Scotland has more than 30 indoor climbing centres open to the public offering a wide range of climbing and bouldering activities.

Most of Scotland’s indoor climbing centres offer taster sessions for youngsters and adults. They are a great way to try climbing for the first time and you can hire climbing shoes and harnesses before deciding if you want to invest in your own. Many walls also offer children’s birthday parties and other events.

Each climbing wall is different, but generally staff will give you a short induction before letting you loose on the climbing wall. If you have experienced climbing friends or family they can supervise you, but if not, most walls offer one to one or group coaching.

Find a climbing wall

Have we missed any? If you know of any indoor climbing walls in Scotland that have public access and aren’t included in our list, then please get in touch with us at