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Big Rock Youth Climbing Competition 16.05.2014ClimbUK-1209:26 Thu
Climbing Wall Supervisorrichhes-8511:20 Thu
Neil Gresham Masterclass and Lecture in ExeterBradshaw Taylor-28311-Apr-14
Ever wanted to join an Expedition?Hot Rock-61814-Apr-14
Big Wall Courses at The Castle Climbing CentreThe Castle Climbing Centre136016-Apr-14
Messy harnessesFirestarter341,23617:42 Thu
bolted routes in the lower gradesJosje151,37317:42 Thu
New climber-thoughts on completing my first outdoor climbToprope-Tanya111,20214:51 Thu
Soloing Corvus (or not)noteviljoe553,86512:14 Thu
Newbie(ish) looking for local clubs - YorkshireMark Cutter724619:30 Tue
Split TipsPhiloosh1243413:18 Tue
Starting out :)Sam.bending1032408:37 Tue
much work for MIAs/ MICs?marzi877908:15 Mon
Climbing buddy wanted, LondonSebj93453922:21 Sun
Indoors / outdoors gradesLobsbelow975517-Apr-14
Anyone running a leading/gear placement course?climbwhenready550415-Apr-14
Good beginner scrambling routes/books?charlielow320413-Apr-14
First alpine mountaineer trip this summer?mc2006231,34612-Apr-14
good crags to take a newbie to in Lake DistrictAdCo82221812-Apr-14
Easter Weekend Climbing AdviceSkorchio2673212-Apr-14
Multipitch UK gradesEspenK331,35811-Apr-14
Learning to lead on an indoor wallLobsbelow471,75309-Apr-14
5 'hindsight is a wonderful thing' tips for beginnersmegamonkeyman894,53109-Apr-14
Grade limits?Simos878807-Apr-14
Newbie looking for info & locationsGreg_H325407-Apr-14
Pushing my gradessebflynn540906-Apr-14
Where in the peak to practice prussiking up from dead spaceJack Whiteley271,24705-Apr-14
Portland instructionGompertz636104-Apr-14
PyB Alpine course July 2014 - car share?gingerbex-10703-Apr-14
Kilimanjaro climb- organisational help needed please!Jimmy1990521530-Mar-14
Easiest climbing in the Peak District?RyanPrior743029-Mar-14
t shirts and baby vestspunky zebra320527-Mar-14
Climbing gradesdmaxwilliams131225-Mar-14
First rope?Henrycuillin326324-Mar-14
prusik lengthsBan11359424-Mar-14
Need a climber that's better than me (not difficult)Karabiner Karen181,40922-Mar-14
Self belay on top rope using a Gri Gri & Micro traxion. plogan51070422-Mar-14
Self belay using a Petzl Shuntplogan51171521-Mar-14
Going from bouldering to top. nicholas-c548516-Mar-14
Mont BlancTezbully442,24015-Mar-14
Exercises for climbingsj12951089612-Mar-14
Climbing trouser/Jeans ....Irishpotatos682,74611-Mar-14
Top Roping Pass of BallaterElvisMax1225010-Mar-14
Anyone want to do a trad leading course?Siobhan McGowan131,74610-Mar-14
belaying Connor Hale130109-Mar-14
Sport pursuit crampon sale !!Lennyb182755408-Mar-14
Getting experienceMattArnold532507-Mar-14
Top-roping Aberdeen cliffsElvisMax1849407-Mar-14
New to climbing-nobody to climb withLennyb1821393705-Mar-14
Inspiring a new generationPhil Lyon433204-Mar-14
Best first ice axe to get to use in uk. jamescook1779427-Feb-14
local crags near edinburgh6b-east652826-Feb-14
Sardinia in AutumnIan74416624-Feb-14
Asolo TPS 535 LTH V and CramponsND33-5322-Feb-14
First Winter Munros walked alonerusstyg131,00720-Feb-14
cold weather challenges / trek racesAnonymous-6219-Feb-14
Top Roping Pass of BallaterElvisMax1449119-Feb-14
please vote for WAVE Adventurewoodsy-10517-Feb-14
help designing a training planSlipknot_olly444613-Feb-14
New to winter mountaineering (Snowdonia)Bryn_F233613-Feb-14
Height and weightAlowen964311-Feb-14
Beginner's ice axe questiongman2012870310-Feb-14
Newbie looking for help and advice!fi_merc1184110-Feb-14
UK Sport Climbing zakmacro535209-Feb-14
Belaying from aboveclimbwhenready812,72209-Feb-14
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