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.

Before your first visit, you must:

  1. Watch the induction video:
Video: ABC Bouldering Safety Video
All those wanting to take part in bouldering at the Pleasance Sports Complex & Gym should watch this induction video.

 2. Fill out the unsupervised climbing waiver below:

Complete the unsupervised climbing waiver

Booking process


Due to the demand for the space, bouldering sessions must be booked in advance. If you’re a gym member, you can register for the booking website by following the link below:

Book bouldering session 

Please note, when booking online bouldering sessions can be found under ‘classes’ however these are not instructor led sessions.

If you are University of Edinburgh staff or student but not a Sport & Exercise gym member, you can still book sessions as above however you first need to fill out the PAYG registration form below to be able to access the booking website.

Complete the PAYG booking registration form 

Once you fill this out the team will be in touch to let you know when you can book.

Roped Climbing

No pre-booking is required for roped climbing sessions

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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