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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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Alpine and European Climbing Guidebooks -12310:21 Wed
Climbing Wall Coordinator - Essex Outdoors-32008-Sep-14
10 Facts That Make Awesome Walls Awesome!-1,30628-Aug-14
*Win 50* New research project seeks participants-18016:08 Thu
CLIMBERS WANTED - Pioneer new routes in Africa-60615-Sep-14
FREE course in N Wales241921:54 Fri
Easy and accessible crags near London2993216:38 Fri
Improver looking to form bouldering group at Westway-6602:53 Fri
Climbing club?634408:55 Wed
Intro to outdoor leadership, Bolton -7610:00 Tue
FREE Intro to climbing wed 24 Sept Bolton area -6415-Sep-14
Climbing etiquette 292,17909-Sep-14
Bouldering grades962805-Sep-14
Essex Newbie Girl looking for climbing partner474929-Aug-14
Ice Climbing548929-Aug-14
Free indoor lead climbing day at Leeds Wall 8th Sept.-9928-Aug-14
Child Safety Link432527-Aug-14
Disabled woman would like to try climbing772126-Aug-14
Anchor Set-up Approval Needed.1587625-Aug-14
Building Trad Rack (on a Budget)391,26420-Aug-14
MIA Trainee offering free instruction in Scotland475418-Aug-14
Help-Expedition advice and help requires(arctic)538815-Aug-14
Portland Sport2198711-Aug-14
Starting out639411-Aug-14
Beginner climber272,14110-Aug-14
Triglav - Advice, Accomodation and Tips310304-Aug-14
Advice for trad climbing - mixing gear brands 241,66404-Aug-14
Cleeve Hill833202-Aug-14
Learn to lead, Perthshire area, mon/tues, Free-13302-Aug-14
Beginner in Aberdeen needs a partner322502-Aug-14
Offer of climbing/scrambling instruction 2-3rd August117131-Jul-14
Want to get out and sport climb852831-Jul-14
Beginner friendly trad climbing routes Scotland. 2264829-Jul-14
Anka and figure of eight851328-Jul-14
Starting off in Somerset418926-Jul-14
Getting started in South Wales 1438225-Jul-14
What no Commonwealth thread?519224-Jul-14
Exeter Newbie316623-Jul-14
Packing to fly to the Alps1458522-Jul-14
New Climber in the Cheddar Area-10121-Jul-14
Beginner alpine routes around Aig Du Midi for acclimatisation529520-Jul-14
intro to climbing 22 July 11-4 Bolton area 530320-Jul-14
How do you encourage and motivate?1261419-Jul-14
Beginner scramble1158419-Jul-14
Newbie Friendly171,13118-Jul-14
Brand New to Climbing looking for a partner1067717-Jul-14
Bastow buttress Tryfan116017-Jul-14
Looking for half year climbing courses-28914-Jul-14
Too muscular to climb?543,13812-Jul-14
Will I ever learn to lead climb?392,47306-Jul-14
80Litre rucsac1157204-Jul-14
Via Ferrata Costs161,38904-Jul-14
Climbing clubs Central belt Scotland420702-Jul-14
Holds advice444502-Jul-14
Intro into climbing outdoors131826-Jun-14
good second rope434826-Jun-14
Tips on taking my 5 year old neice for her first climb869124-Jun-14
Old Rope...229223-Jun-14
Climbing vacation in northern England/Wales123222-Jun-14
Older guy looking to recapture a previous foothold!589822-Jun-14
Sport climbing kit251,08521-Jun-14
Quiet Crags in Derbyshire181,15020-Jun-14
Climbing in London and further away743018-Jun-14
Looking for suggestions for beginner sports routes1449217-Jun-14
Pregnant rock climbers?148217-Jun-14
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