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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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Expedition Hot Rock Trip 2 announced!-1,52008-Jul-14
Day out at Glen Tanar (Deeside) 13th September251119:49 Sun
Tickets for the European Outdoor Film Tour 2014-34714-Aug-14
Ed Drummond Parkinson and cancer fund172,54321:56 Mon
EpicTV is looking for a French Climbing Researche-31621-Aug-14
Child Safety Link424620:46 Wed
Disabled woman would like to try climbing761823:05 Tue
Climbing etiquette 281,62112:40 Tue
Anchor Set-up Approval Needed.1579817:45 Mon
Building Trad Rack (on a Budget)391,18020-Aug-14
MIA Trainee offering free instruction in Scotland469318-Aug-14
Help-Expedition advice and help requires(arctic)536515-Aug-14
Portland Sport2194411-Aug-14
Starting out633711-Aug-14
Beginner climber272,02610-Aug-14
Triglav - Advice, Accomodation and Tips38404-Aug-14
Advice for trad climbing - mixing gear brands 241,62404-Aug-14
Cleeve Hill830402-Aug-14
Learn to lead, Perthshire area, mon/tues, Free-10402-Aug-14
Beginner in Aberdeen needs a partner320402-Aug-14
Offer of climbing/scrambling instruction 2-3rd August114631-Jul-14
Want to get out and sport climb849831-Jul-14
Beginner friendly trad climbing routes Scotland. 2261829-Jul-14
Anka and figure of eight848328-Jul-14
Starting off in Somerset417326-Jul-14
Getting started in South Wales 1436125-Jul-14
What no Commonwealth thread?517824-Jul-14
Exeter Newbie315023-Jul-14
Packing to fly to the Alps1455822-Jul-14
New Climber in the Cheddar Area-8821-Jul-14
Beginner alpine routes around Aig Du Midi for acclimatisation527120-Jul-14
intro to climbing 22 July 11-4 Bolton area 528720-Jul-14
How do you encourage and motivate?1260019-Jul-14
Beginner scramble1156119-Jul-14
Newbie Friendly171,09818-Jul-14
Brand New to Climbing looking for a partner1064817-Jul-14
Bastow buttress Tryfan114017-Jul-14
Looking for half year climbing courses-26914-Jul-14
Too muscular to climb?543,09212-Jul-14
Will I ever learn to lead climb?392,42506-Jul-14
80Litre rucsac1155804-Jul-14
Via Ferrata Costs161,35904-Jul-14
Climbing clubs Central belt Scotland418902-Jul-14
Holds advice441902-Jul-14
Intro into climbing outdoors129926-Jun-14
good second rope432926-Jun-14
Tips on taking my 5 year old neice for her first climb866824-Jun-14
Old Rope...227423-Jun-14
Climbing vacation in northern England/Wales121722-Jun-14
Older guy looking to recapture a previous foothold!586722-Jun-14
Sport climbing kit251,06021-Jun-14
Quiet Crags in Derbyshire181,12520-Jun-14
Climbing in London and further away740618-Jun-14
Looking for suggestions for beginner sports routes1447117-Jun-14
Pregnant rock climbers?145817-Jun-14
Taking children on via ferrata - Briancon, Ailefroide.733815-Jun-14
Right equipment for the job338912-Jun-14
Tendon question527211-Jun-14
Utter utter noob at 45.111,71907-Jun-14
Lowering off301,99507-Jun-14
help with group 10 June Langdale-19503-Jun-14
Multi pitch sport questions1066301-Jun-14
Sheffield Outdoor beginners course anyone?942628-May-14
Beginners training schedule251,17127-May-14
Racking krabs261,06626-May-14
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