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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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Trainee Instructor 171,886
Seasonal Climbing Wall Instructor -657
The BOARDROOM's 1st Birthday Party!!!-1,108
Alpine and European Climbing Guidebooks 7843
What harness for very petite woman?5495
Fitness/gym routine for unfit new climber221,040
Where to go for sport routes in UK?11739
What gear is needed for stanage??421,955
What's wrong with this picture?161,652
Why is it dangerous to climb with a single half rope ?493,338
Location for top roping kids in Swanage4255
Simple abseiling question392,412
climbing harness6369
The Long Traverse, Torquay. How safe at Low Tide?4253
Bouldering places in the Lake District3146
Need information on setting up a commercial bouldering centre.-158
Rock Climbing Partner/mentor needed in Snowdonia-143
Easy and accessible crags near London291,003
Improver looking to form bouldering group at Westway-114
Climbing club?6431
Intro to outdoor leadership, Bolton -121
FREE Intro to climbing wed 24 Sept Bolton area -93
Climbing etiquette 292,282
Bouldering grades9699
Essex Newbie Girl looking for climbing partner4822
Ice Climbing5557
Free indoor lead climbing day at Leeds Wall 8th Sept.-127
Child Safety Link4356
Disabled woman would like to try climbing7782
Anchor Set-up Approval Needed.15938
Building Trad Rack (on a Budget)391,335
MIA Trainee offering free instruction in Scotland4812
Help-Expedition advice and help requires(arctic)5424
Portland Sport211,034
Starting out6440
Beginner climber272,210
Triglav - Advice, Accomodation and Tips3134
Advice for trad climbing - mixing gear brands 241,711
Cleeve Hill8364
Learn to lead, Perthshire area, mon/tues, Free-163
Beginner in Aberdeen needs a partner3256
Offer of climbing/scrambling instruction 2-3rd August1201
Want to get out and sport climb8566
Beginner friendly trad climbing routes Scotland. 22685
Anka and figure of eight8539
Starting off in Somerset4224
Getting started in South Wales 14417
What no Commonwealth thread?5210
Exeter Newbie3194
Packing to fly to the Alps14620
New Climber in the Cheddar Area-120
Beginner alpine routes around Aig Du Midi for acclimatisation5320
intro to climbing 22 July 11-4 Bolton area 5329
How do you encourage and motivate?12637
Beginner scramble11620
Newbie Friendly171,151
Brand New to Climbing looking for a partner10709
Bastow buttress Tryfan1188
Looking for half year climbing courses-313
Too muscular to climb?543,181
Will I ever learn to lead climb?392,527
80Litre rucsac11595
Via Ferrata Costs161,418
Climbing clubs Central belt Scotland4241

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