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Himalayan Trust UK Annual Lecture - Leo HouldingMcGus-10912-Apr-14
Outside La Sportiva Weekend running
Ever wanted to join an Expedition?Hot Rock-16420:35 Mon
PODSACS - Get Trashed Again!Hugh Cottam464621:35 Wed
Instructor Training Month plus ML and SPA datesjezb1128417:28 Sun
Anyone running a leading/gear placement course?climbwhenready546920:53 Tue
Indoors / outdoors gradesLobsbelow859406:45 Mon
Good beginner scrambling routes/books?charlielow318307:58 Sun
First alpine mountaineer trip this summer?mc2006231,32322:33 Sat
good crags to take a newbie to in Lake DistrictAdCo82219622:01 Sat
Easter Weekend Climbing AdviceSkorchio2670812-Apr-14
much work for MIAs/ MICs?marzi747711-Apr-14
Multipitch UK gradesEspenK331,33111-Apr-14
Climbing buddy wanted, LondonSebj93241311-Apr-14
Learning to lead on an indoor wallLobsbelow471,73409-Apr-14
5 'hindsight is a wonderful thing' tips for beginnersmegamonkeyman894,48909-Apr-14
Grade limits?Simos877107-Apr-14
Newbie looking for info & locationsGreg_H324307-Apr-14
Pushing my gradessebflynn539406-Apr-14
Where in the peak to practice prussiking up from dead spaceJack Whiteley271,23305-Apr-14
Portland instructionGompertz635404-Apr-14
PyB Alpine course July 2014 - car share?gingerbex-10003-Apr-14
Kilimanjaro climb- organisational help needed please!Jimmy1990520430-Mar-14
Easiest climbing in the Peak District?RyanPrior741429-Mar-14
t shirts and baby vestspunky zebra319927-Mar-14
bolted routes in the lower gradesJosje1178626-Mar-14
Climbing gradesdmaxwilliams130325-Mar-14
Soloing Corvus (or not)noteviljoe331,98425-Mar-14
First rope?Henrycuillin325024-Mar-14
prusik lengthsBan11358324-Mar-14
Need a climber that's better than me (not difficult)Karabiner Karen181,39622-Mar-14
Self belay on top rope using a Gri Gri & Micro traxion. plogan51067922-Mar-14
Self belay using a Petzl Shuntplogan51170121-Mar-14
Going from bouldering to top. nicholas-c548116-Mar-14
Mont BlancTezbully442,22615-Mar-14
Exercises for climbingsj12951088112-Mar-14
Climbing trouser/Jeans ....Irishpotatos682,73111-Mar-14
Top Roping Pass of BallaterElvisMax1224310-Mar-14
Anyone want to do a trad leading course?Siobhan McGowan131,73710-Mar-14
belaying Connor Hale129209-Mar-14
Sport pursuit crampon sale !!Lennyb182754908-Mar-14
Getting experienceMattArnold531407-Mar-14
Top-roping Aberdeen cliffsElvisMax1848207-Mar-14
New to climbing-nobody to climb withLennyb1821392005-Mar-14
Inspiring a new generationPhil Lyon432804-Mar-14
Best first ice axe to get to use in uk. jamescook1778827-Feb-14
local crags near edinburgh6b-east652126-Feb-14
Sardinia in AutumnIan74416424-Feb-14
Asolo TPS 535 LTH V and CramponsND33-4922-Feb-14
First Winter Munros walked alonerusstyg131,00220-Feb-14
cold weather challenges / trek racesAnonymous-5819-Feb-14
Top Roping Pass of BallaterElvisMax1448719-Feb-14
please vote for WAVE Adventurewoodsy-10317-Feb-14
help designing a training planSlipknot_olly444113-Feb-14
New to winter mountaineering (Snowdonia)Bryn_F232713-Feb-14
Height and weightAlowen963111-Feb-14
Beginner's ice axe questiongman2012869410-Feb-14
Newbie looking for help and advice!fi_merc1183010-Feb-14
UK Sport Climbing zakmacro534609-Feb-14
Belaying from aboveclimbwhenready812,70409-Feb-14
back againstreetfighterjeff663208-Feb-14
New to UK. Snowdoniancpainting837003-Feb-14
trad climbingBethany258603-Feb-14
First trad rack!Finlay.george522,05703-Feb-14
Weekly climbing partner in London wantedSPhil224002-Feb-14
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