The Best Gym That’s Not a Gym
EDINBURGH INTERNATIONAL CLIMBING ARENA, EDINBURGH edinburghleisure.co.uk Reps are, by definition,
repetitive. For those craving something truly functional, trade the 100kg barbells for 100ft towers. The Edinburgh International Climbing Arena is situated within the cavernous Ratho Quarry, a stone’s throw from Edinburgh airport. Boasting 300 routes of varying grade, plus bouldering rocks that mimic the “real deal”, it’s Europe’s largest indoor climbing arena. It’s also where the pros go: last year, it hosted the IFSC Climbing World Cup, and there’s a Team GB coach on hand should you require any tips. Returning to the weights room will be a wrench.
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