Scottish 'REALrock' youth trad training indoors!

REALrock for youths - learn to lead on trad gear at Scottish climbing walls in March

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The MCofS has joined forces with climbing walls to offer REALrock intro sessions for youths on purpose-built indoor trad climbing routes. The sessions will be led by wall instructors and volunteers, and are available for those over 12 yrs old who have indoor leading experience on bolts. Parents may have to attend to supervise their children at some walls.

The MCofS has supported the development of larger 'Regional Centres' with the inclusion of at least one climbing route that allows the use of 'natural gear'. If climbers new to the sport wish to transfer outdoors it is important that they learn the skills of placing such protection.

Learning to place gear on a MCofS REAlrock sesison outdoors
© MCofS

REALrock for Youths COURSE INFO:

  • Training in the placement of natural gear without worrying about loose rock or poor placements.
  • Training in the fast and efficient placement of the correct size gear.
  • Training in the skills of energy conservation whilst placing gear.
  • Training in the psychology of climbing above natural gear.


MCofS Youth Members: £10 per session.
Non MCofS members can take part if they join as Youth Members.
This is offered at the special offer rate of £10.


The sessions will be held in March at the following walls and to make a booking please contact the wall direct:

Alien Rock, Edinburgh

  • DATES: March: 7th, 14th and 21st March; 10am to 12pm (Sundays)
  • BOOKING: Reception Tel: 0131 552 7211

Transition Extreme, Aberdeen

  • DATES: Monday 1st March at 5pm; Sunday 14th at 4pm and Saturday 20th at 4pm
  • BOOKING: Reception Tel: 01224 626 279

Climb @ Inverness

  • DATES: March 4th and 11th and 18th
  • BOOKING: Reception Tel: 01463 667 505

For more information visit The Mountaineering Council of Scotland
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