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A forum for asking questions, whether you are deciding to get into climbing or have just started and need something explained. is visited by many experienced climbers, including climbing and mountaineering guides, who will gladly help out. Please check the UKClimbing FAQs before posting.
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Centre Manager Required - South Coast-72111-Jul-14
Garment Technologist for Rab-29222-Jul-14
Rockcity Head Instructor / Coach-10413:40 Mon
Chamexpress PROMO seats to Chamonix - 25 Euros!-1,64403-Jun-14
Expedition Hot Rock Trip 2 announced!-74008-Jul-14
Beginner friendly trad climbing routes Scotland. 2254810:33 Tue
Anka and figure of eight840809:08 Mon
Starting off in Somerset413718:18 Sat
Getting started in South Wales 1429505:30 Fri
What no Commonwealth thread?515624-Jul-14
MIA Trainee offering free instruction in Scotland-15423-Jul-14
Want to get out and sport climb626423-Jul-14
Exeter Newbie312623-Jul-14
Beginner in Aberdeen needs a partner211322-Jul-14
Packing to fly to the Alps1451022-Jul-14
New Climber in the Cheddar Area-6921-Jul-14
Beginner alpine routes around Aig Du Midi for acclimatisation524020-Jul-14
intro to climbing 22 July 11-4 Bolton area 526220-Jul-14
Beginner climber643919-Jul-14
How do you encourage and motivate?1257019-Jul-14
Beginner scramble1151819-Jul-14
Newbie Friendly171,06318-Jul-14
Brand New to Climbing looking for a partner1059217-Jul-14
Bastow buttress Tryfan111417-Jul-14
Looking for half year climbing courses-24914-Jul-14
Too muscular to climb?543,03312-Jul-14
Will I ever learn to lead climb?392,35506-Jul-14
80Litre rucsac1153504-Jul-14
Via Ferrata Costs161,30804-Jul-14
Climbing clubs Central belt Scotland416302-Jul-14
Holds advice440102-Jul-14
Intro into climbing outdoors125826-Jun-14
good second rope430926-Jun-14
Tips on taking my 5 year old neice for her first climb864324-Jun-14
Old Rope...225123-Jun-14
Climbing vacation in northern England/Wales119222-Jun-14
Older guy looking to recapture a previous foothold!583322-Jun-14
Sport climbing kit251,02621-Jun-14
Quiet Crags in Derbyshire181,10120-Jun-14
Climbing in London and further away737718-Jun-14
Looking for suggestions for beginner sports routes1443417-Jun-14
Pregnant rock climbers?142717-Jun-14
Taking children on via ferrata - Briancon, Ailefroide.731315-Jun-14
Right equipment for the job336412-Jun-14
Tendon question525211-Jun-14
Utter utter noob at 45.111,69307-Jun-14
Lowering off301,96807-Jun-14
help with group 10 June Langdale-18003-Jun-14
Multi pitch sport questions1064601-Jun-14
Sheffield Outdoor beginners course anyone?940828-May-14
Beginners training schedule251,14027-May-14
Racking krabs261,04226-May-14
Malham. Is it worth taking our gear.? 475326-May-14
Ideal camalot sizes?1561624-May-14
Crags in reach of Reading839022-May-14
Single parents getting outside.231,38519-May-14
First trip outdoors, any advice?1054318-May-14
New starter-keen and ready232717-May-14
Back on the wall after 5 years off...any tips!141,02916-May-14
sleeping bags439414-May-14
Help with identifying a route, not in my guidebook, Barmouth216109-May-14
Kilimanjaro climb thread take two!429509-May-14
Gym -> Grit - started gear?1294407-May-14
Get outside in Northumberland tomorrow-15106-May-14
Pulley Injury...Recuperation Advice?215905-May-14
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