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Please note you should only register to climb at alien rock if you know how to belay/tie in, either through experience or having completed a beginners course.

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alien rock / alien bloc

end of restrictions update.

Both walls are now open in 2.5 hour time slots between 10am to 9:30 pm Mon-Fri and 10am to 6:30 pm Sat-Sun.
Thanks for being patient during this time, we're sure everyone is super psyched to be climbing again.

Obviously there are still changes to our operation, a brief summary of which is listed below:

-Firstly. These continue to be trying times and we are doing our best to ensure people still feel safe to use our walls. However if you still feel nervous unsure or that the risk is too high, perhaps it will still be too early for you to resume indoor climbing.

-If you feel unwell have a high temp, persistant cough, lack of smell or live with someone who is self isolating then please do not come for now.

-For now pre booking at no cost is still required to ensure your entry to the wall.
2.5 hour time slots are available as detailed in booking system.
Wall shut for 30minutes between slots.
The booking system shows available spaces and how many have been booked. A very limited number of walk ins may be available.

As per government guidelines to date:

-our considered safe/comfortable capacity for alien rock is 32 persons pre booked.

-our considered safe/comfortable capacity for alien bloc is 75 persons pre booked.

- The booking system is in operation at both centres: this is for 2.5 hour sessions, bookable upto 2 weeks in advance.
To book a place click on button top of page.
Please note, if you are not as yet registered to climb at alien rock or alien bloc please follows the links to the registration pages first.

Please note you should only register to climb at alien rock if you know how to belay/tie in, either through experience or having completed a beginners course.

-At times queing for entry may be unavoidable so please dress appropriately.

- We advise customers to keep to social distancing, with customers encouraged to keep 2 metres apart when using the centre.

- Hand sanitiser is available throughout both centres, and customers are encouraged to clean hands: before, regularly during and after each session.

- Masks are still required in all areas of both centres. except whilst actually climbing in the climbing areas.

These items will all be subject to change at any time. We will continually monitor expert advice and overall centre operation and make changes as necessary. It's important that everyone feels comfortable and safe using the centre, and we will be doing our utmost to ensure this.

Here’s an update of how our walls are currently operating.

- All sessions still need to be booked using our booking system, link above. This seems to be working smoothly so far. If people could make sure to cancel sessions if they can’t attend: to cancel, follow the link in the email confirmation, select Ticket Options and Cancel ticket.

- Again thanks to everyone who has visited since we re-opened and got on board with all the changes to our operations. It’s been really great to see all the regulars back and lots of new faces enjoying Rock and Bloc again!


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 experienced climber, whether you visit individually or as part of a group of friends.

alien rock is also known as alien one and has a large collection of roped climbing.

alien bloc is nearby and opened 24th June 2017 and is a bouldering centre with lower walls where ropes are not used.


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alien rock, 8 Pier Place, Edinburgh, EH6 4LP vat registration number 634 842 921
For all bookings telephone 0131 552 7211, enquiries email us at aliens@alienrock.co.uk

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