Sport & Exercise

Registration and booking

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

Registration process

Before your first visit you need to:

  • 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.

Complete the unsupervised climbing waiver

Booking process

Book bouldering session 

Please note:

  • Roped climbing sessions do not need to be booked in advance. 
  • When booking online for bouldering, please search under “Classes” 


To register to book online, University of Edinburgh staff and students (not Sport & Exercise members) need to complete the PAYG booking registration form:

Complete the PAYG booking registration form 

The climbing team will be in touch once it is processed.  

Useful Information 

  • Please do not visit if you are feeling unwell.

  • Bouldering continues to be a bookable activity with sessions available to book online 3 days in advance.

  • Equipment hire is free of charge.


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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