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Climb & Abseil Blackford Quarry, Edinburgh

Climb & Abseil Blackford Quarry, Edinburgh

£ 45

Blackford, Edinburgh

Taster & Beginner & Intermediate
Family-Friendly, Guides & Tours
Minimum age: 10
Blackford, Edinburgh
Max. group size: 8
Cancellation: Moderate
Minimum booking size: 2
Start time(s): 11:00, 14:30
Duration: 2.5 hours
£ 45

Activity Highlights:

Embark on an exhilarating journey up the rugged faces of Blackford Quarry in Edinburgh! Whether you’re a novice climber or someone seeking to conquer new heights, our climb and abseil adventure promises an unforgettable experience with panoramic views of Edinburgh’s natural landscape. Suitable for anyone aged 10 and above, this 2.5-hour escapade invites you to ascend multiple climbing routes and experience the thrill of abseiling under the safe guidance of our expert instructors.

Key Details

  • Duration: 2hrs 30mins
  • Group Size: Up to 8 participants per session. For larger groups, please reach out.
  • Age Requirement: Suitable for individuals from 10 years old.
  • Pricing: £45.

What to Expect

Participants will learn the fundamentals of rock climbing techniques, safety procedures, rope handling, and abseiling skills. Our programme is designed to enhance your confidence in high rope activities and help you develop trust in equipment and instructors.

Your adventure begins at Blackford Quarry, where you’ll take on various climbing routes tailored to different skill levels. After honing your climbing prowess, the session culminates with the exhilarating challenge of one or two abseils down the quarry face.

Your session will be tailored to you and your experience level. Blackford Quarry has a range of different ascents, perfect for a range of skill-levels.

Location

Your adventure will take place at Blackford Quarry, Blackford Glen Road, Edinburgh. Details of the precise meeting point will be provided upon booking confirmation.

Blackford Quarry offers routes for all skill levels under the guidance of experienced instructors.

Prerequisites

No prior climbing experience is necessary, but a basic level of fitness is beneficial. Participants under 18 must be accompanied by a guardian, and the minimum age is 10 years old.

Why Choose Us?

We don’t just provide activities; we craft experiences that are tailored to your skills and aspirations. Our highly experienced instructors are not only committed to your safety but also to ensuring you have a thrilling and memorable adventure. Whether you’re here to build confidence, face your fear of heights, or simply have a great time, we’re ready to make it happen. Book online today and let the excitement begin at Blackford Quarry!

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What's Included:

  • Expert instruction and safety briefing.
  • Climbing and abseiling equipment.
  • Setup of multiple climbing routes and abseil stations.
  • Public liability insurance.

What's Not Included:

  • Personal transport to the quarry.
  • Water and snacks (please bring your own).
  • Personal clothing and footwear (waterproofs and layers recommended).

Frequently Asked Questions

No prior climbing experience is necessary. Our experienced instructors will provide all the guidance you need.

It’s recommended that you wear comfortable clothing that allows for movement, such as sportswear, and sturdy trainers. Waterproofs and additional layers are advised, as the weather can be unpredictable.

Safety is our top priority. We provide full safety equipment and instruction, and our instructors are trained to handle emergencies.

Our adventure is designed to be supportive and can help you overcome your fears with professional guidance at every step.

Specific meeting point details will be provided upon booking confirmation. The general location is Blackford Quarry, Edinburgh.

We will always try to give as much notice as possible if an activity can’t go ahead. Sometimes things are out of our control and we may have to cancel with very short notice. In all cases, we will try to offer an alternative activity or location. In the event of a canceled activity by us, you will be refunded if we cannot find a suitable alternative date/time/activity for your group. 

However, it’s worth saying that we will only cancel in the event that it is unsafe climb. A bit of drizzle won’t stop us! Please assume the trip is going ahead unless we contact you to say otherwise. The vast majority of our trips go ahead as planned, come rain or shine!

How it works: 

  1. Make a booking.
  2. The centre will accept your booking, usually within an hour or two.
  3. Pay for the booking to confirm it.

If you have specific questions, please put them in the comments section, and the centre will answer before you pay.

If something isn't right or if there are no dates available, then send us a message in the live chat.

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Cancellation Policy

Flexible

  • You can cancel until 48 hours before your booking for a full refund
  • If you cancel after that, you’ll pay 50% up to 24 hours beforehand and the full amount after 24 hours 

Moderate

  • You can cancel until 5 days before yoru booking for a full refund
  • If you cancel after that, you’ll pay 50% up to 48 hours beforehand and the full amount after 48 hours 

Firm

  • To receive a full refund, you must cancel at least 14 days before their booking
  • If you cancel between 7 and 14 days before your booking, you’ll pay 50% of the cost
  • If you cancel less than 7 days before the booking starts, you’ll pay the full amount

Strict

  • To receive a full refund, you must cancel at least 30 days before your booking
  • If you cancel between 7 and 30 days before your booking, you’ll pay 50% of the cost
  • If you cancel less than 7 days before the booking starts, you’ll pay the full amount
  • You can also receive a full refund if you cancel within 48 hours of paying, if the cancellation occurs at least 14 days before the booking starts