A climbers’ paradise, and much else besides
If you live in Edinburgh, you’re just minutes away from Europe’s largest indoor climbing arena. EICA: Ratho has hundreds of routes, so whether you’re a novice or an expert, there are no shortage of challenges. You don’t need to stick to climbing the walls either. There are rocks for bouldering in the centre of the arena, and also a separate bouldering room. Look up from the arena, and you’ll see the famous aerial assault course 30 metres above you.
EICA: Ratho has amazing climbing facilities, but it’s not just for climbers. We have a gym, fitness studios, and a spa with Jacuzzi, steam room and sauna. Children can play, bounce, scramble or climb in the Rock Tots playroom or the Scrambles softplay area. Adults have a choice of conference and event rooms, suitable for anything from a corporate seminar to a wedding. Who’d have thought you could do so much with a disused quarry?