Sport & Exercise

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.

What you need to do before visiting:

Keeping safe

Please only visit if you do not have symptoms and are not self-isolating

Registration process

Before your first visit you need to:

  1. Complete the unsupervised climbing registration form (only those registered will be permitted to climb).
  2. Watch induction video 
Video: The University of Edinburgh's climbing safety video with British Sign Language (BSL)
A safety video with BSL for all those wanting to take part in bouldering at the Pleasance Sports Complex & Gym.

Booking process

Members of the gym

Book your climbing session online in advance - Book online

Non-members - University of Edinburgh staff and students 

Complete the PAYG booking registration form, once confirmed by email you can book your climbing session online in advance - Book online

Useful Information 

  • Climbing and Bouldering continue to be a paid-for activity with member booking slots available up to 3 days in advance online.
  • Changing rooms and lockers are available.
  • Equipment hire will be free of charge for a limited time.


The Tower has disabled access; the Rock is upstairs and is not accessible. Please feel free to contact the staff to discuss your requirements.

Climbing Wall Reception

  • Sport & Exercise

Contact details



46 Pleasance

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