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About Us

We are passionate about the natural world and its beautiful wild places.

We have a deep respect and appreciation for the environment and a love for adventure and silent human-powered sports.

More about us

It’s amazing how many people have climbed inside but never been out on real rock in our wild and remote settings. We are here to change this rock climbing in East Lothian.

Clean, silent and human powered. We love climbing on rock.

It’s a transformative experience that can help ground and reconnect you with yourself in the most wonderful ways.

Approached humbly and with respect, it can show us the subtle functioning of concentration, effort and focus, providing a never-ending examination into the self.

And of course rock climbing in East Lothian is fun, stimulating and a great way to learn core skills of the ultimate silent sport from our professional instructors.

Recent Climbing Trips

Recent Climbing Trips

Recent Climbing Trips

Recent Climbing Trips

Customer Reviews

Just had an amazing morning out climbing with my friend at Ocean Vertical. I didn’t know you could do real rock climbing in East Lothian.

I don’t have much experience but I felt safe and the guys really knew what they were doing. I feel a lot more confident now and it was even sunny! We will be back!

Emily and Tash | London

Thanks for a fantastic day climbing in Northumberland the other week! Stevie B knows his stuff and definitely upped my climbing game.

Adrian shared a good number of stories about their experiences winter mountaineering in Scotland which I will 100% take them up on this year! Looking forward to climbing in East Lothian with you guys soon!

Stephen | Edinburgh

Lucky enough this year to go out with Ocean Vertical winter mountaineering in Glen Coe, paddle boarding in East Lothian and just recently rock climbing outdoors in Northumberland. Each experience has been an awesome day! Learning valuable skills like navigation in the winter to learning how to safely climb on rock from Stevie and Adrian who are both great at what they do. Loads of experience and knowledge in the outdoors. Looking forward to hopefully more adventure in Scotland soon.

Darrel | East Lothian

Trip Overview

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April - October

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3 hours

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Beginner / intermediate

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Meeting Point

Hedderwick Hill Stables, By Belhaven, Dunbar, EH42 1XF

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Minimum Age


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Climbing Time

2 Hours

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Maximum Ascent

Single Pitch

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Group Size

Maximum 6

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Minimum Number


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If the weather is unsafe your Instructor will choose an alternative climbing location

What’s included (and not)


  • Experienced & qualified instructor
  • Helmet
  • Harness
  • All technical climbing equipment
  • Transport to and from the climb

Not Included

  • Rock climbing shoes
  • Lunch

Optional extras

What to bring with you

Trainers / rock climbing shoes

Base layer

Lightweight fleece

Fleece or soft-shell jacket

Stretch trousers / shorts

Lunch, snacks and liquid

Sun tan cream

Meeting point

Hedderwick Hill Stables By Belhaven, Dunbar, East Lothian. EH42 1XF (Take turnoff to Hedderwick Hill Farm on A1087)

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