Have a go indoors

Scotland has seen a huge rise in the number of indoor climbing walls in recent years, so you will find one in most big towns and cities across the country. This has helped make indoor climbing into one of the most popular and fastest growing leisure activities.

Indoor climbing offers a safe and friendly introduction to climbing as it is a more controlled and supervised environment, with experienced staff on hand to provide advice and coaching, and lots of other climbers to watch and learn from, all especially useful when you are starting out. Find out more about the different types of indoor climbing below...

Glenmore Lodge

There are four main types of climbing you can do indoors: bouldering, bottom-roping, lead climbing and climbing with the use of auto-belays. Climbing walls vary in what they offer, some will offer all four types of climbing, while others will focus on just one, such as bouldering centres.


Indoor climbing walls offer year round access, which means Scotland's often unpredictable weather need not affect your climbing! Many people use indoor climbing walls as an alternative to gyms, as you can get a full body work out from a session at a wall.

EICA Climber

In Scotland, indoor climbing walls are also where most competition climbing takes place. There are many different types of competitions and the ClimbScotland team organise many of these.


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