Climbing rate of £10.20 per day (£7.65 with Leisure Card)
£8.40 Bouldering (£6.20 with Leisure Card)
Clip 'n Climb 1 hour session £8 kids, £15 seniors
discounted Family ticket
Vertical drop slide £2.50. Often fully booked at busy times, worth booking ahead online
This wall is a dedicated climbing centre and ABC member
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.
Main arena now has 3 autobelay lines, approx a dozen routes, F4-F7 at time of writing.
Can be very cold in winter so wrap up warm.
Cafe, gym, changing, spa and soft play facilities available.
"Clip 'n Climb" facility opened Easter 2016 - supervised autobelay climbing on a variety of "elements" for age 4-84 untrained climbers, plus Vertical Drop Slide.
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.