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Finger Recovery.swifty7
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Winter climbing guided daynoteviljoe4
Hangboard under 16? George B0118
Belay with munter?mumrikken21
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Taking the next step...LittleRob8
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Starting OutDoorRaider13
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Open vs sewn quickdraw slingsandyjohnson012
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New climber needing professional qualified instructor Roghanmer1
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Cheap SPA course recommendationsJuan S2
MIA trainee giving free instruction on roped scrambling joedoherty2
How to know if you can setup a top rope?IndyJK982
rigging a top-rope and abseilingmaxsmith10
Getting back into it...adman292
Swanage - single pitch trad climbingorangelizard22
Climbing rope diameter and length h.cook200015
Typical learning curveSteve-J-E23
Climbing award advise danmitchable16
CAC event this Friday, Nottinghamandi turner2
Recommendations? Gills7
Moving well on broken groundcorinne28
where to go top roping in the peak district h.cook200031
horseshoe quarry h.cook20007
Sesiynnau dringo i merched / Climbing sessions for womenOws1
Getting into route settingmatthew_paraclim...2
MIA Trainee looking to gain more scrambling teaching days. joedoherty2
Why a static rope for rigging up a climb?IndyJK912
Shedding skin from hands, is this normal?PamPam21
New to climbing - shoes and harness questionCammykaze5
new to climbing can anybody suggest where to startthebabyrhino2
Is this harness ok?IndyJK913
Asolo boots.mrgleb2
Edelrid 9.7 anniversary rope 60m as my first?Roobag1
Experienced climber needefMike Morton2
Rope distance on a knife edge snow ridgeTowering Serac4