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Ever wanted to join an Expedition?Hot Rock-34014-Apr-14
Neil Gresham Masterclass and Lecture in ExeterBradshaw Taylor-14511-Apr-14
Epicentre offers ending this weekendThe EpiCentre-15013:43 Wed
Lifeventure Climbing & Photography TalkEllis Brigham-9515-Apr-14
Big Wall Courses at The Castle Climbing CentreThe Castle Climbing Centre120616:41 Wed
Newbie(ish) looking for local clubs - YorkshireMark Cutter615220:00 Sun
Split TipsPhiloosh915313:50 Sun
Soloing Corvus (or not)noteviljoe422,74611:43 Sun
Indoors / outdoors gradesLobsbelow973420:04 Thu
Anyone running a leading/gear placement course?climbwhenready549115-Apr-14
Good beginner scrambling routes/books?charlielow319613-Apr-14
First alpine mountaineer trip this summer?mc2006231,33212-Apr-14
good crags to take a newbie to in Lake DistrictAdCo82221112-Apr-14
Easter Weekend Climbing AdviceSkorchio2672412-Apr-14
much work for MIAs/ MICs?marzi749011-Apr-14
Multipitch UK gradesEspenK331,34711-Apr-14
Climbing buddy wanted, LondonSebj93242511-Apr-14
Learning to lead on an indoor wallLobsbelow471,74309-Apr-14
5 'hindsight is a wonderful thing' tips for beginnersmegamonkeyman894,51009-Apr-14
Grade limits?Simos877907-Apr-14
Newbie looking for info & locationsGreg_H325007-Apr-14
Pushing my gradessebflynn540106-Apr-14
Where in the peak to practice prussiking up from dead spaceJack Whiteley271,24105-Apr-14
Portland instructionGompertz635604-Apr-14
PyB Alpine course July 2014 - car share?gingerbex-10203-Apr-14
Kilimanjaro climb- organisational help needed please!Jimmy1990520730-Mar-14
Easiest climbing in the Peak District?RyanPrior742529-Mar-14
t shirts and baby vestspunky zebra320227-Mar-14
bolted routes in the lower gradesJosje1179426-Mar-14
Climbing gradesdmaxwilliams130725-Mar-14
First rope?Henrycuillin325524-Mar-14
prusik lengthsBan11358724-Mar-14
Need a climber that's better than me (not difficult)Karabiner Karen181,40222-Mar-14
Self belay on top rope using a Gri Gri & Micro traxion. plogan51069422-Mar-14
Self belay using a Petzl Shuntplogan51170821-Mar-14
Going from bouldering to top. nicholas-c548316-Mar-14
Mont BlancTezbully442,23315-Mar-14
Exercises for climbingsj12951088612-Mar-14
Climbing trouser/Jeans ....Irishpotatos682,74011-Mar-14
Top Roping Pass of BallaterElvisMax1224410-Mar-14
Anyone want to do a trad leading course?Siobhan McGowan131,74110-Mar-14
belaying Connor Hale129509-Mar-14
Sport pursuit crampon sale !!Lennyb182755108-Mar-14
Getting experienceMattArnold531607-Mar-14
Top-roping Aberdeen cliffsElvisMax1848707-Mar-14
New to climbing-nobody to climb withLennyb1821392805-Mar-14
Inspiring a new generationPhil Lyon433104-Mar-14
Best first ice axe to get to use in uk. jamescook1779227-Feb-14
local crags near edinburgh6b-east652426-Feb-14
Sardinia in AutumnIan74416424-Feb-14
Asolo TPS 535 LTH V and CramponsND33-5222-Feb-14
First Winter Munros walked alonerusstyg131,00520-Feb-14
cold weather challenges / trek racesAnonymous-6019-Feb-14
Top Roping Pass of BallaterElvisMax1448719-Feb-14
please vote for WAVE Adventurewoodsy-10417-Feb-14
help designing a training planSlipknot_olly444313-Feb-14
New to winter mountaineering (Snowdonia)Bryn_F232913-Feb-14
Height and weightAlowen963311-Feb-14
Beginner's ice axe questiongman2012869810-Feb-14
Newbie looking for help and advice!fi_merc1183310-Feb-14
UK Sport Climbing zakmacro535009-Feb-14
Belaying from aboveclimbwhenready812,71109-Feb-14
back againstreetfighterjeff663408-Feb-14
New to UK. Snowdoniancpainting837103-Feb-14
trad climbingBethany259003-Feb-14
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