Sport & Exercise

Climbing at the Pleasance

Our climbing facilities are located at the Pleasance Sports Complex and Gym. We have two climbing rooms: a roped facility (the Tower) and a bouldering room (the Rock).

Video: Preview of the climbing wall
Climbing wall and bouldering facilities at the Pleasance Sports Complex and Gym in Edinburgh

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Climbing facilities

The Pleasance sports centre houses our two climbing facilities: the Tower climbing wall and the Rock bouldering area.


The Tower and the Rock are open to all members of the gym, their guests, University students and staff.

Courses and workshops

We offer climbing courses for beginners, leaders and improvers, all of which are available to book as either a Sport & Exercise member or a non-member.

Group bookings

Group climbings
Our climbing facilities make an excellent venue for team building activities, fund-raising events, or group outings.

Frequently asked questions

To help give you a better understanding of how our Climbing Wall operates, we have listed some frequently asked questions along with the answers.

Climbing competitions

Climbing Nights
The climbing wall hosts a series of fun, themed climbing night competitions throughout the year.