drinks, snacks, and treats. It's a convenient place to grab refreshments and refuel after climbing or other activities.


Unfortunately, dogs are not allowed.

Venue hire

The arena is a unique backdrop for corporate events and celebrations, and there is also a choice of smaller rooms and suites, with wonderful views of the arena and/or the surrounding countryside. For inquiries about hosting events or other venue hire options, it's recommended to contact the centre directly.