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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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Backpack Designer294209:27 Fri
Install a TRUBLUE auto belay for FREE-45827-Aug-14
Mountain Bike Breaks in North Wales NEW DATES-49113-Aug-14
Brit Rock World Premiere 2nd Oct, Rheged-18110:16 Thu
Expedition Hot Rock Trip 2 announced!-1,66508-Jul-14
Essex Newbie Girl looking for climbing partner464419:08 Fri
Ice Climbing543415:17 Fri
Free indoor lead climbing day at Leeds Wall 8th Sept.-7318:06 Thu
Child Safety Link430127-Aug-14
Disabled woman would like to try climbing766326-Aug-14
Climbing etiquette 281,65926-Aug-14
Anchor Set-up Approval Needed.1582525-Aug-14
Building Trad Rack (on a Budget)391,19420-Aug-14
MIA Trainee offering free instruction in Scotland470718-Aug-14
Help-Expedition advice and help requires(arctic)537315-Aug-14
Portland Sport2195211-Aug-14
Starting out635011-Aug-14
Beginner climber272,05510-Aug-14
Triglav - Advice, Accomodation and Tips38904-Aug-14
Advice for trad climbing - mixing gear brands 241,63104-Aug-14
Cleeve Hill831402-Aug-14
Learn to lead, Perthshire area, mon/tues, Free-11302-Aug-14
Beginner in Aberdeen needs a partner321102-Aug-14
Offer of climbing/scrambling instruction 2-3rd August115331-Jul-14
Want to get out and sport climb850631-Jul-14
Beginner friendly trad climbing routes Scotland. 2262729-Jul-14
Anka and figure of eight848928-Jul-14
Starting off in Somerset417726-Jul-14
Getting started in South Wales 1436525-Jul-14
What no Commonwealth thread?518124-Jul-14
Exeter Newbie315323-Jul-14
Packing to fly to the Alps1456622-Jul-14
New Climber in the Cheddar Area-9021-Jul-14
Beginner alpine routes around Aig Du Midi for acclimatisation527720-Jul-14
intro to climbing 22 July 11-4 Bolton area 529120-Jul-14
How do you encourage and motivate?1260419-Jul-14
Beginner scramble1156619-Jul-14
Newbie Friendly171,10418-Jul-14
Brand New to Climbing looking for a partner1065317-Jul-14
Bastow buttress Tryfan114717-Jul-14
Looking for half year climbing courses-27314-Jul-14
Too muscular to climb?543,10312-Jul-14
Will I ever learn to lead climb?392,43306-Jul-14
80Litre rucsac1156204-Jul-14
Via Ferrata Costs161,36304-Jul-14
Climbing clubs Central belt Scotland419602-Jul-14
Holds advice442502-Jul-14
Intro into climbing outdoors130526-Jun-14
good second rope433426-Jun-14
Tips on taking my 5 year old neice for her first climb867324-Jun-14
Old Rope...227923-Jun-14
Climbing vacation in northern England/Wales122022-Jun-14
Older guy looking to recapture a previous foothold!587322-Jun-14
Sport climbing kit251,06721-Jun-14
Quiet Crags in Derbyshire181,12920-Jun-14
Climbing in London and further away741318-Jun-14
Looking for suggestions for beginner sports routes1447417-Jun-14
Pregnant rock climbers?146117-Jun-14
Taking children on via ferrata - Briancon, Ailefroide.734115-Jun-14
Right equipment for the job339312-Jun-14
Tendon question527511-Jun-14
Utter utter noob at 45.111,72407-Jun-14
Lowering off301,99907-Jun-14
help with group 10 June Langdale-19603-Jun-14
Multi pitch sport questions1066501-Jun-14
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