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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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Assistant Product Manager - Camping (Technical)-78901-Sep-14
Climbing Courses & Instructor Training Month-25811-Sep-14
Instructor Vacancy - Northampton-20812-Sep-14
Climbing Wall Coordinator - Essex Outdoors-28008-Sep-14
10 Facts That Make Awesome Walls Awesome!-1,20528-Aug-14
Climbing club?632208:55 Wed
Easy and accessible crags near London2468512:29 Tue
Intro to outdoor leadership, Bolton -7210:00 Tue
FREE Intro to climbing wed 24 Sept Bolton area -5910:18 Mon
Climbing etiquette 292,16709-Sep-14
Bouldering grades961905-Sep-14
Essex Newbie Girl looking for climbing partner473929-Aug-14
Ice Climbing548629-Aug-14
Free indoor lead climbing day at Leeds Wall 8th Sept.-9328-Aug-14
Child Safety Link432127-Aug-14
Disabled woman would like to try climbing771626-Aug-14
Anchor Set-up Approval Needed.1586925-Aug-14
Building Trad Rack (on a Budget)391,25820-Aug-14
MIA Trainee offering free instruction in Scotland475018-Aug-14
Help-Expedition advice and help requires(arctic)538515-Aug-14
Portland Sport2198411-Aug-14
Starting out638911-Aug-14
Beginner climber272,13210-Aug-14
Triglav - Advice, Accomodation and Tips310004-Aug-14
Advice for trad climbing - mixing gear brands 241,65804-Aug-14
Cleeve Hill832902-Aug-14
Learn to lead, Perthshire area, mon/tues, Free-13002-Aug-14
Beginner in Aberdeen needs a partner322202-Aug-14
Offer of climbing/scrambling instruction 2-3rd August116831-Jul-14
Want to get out and sport climb852631-Jul-14
Beginner friendly trad climbing routes Scotland. 2264429-Jul-14
Anka and figure of eight851128-Jul-14
Starting off in Somerset418726-Jul-14
Getting started in South Wales 1437725-Jul-14
What no Commonwealth thread?518924-Jul-14
Exeter Newbie316423-Jul-14
Packing to fly to the Alps1458222-Jul-14
New Climber in the Cheddar Area-9821-Jul-14
Beginner alpine routes around Aig Du Midi for acclimatisation529220-Jul-14
intro to climbing 22 July 11-4 Bolton area 530120-Jul-14
How do you encourage and motivate?1261019-Jul-14
Beginner scramble1158119-Jul-14
Newbie Friendly171,12618-Jul-14
Brand New to Climbing looking for a partner1067317-Jul-14
Bastow buttress Tryfan115717-Jul-14
Looking for half year climbing courses-28214-Jul-14
Too muscular to climb?543,13312-Jul-14
Will I ever learn to lead climb?392,46606-Jul-14
80Litre rucsac1157004-Jul-14
Via Ferrata Costs161,38704-Jul-14
Climbing clubs Central belt Scotland420502-Jul-14
Holds advice444102-Jul-14
Intro into climbing outdoors131526-Jun-14
good second rope434326-Jun-14
Tips on taking my 5 year old neice for her first climb868824-Jun-14
Old Rope...228823-Jun-14
Climbing vacation in northern England/Wales122822-Jun-14
Older guy looking to recapture a previous foothold!589322-Jun-14
Sport climbing kit251,08021-Jun-14
Quiet Crags in Derbyshire181,14520-Jun-14
Climbing in London and further away742818-Jun-14
Looking for suggestions for beginner sports routes1448817-Jun-14
Pregnant rock climbers?148017-Jun-14
Taking children on via ferrata - Briancon, Ailefroide.735515-Jun-14
Right equipment for the job341512-Jun-14
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