Sport & Exercise

Bouldering and roped climbing

We have two climbing rooms at the Pleasance: 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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The Wall

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Welcome to the University of Edinburgh climbing wall community! Here's a little guide to help you understand our climbing offering.

Registration and booking

Our climbing facilities are available to University of Edinburgh staff, students and Sport & Exercise members. Members can also bring a guest.

Opening times

Our climbing facilities are open seven days a week.


Bouldering is a bookable activity with sessions lasting 1 hour 30 minutes. There is no need to book for roped climbing

Courses and workshops

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We run a variety of courses and workshops for beginners as well as more advanced climbers.

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.