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Alien Rock

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First trip to a wall climbing place with my girlfriend. A fantastic experience and will definitely... read more

Reviewed February 11, 2019
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Fun and friendly environment

I was on a work trip and had the whole day free so decided I would look at local climbing centres... read more

Reviewed February 3, 2019
Reading, 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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Reviewed February 11, 2019 via mobile

First trip to a wall climbing place with my girlfriend. A fantastic experience and will definitely be back. We were looked after by a young girl from start to finish and she was very pleasant. We also receive a 20% off voucher for her next...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed February 3, 2019 via mobile

I was on a work trip and had the whole day free so decided I would look at local climbing centres. I found Alien Block online (part of Alien Rock) and decided to give it a go. Loads of various levels which was great and...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank travellingben93
Reviewed October 5, 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
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Reviewed August 20, 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
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Reviewed April 7, 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 April 10, 2018

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

Reviewed November 17, 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 September 24, 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 September 21, 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 September 22, 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 August 27, 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 July 16, 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
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