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Edinburgh International Climbing Arena

The Edinburgh International Climbing Arena, Ratho (EICA) offers a unique and inspiring convention location at the world’s largest indoor climbing arena with delegate capacity up to 1,800.

Offering a wide variety of quality meeting areas for groups of all sizes, with excellent media facilities, the EICA can combine conference activities with the opportunity for team building. Our experienced staff can provide tuition on rock climbing, bouldering or abseiling as well as facilitating challenging problem-solving team events or participation in our terrifying Aerial Assault course, suspended 100 feet above the arena floor.

The centre also incorporates an extensive gym, spa, children’s soft play area as well as café and Tiso’ shop.

In a rural setting, located close to both the M8 and M9 and just 10 minutes from the Airport, the EICA is the ideal venue for doing inspirational business in central Scotland.

Hold your next summit meeting at the Edinburgh International Climbing Arena and take your business to new heights.

City Centre

10.3 Miles


Edinburgh International Climbing Arena
EH28 8AA

Venue Contact

Events Team
0131 333 6333 or 0131 333 6316


Venue Details

  • Maximum capacities
  • Theatre 1800
  • Classroom 1800
  • Banquet 1800
  • Reception 1800
  • Boardroom 100
  • General information
  • Disabled Access Yes Tooltip
  • Outdoor Grounds Yes
  • WiFi Yes Tooltip
  • Parking Yes


  • Visit Scotland – 5* Activity Centre 2008
  • Radio Forth Awards Best Place to Work in Edinburgh Award 2008
  • Green Business Tourism Award - Silver 2010


  • Marketing Edinburgh
  • (AALA) Adventure Activities Licensing Authority
  • (AMI) Association of Mountaineering Instructors