What is RealRock?

RealRock sessions aim to support the transition from indoor to outdoor climbing for young people aged 8-17 years old. Whether it is trad, sport or bouldering you're into, come along to progress your outdoor climbing experience.

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Squad RR Kirrie 5

Active Schools Angus RealRock

ClimbScotland have teamed up with Active Schools Angus to provide day of RealRock sessions at Kirrie Hill. These sessions will be run by ClimbScotland climbing instructors and aim to give young people in Angus the chance to try top-rope climbing outside at Kirrie Hill.


  • The cost of the session is free, however you must sign-up for ClimbScotland membership (£15.50)
  • Your year's membership includes a load of other great benefits

Dates and Times

There are three 1.5 hour sessions taking place at Kirrie Hill, near Kirriemuir on Friday the 5th October.

  • 10:00 - 11:30
  • 12:00 - 13:30
  • 14:30 - 16:00

Further Details

Here is some key information that will help you plan for your RealRock session:

  • The age range for the session is 8-17 years old.
  • Participants should have some climbing experience already, whether that is climbing at Brechin Community Campus, Avertical World or similar. (If you're completely new to climbing why not check out the open sessions at Brechin!)
  • Parents or guardians must provide their own transport to the climbing venue.
  • Parents or guardian must stay in attendance throughout the session.
  • Harness, helmet and all climbing equipment will be provided.
  • We cannot provide climbing shoes, however these are not necessary. If you have your own then please bring them along, otherwise sturdy trainers will suffice.
  • As it's in Scotland, the session is very weather dependent. We will try our best to run the session on the day (pack waterproofs!), however if the weather is poor we will try and reschedule for the following week.
  • Bookings are non-refundable.
  • Photography and video are taken at these events to promote through our website and social media. Please advise a member of the team if you do not wish to have your or your child's photograph taken.
  • Please aim to be at the Kirrie Hill Car Park 15 minutes prior to your session starting.
  • A further email will be send out to participants prior to the day

How to book

Book and pay quickly and easily online via the Mountaineering Scotland web portal. Here's how:

  • Existing members who are first-time users of the portal will need to set up their login via the 'forgotten password' link and follow on-screen instructions.

  • Non-members will need to join. Select “Sign Up”, enter your (the climber’s) details and follow on-screen instructions. Go to the “My Membership” tab and select and pay for a ClimbScotland Gold membership. You will receive an email confirming the membership.

  • Go to the “Events & Courses” tab and select Climbing Training and the Realrock event you want.

  • After booking you will receive a confirmation email with more information about RealRock sessions.

  • New members will get their membership pack through the post in a week – find out more about what you get as a Mountaineering Scotland member.

Any questions?

Don't hesitate to get in touch with us at: calum@mountaineering.scot

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