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Malcolm Smith - Stonesmith Holds-139
Trainee Instructor 171,975
30% OFF end of season lightweight tents-211
Deputy Sports Centre Manager-148
Axis Winter Bouldering Series at Climb Newcastle-83
What harness for very petite woman?7737
Fitness/gym routine for unfit new climber221,053
Where to go for sport routes in UK?11751
What gear is needed for stanage??421,958
What's wrong with this picture?161,667
Why is it dangerous to climb with a single half rope ?493,344
Location for top roping kids in Swanage4257
Simple abseiling question392,419
climbing harness6372
The Long Traverse, Torquay. How safe at Low Tide?4255
Bouldering places in the Lake District3148
Need information on setting up a commercial bouldering centre.-159
Rock Climbing Partner/mentor needed in Snowdonia-148
Easy and accessible crags near London291,004
Improver looking to form bouldering group at Westway-116
Climbing club?6433
Intro to outdoor leadership, Bolton -121
FREE Intro to climbing wed 24 Sept Bolton area -93
Climbing etiquette 292,288
Bouldering grades9701
Essex Newbie Girl looking for climbing partner4823
Ice Climbing5561
Free indoor lead climbing day at Leeds Wall 8th Sept.-127
Child Safety Link4357
Disabled woman would like to try climbing7786
Anchor Set-up Approval Needed.15941
Building Trad Rack (on a Budget)391,336
MIA Trainee offering free instruction in Scotland4813
Help-Expedition advice and help requires(arctic)5425
Portland Sport211,036
Starting out6442
Beginner climber272,219
Triglav - Advice, Accomodation and Tips3135
Advice for trad climbing - mixing gear brands 241,714
Cleeve Hill8366
Learn to lead, Perthshire area, mon/tues, Free-165
Beginner in Aberdeen needs a partner3257
Offer of climbing/scrambling instruction 2-3rd August1204
Want to get out and sport climb8566
Beginner friendly trad climbing routes Scotland. 22689
Anka and figure of eight8540
Starting off in Somerset4225
Getting started in South Wales 14419
What no Commonwealth thread?5211
Exeter Newbie3195
Packing to fly to the Alps14622
New Climber in the Cheddar Area-121
Beginner alpine routes around Aig Du Midi for acclimatisation5320
intro to climbing 22 July 11-4 Bolton area 5329
How do you encourage and motivate?12640
Beginner scramble11624
Newbie Friendly171,152
Brand New to Climbing looking for a partner10710
Bastow buttress Tryfan1189
Looking for half year climbing courses-316
Too muscular to climb?543,187
Will I ever learn to lead climb?392,534
80Litre rucsac11596
Via Ferrata Costs161,420
Climbing clubs Central belt Scotland4243

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