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Alien Rock

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Nice place!

The climbing gym is located beside the water it has a great view looking on to the forth. The staff... read more

Reviewed 5 October 2018
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
via mobile
Great for a team event

I organised a works team event for 12 of us and everyone had a great time. We had the place to... read more

Reviewed 21 August 2018
Ross M
Banknock, United Kingdom
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Alien rock was Scotlands first dedicated indoor climbing centre and has been providing a fun, exciting and friendly venue for indoor climbers since 1994. Indoor climbing is suitable for almost all ages and abilities from the complete novice to...more
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8 Pier Place | Newhaven, Edinburgh EH6 4LP, Scotland
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Reviewed 5 October 2018 via mobile

The climbing gym is located beside the water it has a great view looking on to the forth. The staff were really nice. The facilities were clean and had storage for any bags. Good walls for top rope and lead climbing. Up stairs has a...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank S2376USandrewt
Reviewed 21 August 2018

I organised a works team event for 12 of us and everyone had a great time. We had the place to ourselves and were shown what to do by 3 fantastic instructors. As well as doing straight climbing we had games including a gladiator/contender type...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Ross M
Reviewed 7 April 2018

Alien Bloc on Dunedin Street is very well located, just a relatively short walk / bus / tram ride away from Princes Street. Our first visit was after the recent extension and there was plenty of creative and suitably challenging setting for my daughter and...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank KelvinGr
alien r, Owner at Alien Rock, responded to this reviewResponded 10 April 2018

Glad you all had fun , there’s certainly plenty to do!

Reviewed 18 November 2017

The new Alien Bloc really captured my attention when it first came out. New holds and walls with bright colours and an open format. However, the place can get pretty packed on weekday evenings. They have a new extension in the works so hopefully that...More

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank Anna P
Reviewed 25 September 2017 via mobile

Having never climbed before, we came along for an hour beginners session. Our instructor was brilliant, put us at ease immediately, while explaining the basics. Then it was up to us. You can do as much or as little as you want. Go as high...More

Date of experience: September 2017
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Reviewed 21 September 2017

I popped into Alien Bloc this week on Tuesday, which is their bouldering only gym. It was actually larger than I was expecting, so that was a nice surprise. But, the guy working the front desk was not welcoming or friendly. He was definitely more...More

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank Marilyn C
alien r, Owner at Alien Rock, responded to this reviewResponded 22 September 2017

Hi Marilyn.Thanks for visiting the Bloc I'm sorry to hear that you didn't get the reception you were hoping for, I'll pass that on to the Tuesday staff. I must disagree with your opinion on the routesetting , I bouldered there twice this week and...More

Reviewed 27 August 2017

I was a little wary of tackling this activity ... but all the kids in our family group were keen to try it. So ... We had to settle for the introduction climbing course, and although some of the teens in the group were a...More

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank 482mhairim
Reviewed 17 July 2017

We came along on Sunday afternoon for an hour session, my 2 daughters and other half had a blast. Brendan was our Instructor and was superb in every respect. Welcoming, friendly and clearly passionate about the place. Gave everyone great confidence to reach for the...More

Date of experience: July 2017
1  Thank lorrainelaird
Reviewed 31 March 2017

My partner, Joan, and my self tryed out there beginers course, our host was Glen, The atmosphere was relaxed, and by the end off the evning, we gained a lot of confidence. we both had a great time, climbing, to the sound track of Pink...More

Date of experience: March 2017
1  Thank 824StuartM
Reviewed 19 February 2017 via mobile

Came in with a group of 5 novices. Came out climbing like a boss! Had a brilliant instructor who was patient and let us do our on thing by the end. Definitely come if you have zero experience 😊

Date of experience: February 2017
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