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Deputy Sports Centre Manager-181
Sharpen your winter skills with a BMC Lecture-117
Winter Mountain Skills in Spain-254
BIRMINGHAM & SOUTHAMPTON - Reel Rock Film Tour -64
Chamonix Sport Aventure : Chamonix No. 1 Heliski-38
Quality mountain day info required!!5468
What harness for very petite woman?7750
Fitness/gym routine for unfit new climber221,062
Where to go for sport routes in UK?11758
What gear is needed for stanage??421,962
What's wrong with this picture?161,676
Why is it dangerous to climb with a single half rope ?493,352
Location for top roping kids in Swanage4261
Simple abseiling question392,426
climbing harness6375
The Long Traverse, Torquay. How safe at Low Tide?4255
Bouldering places in the Lake District3149
Need information on setting up a commercial bouldering centre.-161
Rock Climbing Partner/mentor needed in Snowdonia-152
Easy and accessible crags near London291,006
Improver looking to form bouldering group at Westway-116
Climbing club?6436
Intro to outdoor leadership, Bolton -123
FREE Intro to climbing wed 24 Sept Bolton area -94
Climbing etiquette 292,289
Bouldering grades9705
Essex Newbie Girl looking for climbing partner4823
Ice Climbing5563
Free indoor lead climbing day at Leeds Wall 8th Sept.-128
Child Safety Link4357
Disabled woman would like to try climbing7788
Anchor Set-up Approval Needed.15943
Building Trad Rack (on a Budget)391,336
MIA Trainee offering free instruction in Scotland4816
Help-Expedition advice and help requires(arctic)5426
Portland Sport211,041
Starting out6445
Beginner climber272,225
Triglav - Advice, Accomodation and Tips3136
Advice for trad climbing - mixing gear brands 241,715
Cleeve Hill8367
Learn to lead, Perthshire area, mon/tues, Free-168
Beginner in Aberdeen needs a partner3258
Offer of climbing/scrambling instruction 2-3rd August1207
Want to get out and sport climb8568
Beginner friendly trad climbing routes Scotland. 22692
Anka and figure of eight8541
Starting off in Somerset4227
Getting started in South Wales 14420
What no Commonwealth thread?5211
Exeter Newbie3196
Packing to fly to the Alps14623
New Climber in the Cheddar Area-122
Beginner alpine routes around Aig Du Midi for acclimatisation5320
intro to climbing 22 July 11-4 Bolton area 5331
How do you encourage and motivate?12640
Beginner scramble11627
Newbie Friendly171,155
Brand New to Climbing looking for a partner10713
Bastow buttress Tryfan1190
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Too muscular to climb?543,190
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