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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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TECHROCK - Sales representatives UK&IR-6008:17 Tue
Will Gadd Climbing Masterclasses23,06924-Jun-14
Designer/Developer-26712:29 Fri
Brit Rock World Premiere 2nd Oct, Rheged-23028-Aug-14
Mountain Bike Breaks in North Wales NEW DATES-52213-Aug-14
Bouldering grades732000:23 Wed
Essex Newbie Girl looking for climbing partner465419:08 Fri
Ice Climbing543915:17 Fri
Free indoor lead climbing day at Leeds Wall 8th Sept.-7628-Aug-14
Child Safety Link430427-Aug-14
Disabled woman would like to try climbing766826-Aug-14
Climbing etiquette 281,66926-Aug-14
Anchor Set-up Approval Needed.1582925-Aug-14
Building Trad Rack (on a Budget)391,20120-Aug-14
MIA Trainee offering free instruction in Scotland471218-Aug-14
Help-Expedition advice and help requires(arctic)537315-Aug-14
Portland Sport2195411-Aug-14
Starting out635311-Aug-14
Beginner climber272,06010-Aug-14
Triglav - Advice, Accomodation and Tips38904-Aug-14
Advice for trad climbing - mixing gear brands 241,63304-Aug-14
Cleeve Hill831402-Aug-14
Learn to lead, Perthshire area, mon/tues, Free-11502-Aug-14
Beginner in Aberdeen needs a partner321202-Aug-14
Offer of climbing/scrambling instruction 2-3rd August115531-Jul-14
Want to get out and sport climb850731-Jul-14
Beginner friendly trad climbing routes Scotland. 2262929-Jul-14
Anka and figure of eight849228-Jul-14
Starting off in Somerset417926-Jul-14
Getting started in South Wales 1436525-Jul-14
What no Commonwealth thread?518224-Jul-14
Exeter Newbie315523-Jul-14
Packing to fly to the Alps1456822-Jul-14
New Climber in the Cheddar Area-9121-Jul-14
Beginner alpine routes around Aig Du Midi for acclimatisation527920-Jul-14
intro to climbing 22 July 11-4 Bolton area 529220-Jul-14
How do you encourage and motivate?1260419-Jul-14
Beginner scramble1156919-Jul-14
Newbie Friendly171,10818-Jul-14
Brand New to Climbing looking for a partner1065417-Jul-14
Bastow buttress Tryfan114717-Jul-14
Looking for half year climbing courses-27314-Jul-14
Too muscular to climb?543,10812-Jul-14
Will I ever learn to lead climb?392,43706-Jul-14
80Litre rucsac1156204-Jul-14
Via Ferrata Costs161,36304-Jul-14
Climbing clubs Central belt Scotland419602-Jul-14
Holds advice442702-Jul-14
Intro into climbing outdoors130526-Jun-14
good second rope433426-Jun-14
Tips on taking my 5 year old neice for her first climb867424-Jun-14
Old Rope...227923-Jun-14
Climbing vacation in northern England/Wales122122-Jun-14
Older guy looking to recapture a previous foothold!587422-Jun-14
Sport climbing kit251,06921-Jun-14
Quiet Crags in Derbyshire181,12920-Jun-14
Climbing in London and further away741318-Jun-14
Looking for suggestions for beginner sports routes1447617-Jun-14
Pregnant rock climbers?146417-Jun-14
Taking children on via ferrata - Briancon, Ailefroide.734315-Jun-14
Right equipment for the job339512-Jun-14
Tendon question527611-Jun-14
Utter utter noob at 45.111,72407-Jun-14
Lowering off302,00007-Jun-14
help with group 10 June Langdale-19703-Jun-14
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