Since our very first year of opening in 1994, alien rock has been running climbing competitions. Our first competitions being a series of leading comps in the winter of 1994/1995.
After a few years we developed our very popular bouldering league winter series, which now consists of 4 rounds held between October and March each year.
alien rock also provided a venue for the BRYCS junior competition between 1998 and 2006 and the Scottish Youth Competition Series (SYCS) in 2009 . This year, provisionally, the first competition will count towards the Scottish National Bouldering League
This years bouldering competitions will be held on the following
Friday evenings. Doors open at 5pm.
Friday, 28th October 2016
Friday, 25th November 2016
Friday, 27th January 2017
friday, 24th February 2017
Presented to the boulder league winner of the Veterans / Over 40 competition, this cup was donated in January 2005 in memory of David Cassidy. David was a regular and enthusiastic climber at alien rock from the third day of opening in 1994 until his death in a climbing accident at Dunkeld on 9th July 2004. He had often entered the Veterans competition and it was for this reason that his colleagues at the Scottish Executive donated the cup.
Presented to the female winner of the boulder league. It was first presented to the top woman in 2006 after being donated by family and friends of Susie Carmichael, a former regular competitor. A keen all round climber, Susie was well known at alien rock for her enthusiasm and sense of adventure and made many friends. She died after a solo winter mountaineering accident in the Highlands.
First presented after the winter series of 2008, it has been engraved with the names of the previous male winners.
The original trophy at alien rock has recorded the names of all league winners from 2002 onwards. An original alien rock manufactured hold, it is coated in real gold leaf ! Previous winners all the way back to 1994 have unfortunately been lost in the mist of climbing history.