A new purpose-built climbing wall has replaced a squash court in Edinburgh Academy’s junior school sports centre. The wall was designed and built by Dream Climbing Walls. It offers something for everyone and is a good introduction to the bigger local walls such as Alien Rock and EICA.

What's available?

The climbing wall includes a bouldering area, with a great variety of problems for all abilities.

There are 12 roped lines with different graded route to try out via bottom rope or lead, including a competition wall which overhangs by five metres!

When can I visit?

The wall is going to be open every Tuesday and Thursday from 6pm to 10pm starting on the 23rd February 2016.

New climbers

Induction courses are available for new climbers and are ran by a qualified climbing instructor at the wall. This session will include bouldering, traversing and harness work. Advance booking is required.

The aim of this session is to not only teach you the basics of climbing but to give you the confidence to attend further unsupervised climbing sessions with friends and family. After this 2 hour session you should be competent with tying into a harness and belaying for another person.

Prices for these sessions are:

  • Adult (16+): £20
  • Junior (7-15): £20
  • Parent and child: £40

The future

The ClimbScotland team has been along to support the start up of a new youth climbing club which will be based at the wall. If you are interested in joining this club, then please speak to the staff at the climbing wall to find out more.

The wall has been approved by the MCofS as a qualifying wall for the Scottish Schools Climbing Competition. It can also be used for people to sit their Gold Duke of Edinburgh Leading Climbing Awards and climbing qualifications.

How to book

To book your climb at this wall, please contact them on 0131 624 4900 or email jli@edinburghacademy.org.uk.


This site uses cookies to store information on your computer. See our Cookie Policy for further details on how to block cookies.
I am happy with this
 

Cookies

What is a Cookie

A cookie, also known as an HTTP cookie, web cookie, or browser cookie, is a piece of data stored by a website within a browser, and then subsequently sent back to the same website by the browser. Cookies were designed to be a reliable mechanism for websites to remember things that a browser had done there in the past, which can include having clicked particular buttons, logging in, or having read pages on that site months or years ago.

NOTE : It does not know who you are or look at any of your personal files on your computer.

Why we use them

When we provide services, we want to make them easy, useful and reliable. Where services are delivered on the internet, this sometimes involves placing small amounts of information on your device, for example, your computer or mobile phone. These include small files known as cookies. They cannot be used to identify you personally.

These pieces of information are used to improve services for you through, for example:

  • recognising that you may already have given a username and password so you don’t need to do it for every web page requested
  • measuring how many people are using services, so they can be made easier to use and there’s enough capacity to ensure they are fast
  • analysing anonymised data to help us understand how people interact with our website so we can make them better

You can manage these small files and learn more about them from the article, Internet Browser cookies- what they are and how to manage them

Learn how to remove cookies set on your device

There are two types of cookie you may encounter when using our site :

First party cookies

These are our own cookies, controlled by us and used to provide information about usage of our site.

We use cookies in several places – we’ve listed each of them below with more details about why we use them and how long they will last.

Third party cookies

These are cookies found in other companies’ internet tools which we are using to enhance our site, for example Facebook or Twitter have their own cookies, which are controlled by them.

We do not control the dissemination of these cookies. You should check the third party websites for more information about these.

Log files

Log files allow us to record visitors’ use of the site. The CMS puts together log file information from all our visitors, which we use to make improvements to the layout of the site and to the information in it, based on the way that visitors move around it. Log files do not contain any personal information about you. If you receive the HTML-formatted version of a newsletter, your opening of the newsletter email is notified to us and saved. Your clicks on links in the newsletter are also saved. These and the open statistics are used in aggregate form to give us an indication of the popularity of the content and to help us make decisions about future content and formatting.