The Paraclimbing Club

We are the Scottish paraclimbing club, we support and encourage anyone with a disability who wants to climb.

This club has been developed to create a paraclimbing community based out of Edinburgh International Climbing Arena. The club will meet on a Thursday evening from 19.00 to 21.00 and is supported by a network of volunteers who are on hand to provide assistance to its members in and around the climbing activities.

How to get involved

There are a couple of options available here dependant on the climbers experience and if they need additional support to take part.

Option 1 Come and Try Paraclimbing

The club run a free ‘Come and Try Paraclimbing’ session for those interested in joining the club. If you are interested in coming along to this, you must contact the club first directly to ensure that they are able to cater for the climbers needs and that there are volunteers available to support the climbers participation.

Through these sessions the club will also speak with any parents/guardians or carers to advise on how the club operates and any requirements for them to support or be involved in the sessions if interested in joining.

If the club is not able to cater for the climbers needs, they will advise you to contact Edinburgh International Climbing Arena directly and to enquire about their Paraclimbing Session which will be ran by qualified staff who also have access to specialist equipment if required.

If you are interested in coming along to a ‘Come and try Paraclimbing’ session, please drop an email to:  or drop them a message via their social media channels – Facebook or Instagram

Option 2 Competent Climbers

If you are a competent climber interested in the club or are a competent climber who is supporting a paraclimber then you are more than welcome to come along to our club night and sign either yourself and/or a climber you are supporting in too.

The future…

The club aims to provide a safe, inclusive and friendly climbing environment for its members. In order for this to happen we require parents, guardians and/or carers to be present and encourage their involvement in club activities. Training is available for those with no previous climbing experience and there is no requirement for you to climb if you don’t want to.

Over time, we aim to offer the following activities and opportunities through the club:

  • Adaptive climbing support
  • Weekly climbing meets for all abilities
  • Club trips to various indoor venues
  • Coaching sessions
  • Outdoor climbing trips
  • Volunteering opportunities
  • Training opportunities for members and volunteers

If you are interested in joining, then please get in touch with us .

Club Documents

  • Constitution
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