Edinburgh International Climbing Arena

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Address
South Platt Hill, Ratho, Newbridge, Edinburgh, WEST LOTHIAN EH28 8AA

Tel/Fax
0131 333 6333 / 0131 333 6331

Email
info@edinburghleisure.co.uk

Website
eica-ratho.co.uk

Costs
Climbing rate of £10.20 per day (£7.65 with Leisure Card), £8.40 Bouldering (£6.20 with Leisure Card)

Opening times
10am - 10pm mon - fri & 9am - 6pm sat & sun

Notes
The UK (and world's?) largest climbing wall. Set in a covered quarry, the walls are current state of the art, with five monster surfaces (up to 28 meters high) supplemented by freestanding boulders and a bouldering hall. Route setting is excellent.

Two huge new walls were added in 2009 to make this already large center absolutely massive.

Can be very cold in winter so wrap up warm.

Cafe, gym, changing, spa and soft play facilities available.

Directions
Driving directions to Edinburgh International Climbing Arena with Google
Tucked away on the west side of Edinburgh, youíll find us just beyond the Newbridge junction of the M8 and M9. Five miles beyond Edinburgh Airport, the Edinburgh International Climbing Arena feels like itís out in the countryside but is very accessible by car.

Situated on the B7030 which joins the A71 (Edinburgh to Livingston) with the A89 (which passes Newbridge) youíll find our driveway marked with a big orange pillar at the end of the road.

Other methods to find us are on the website:

http://www.eica-ratho.co.uk/how-find-us

Gear shop
There is a TISO shop in the centre.

Nearby pubs
Drinks are available at the cafe/bistro and the Bridge Inn not far away in Ratho village. Free water with cups supplied.

Dedicated?
YES, a dedicated climbing centre

ABC wall?
YES, this wall is a member of the Association of British Climbing centres

Crags
Find Crags near to this indoor wall

Do you have more up to date information?
These details were last updated on 15/Apr/2015

User Comments

Visited Ratho yesterday, good wall, like the lack of colour on the walls, the off white works well. The space and openess was a real change for me, I liked. The wall needs some TLC tho, I am aware of the well documented problems the wall has had, but all is needed is a keen climber/s to go about the wall and tidy, take some care etc. Ive not been to that many walls, but at Ratho the bolts are 1m apart mostly, bit excessive I would say, some even get in the way of the holds, one obstructed a sloper and potentially could have cut someone lunging for the hold etc Overall a very good wall, so much potential but sadly not getting the TLC it requires.
Lancs Lad - 25/Jul/05

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