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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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The Epicentre Summer Sale-16608:42 Fri
Oggie 8 Challenge Ogwen MRT fundraiser 2nd August-23414-Jul-14
New Arcteryx & Patagonia up to 30% off at Outside-29016-Jul-14
Garment Technologist for Rab-1915:29 Tue
Climbing Duty Officer required-64216-Jul-14
Exeter Newbie24717:34 Tue
Beginner in Aberdeen needs a partner28314:39 Tue
Packing to fly to the Alps1448712:46 Tue
New Climber in the Cheddar Area-6113:50 Mon
Beginner alpine routes around Aig Du Midi for acclimatisation522614:15 Sun
intro to climbing 22 July 11-4 Bolton area 524708:10 Sun
Beginner climber639417:00 Sat
How do you encourage and motivate?1254511:56 Sat
Beginner scramble1149010:10 Sat
Newbie Friendly171,05209:30 Fri
Brand New to Climbing looking for a partner1056223:51 Thu
Bastow buttress Tryfan110317-Jul-14
Looking for half year climbing courses-23314-Jul-14
Too muscular to climb?543,00812-Jul-14
Will I ever learn to lead climb?392,32406-Jul-14
80Litre rucsac1152404-Jul-14
Via Ferrata Costs161,29804-Jul-14
Climbing clubs Central belt Scotland415502-Jul-14
Holds advice439002-Jul-14
Intro into climbing outdoors125026-Jun-14
good second rope430526-Jun-14
Tips on taking my 5 year old neice for her first climb863424-Jun-14
Old Rope...224523-Jun-14
Climbing vacation in northern England/Wales118722-Jun-14
Older guy looking to recapture a previous foothold!582922-Jun-14
Sport climbing kit251,01721-Jun-14
Quiet Crags in Derbyshire181,09220-Jun-14
Climbing in London and further away736918-Jun-14
Looking for suggestions for beginner sports routes1442217-Jun-14
Pregnant rock climbers?142117-Jun-14
Taking children on via ferrata - Briancon, Ailefroide.730215-Jun-14
Right equipment for the job335912-Jun-14
Tendon question524711-Jun-14
Utter utter noob at 45.111,68707-Jun-14
Lowering off301,96007-Jun-14
help with group 10 June Langdale-17603-Jun-14
Multi pitch sport questions1064301-Jun-14
Sheffield Outdoor beginners course anyone?940528-May-14
Beginners training schedule251,13227-May-14
Racking krabs261,03426-May-14
Malham. Is it worth taking our gear.? 475026-May-14
Ideal camalot sizes?1560924-May-14
Crags in reach of Reading838822-May-14
Single parents getting outside.231,38019-May-14
First trip outdoors, any advice?1053918-May-14
New starter-keen and ready232317-May-14
Back on the wall after 5 years off...any tips!141,02516-May-14
sleeping bags438914-May-14
Help with identifying a route, not in my guidebook, Barmouth215809-May-14
Kilimanjaro climb thread take two!429209-May-14
Gym -> Grit - started gear?1293807-May-14
Get outside in Northumberland tomorrow-14706-May-14
Pulley Injury...Recuperation Advice?215705-May-14
good crags to take a newbie to in Lake District352604-May-14
Messy harnesses391,92404-May-14
Children's crag in Lake district1138630-Apr-14
Newbie just did my first lead needed! 141,21930-Apr-14
help with groups in NW England wanted-13729-Apr-14
Soloing Corvus (or not)564,14525-Apr-14
bolted routes in the lower grades151,53724-Apr-14
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