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Alien Rock, Edinburgh

Categories: Fun & Games
Inspirock Rating:
4.5/5 based on 30 reviews on the web
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  • My son and myself went along to a parents belaying course, both with no climbing knowlwge at all. Diego our instructer was exellent training both of us on how to climb savely. I was also very impresse...  read more »
  • We had a great taster session with Diego. He was very friendly and good with kids. Would definitely go back and try again. 
  • Had so much more fun than I anticipated and a great workout too! Alex was really great - very patient and encouraging. 
  • Awesome routes and nice staff. Bit cramped at times and would be fantastimo to have some lead lines on vertical walls instead of all overhangs. Can't complain though everything else including the atmosphere makes it a total pleasure to visit for all ranges of ability. If you don't go you must really hate climbing.
  • What a sight when you walk in, amazing to enter and so much fun to climb in there. Staff are willing to help and keep you right. Take a helmet if you want to wear one otherwise harness, boots and belay device are available to rent.
  • First off....great service. Called up to book a taster session, was told they were full but they got an instructor to come in an hour early so we could have a go. Instructor was great with me and my daughter. Very informative, kept us safe and kept on increasing the challenge of each climb. The session went past so quickly. Definitely going to go back.
  • I loved this place! I lived in Dalkeith for 3 months in 96 and would come into Edinburgh as often as possible, one of the big reasons was Alien Rock. Here it is 19 years later and I still can't get it out of my head. When I came back to America that year I looked everywhere for a rock climbing place near me as fun and varied as Alien Rock but could not find anything but boring straight walls in old grain towers.
  • An Edinburgh institution. Alien Rock is a great climbing wall located in a converted church. Lots of great routes. Bouldering wall upstairs. Knowledgeable staff. Great for kids and first-timers. Equipment hire available. Although Ratho is grander Alien Rock is my favourite place to climb.
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