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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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Will Gadd Climbing Masterclasses21,93724-Jun-14
Business Opportunity - Toughtags is for sale-37219:16 Thu
Chamexpress PROMO seats to Chamonix - 25 Euros!-1,59903-Jun-14
Ed Drummond Parkinson and cancer fund121,29919:42 Sun
Garment Technologist for Rab-24722-Jul-14
Anka and figure of eight837909:08 Mon
Beginner friendly trad climbing routes Scotland. 1838508:45 Mon
Starting off in Somerset413318:18 Sat
Getting started in South Wales 1427805:30 Fri
What no Commonwealth thread?515303:26 Thu
MIA Trainee offering free instruction in Scotland-14523-Jul-14
Want to get out and sport climb625723-Jul-14
Exeter Newbie312623-Jul-14
Beginner in Aberdeen needs a partner211022-Jul-14
Packing to fly to the Alps1450722-Jul-14
New Climber in the Cheddar Area-6821-Jul-14
Beginner alpine routes around Aig Du Midi for acclimatisation523820-Jul-14
intro to climbing 22 July 11-4 Bolton area 525920-Jul-14
Beginner climber642919-Jul-14
How do you encourage and motivate?1256419-Jul-14
Beginner scramble1151019-Jul-14
Newbie Friendly171,06118-Jul-14
Brand New to Climbing looking for a partner1058817-Jul-14
Bastow buttress Tryfan111317-Jul-14
Looking for half year climbing courses-24614-Jul-14
Too muscular to climb?543,02712-Jul-14
Will I ever learn to lead climb?392,35306-Jul-14
80Litre rucsac1153404-Jul-14
Via Ferrata Costs161,30804-Jul-14
Climbing clubs Central belt Scotland416102-Jul-14
Holds advice440002-Jul-14
Intro into climbing outdoors125626-Jun-14
good second rope430926-Jun-14
Tips on taking my 5 year old neice for her first climb864224-Jun-14
Old Rope...225123-Jun-14
Climbing vacation in northern England/Wales119122-Jun-14
Older guy looking to recapture a previous foothold!583222-Jun-14
Sport climbing kit251,02521-Jun-14
Quiet Crags in Derbyshire181,10020-Jun-14
Climbing in London and further away737618-Jun-14
Looking for suggestions for beginner sports routes1442817-Jun-14
Pregnant rock climbers?142617-Jun-14
Taking children on via ferrata - Briancon, Ailefroide.730815-Jun-14
Right equipment for the job336212-Jun-14
Tendon question525211-Jun-14
Utter utter noob at 45.111,69107-Jun-14
Lowering off301,96707-Jun-14
help with group 10 June Langdale-18003-Jun-14
Multi pitch sport questions1064601-Jun-14
Sheffield Outdoor beginners course anyone?940828-May-14
Beginners training schedule251,13727-May-14
Racking krabs261,03926-May-14
Malham. Is it worth taking our gear.? 475226-May-14
Ideal camalot sizes?1561524-May-14
Crags in reach of Reading839022-May-14
Single parents getting outside.231,38319-May-14
First trip outdoors, any advice?1054318-May-14
New starter-keen and ready232517-May-14
Back on the wall after 5 years off...any tips!141,02916-May-14
sleeping bags439314-May-14
Help with identifying a route, not in my guidebook, Barmouth216109-May-14
Kilimanjaro climb thread take two!429509-May-14
Gym -> Grit - started gear?1294307-May-14
Get outside in Northumberland tomorrow-14906-May-14
Pulley Injury...Recuperation Advice?215805-May-14
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