Sport & Exercise

Indoor climbing and bouldering

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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Registration and booking

Our climbing facilities are available to Sport & Exercise gym members as well as University of Edinburgh staff and students. All climbers can pre-book sessions online up to 3 days in advance.

Opening times

Our climbing facilities are open seven days a week.


Climbing is a bookable activity with sessions lasting 1 hour 30 minutes.

Courses and workshops

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.

Climbing competitions

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