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alien one under 18's

Sorry but due to the current covid-19 restrictions we are unable to offer any courses or kids clubs at the moment. The following information pertains to normal times.

Youngsters are always welcome to come climbing at alien one provided they conform to the conditions below.

The easiest way for kids to try climbing at alien one is taking part in our kids club sessions or having a go in a taster session.

We now offer training and assessment for NICAS
(National Indoor Climbing Achievement Scheme).

The National Indoor Climbing Achievement Scheme is a UK wide scheme designed to promote climbing development and accredit individual achievement on artificial climbing structures. It can be used as a starting point for people wishing to take up climbing and mountaineering. It is open to all candidates aged 7 and upwards.


See the NICAS site for more details.

For those kids doing level 3 check out this link "Grit Kids" by NICAS and Hotaches.

Children aged 7 years or under are able to use alien one when they are directly supervised by a parent/guardian and the parent has the appropriate knowledge of climbing to do this safely. They may also be supervised by an alien rock approved climbing instructor within a taster session or or during private instruction. Note: instructor must be pre - booked. All children within a birthday party must be 8 or over.

From the age of 8 years and over children can either be supervised by an experienced parent/guardian as above or be supervised by an alien rock approved climbing instructor. Note: instructor must be pre - booked.

From the age of 14 years and over experienced youngsters may use the centre unsupervised.

Those between 14 and 17 who wish to climb unsupervised must fill in the digital registration on our premises with their parent or Guardian present. The youngster will then be assessed by an alien rock staff member.

Parents that require training to gain an appropriate knowledge of climbing should consider an alien rock adult beginners course, or parents belaying course.

Note maximum of 2 youngsters per supervising adult.

Places are limited for kids club and must be booked in advance through alien one tel:- 0131 552 7211

We are listed on:


which is an easy to use website for finding places to visit with your family all over the UK. Searchable by age of kids, county, town, postcode and indoor or outdoor attraction.

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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